According to health specialist Dr Jonathan Wright, while most mainstream doctors would load you up on steroidal anti-flammatory drugs and send you on your way, there's a simpler way to alleviating pain. A new study has found that when it comes to musculoskeletal health problems and other common ‘mystery' disorders, acupuncture can ease pain and improve the quality of your life.
is typically a symptom of underlying health problems,” says FSPHealth.
That’s why it’s important that you put an end to it before it becomes fatal.
The good news is that acupuncture will help you do just that.
Acupuncture: The key to alleviating chronic pain
In the study published by the British Journal of General Practice
, researchers recruited 80 patients with an average age of 50 who’d made at least eight trips to the doctor over the past year for conditions that included chronic pain
, fatigue and emotional problems. Many of these patients were in so much pain
they had trouble completing everyday tasks, had problems at work or even disabilities.
Half of these patients were given 12 acupuncture sessions over 26 weeks, while the other half served as a control group.
Those who got the pins-and-needles treatment reported remarkable improvements, including a boost in their overall wellbeing, more energy and less pain. What’s more, researchers said these benefits remained even 26 weeks after the treatments ended.
The control group, naturally, showed no improvements. But after the initial 26 weeks, researchers treated them with acupuncture and they quickly recovered to the same degree as the patients in the first group.
If you’re looking for a natural treatment to treating your pain, it might be worth it to try an acupuncturist instead of, or as a complement to, mainstream drugs. An experienced naturopathic physician might be able to succeed where your mainstream doc failed and find the real source of your condition.