If you live with chronic pain, part of your life may be very lonely.

Suffering from pain that doesn’t go away can leave you feeling like no one understands. It can limit you from participating in your favorite activities. Even loved ones might get tired of hearing about what you’re feeling. It can be discouraging when you’ve tried everything you can think of and nothing really works. Only so much heat, ice, medication, and physical therapy can fit into one life. You may be at the end of your rope, wondering what on earth to try now. This is an extremely difficult place to be.

Have you considered acupuncture?

Acupuncture as a treatment has been the focus of a lot of controversy over the decades, but there’s one constant: people benefit from it. More and more studies are being done on acupuncture, and they show that it has a significant impact on people suffering from all kinds of maladies.

What does an acupuncture treatment look like? 

We all know that acupuncture involves needles, which is enough to scare many people away. The thing is, the needles are so small, you can barely feel their insertion. When you receive acupuncture treatment, these small needles will be accurately inserted into important points of your body that have been studied for centuries. While traditional acupuncturists will say that the needles correct energy imbalances, Western terms say that the needles affect your neurotransmitters, hormone levels, and immune system to effectively reduce pain that medications can’t touch.

Medication isn’t the answer

Speaking of medications, they are one of the biggest reasons you should try acupuncture. Pain medications have serious side effects, and many of medications haven’t been studied long enough to prove themselves safe. Don’t take chances with your body. Instead, turn to the experts at the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center.

Learn more about the integrative medicine we offer Washington D.C. today!