One of the most common reasons people seek acupuncture is because of pain that won’t go away. Often they’ve seen many doctors, only to find few answers. Many have tried medications, only to find they cause other issues or they’ve simply stopped working.
At Merriam Park, our board-certified practitioners seek the root cause of the issue, while also attending to the symptoms.
The causes of pain can be simple or complicated.
Typically, pain is caused by unrecovered injury or illness. We also see pain due to misuse of the body. At times, emotional disturbances can cause a physical pain reaction. We keep these reasons in mind when diagnosing.
At Merriam Park Acupuncture, we approach diagnosis and healing in a different manner. We look for the root cause of the pain and then go from there.
Acupuncture effects the central nervous system by altering the release of neurotransmitters to calm nerve impulses. It releases pain-killing endorphins and releases your body’s natural opioids . You’re likely to notice results immediately.
Stress and diet can also increase your pain. Acupuncture greatly decreases stress levels due to the secretion of these healing hormones. We will guide you through important lifestyle changes that will help you decrease your pain.