Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been in use for a very long time. Acupuncture has become a popular alternative treatment that can be beneficial to many chronic and acute conditions and their symptoms – but what about spasm pain?
Can Acupuncture Make Spasm Pain Go Away?
Here’s what to know about acupuncture treatment for muscle spasm pain, and some more common questions about acupuncture treatment answered.
Is acupuncture safe?
The short answer is yes.
The good news is that receiving acupuncture treatment is safe for most people with little to no side effects. There are some conditions that count as exceptions (people who bleed easily), but acupuncture has shown benefits for treating many different conditions – without any discomfort.
Can acupuncture make spasm pain go away?
Acupuncture is recommended for a large number of conditions and symptoms. Muscle spasms and inflammation in the joints are some of the most common reasons for acupuncture treatment.
Muscle pain can be chronic or acute, and spasms can be due to stress or a previous injury. In all these cases, acupuncture can work on the body’s pain receptors – and might even get the muscles to release the tension in the same way that an anti-inflammatory would.
Why does acupuncture make spasm pain go away?
There are good reasons why acupuncture treatment works, and specific reasons why acupuncture treatment is said to work for muscle spasm pain in particular. Muscle twitches or spasms happen due to inflammation, injury, or stress. This is what causes the muscles to contract into the often painful position that we know as muscle spasms.
While muscle spasms can be countered with medication, there are also other methods of taking care of muscle spasms. Acupuncture works as a possible treatment because of the fact that it targets specific points such as pain receptors – and relieves pain by interrupting the signal to the brain. At the same time, acupuncture also hits the right trigger points to get the muscle tension to release.
What else can acupuncture help with?
The effects of acupuncture have been studied and applied to many different conditions, from depression to general joint inflammation. The idea that supports acupuncture is that pressure points are aligned throughout the body – and that these pressure points can make a difference to the body’s conditions when targeted and treated.
Sure, acupuncture isn’t for everyone – but there are thousands of people in the world who swear by it as their go-to treatment.
Doctors often recommend acupuncture treatment these days and there are many people who can say that they’ve found benefits from alternative treatments like acupuncture alongside traditional medical treatments.
Is there anyone who can’t get acupuncture?
Most people can get acupuncture treatment without a problem. However, there are some health conditions and medical treatments that might mean you are one of the rare exceptions. If you are unsure whether acupuncture treatment is safe for you, ask your primary care doctor first.
Where can I find an acupuncture specialist?
Finding an acupuncture specialist in your area is not as simple as looking up acupuncture specialists near you. It’s also important to look at some of their reviews and qualifications. Many people advertise acupuncture, but don’t have an idea what they’re doing – and it’s best to avoid anyone you can’t find good reviews for, or who won’t tell you more about their services.
If this is your first visit to a specialist, ask your primary care doctor for a recommendation before booking.
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About Farrah Hamraie
Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.