How Does Acupuncture Work to Decrease Neck Pain?

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Many people experience neck pain at some point in their life, and those that suffer from pain and tension regularly know how debilitating this can feel. 


The ancient medical practice of Acupuncture has been used for millennia to effectively provide pain relief for a variety of conditions, and neck pain is one of the most common. 


Living with Neck Pain


Living with persistent neck pain is exhausting and can reduce the quality of life. Work, stress, and daily living can affect it, and it’s hard to know how to relieve the pain. Neck pain over a long period also contributes to other common issues above and below the neck area. 


Common Symptoms linked to neck pain include:

- Chronic pain of the neck and upper back

- Stiff shoulders

- Jaw tension

- Decreased range of motion of the neck

- Headaches and Migraines


Acupuncture Can Help Reduce Neck Pain


Research has confirmed what ancient acupuncturists knew for over 2000 years, that acupuncture is effective for conditions like chronic neck pain. 


The body of research on acupuncture and neck pain is also growing with its popularity around the world. 


The latest science on acupuncture suggests that when needles are inserted, points are stimulated that boost natural pain killers and endorphins. This natural circulation of these chemicals to the site of pain can have profound pain-relieving effects on neck pain and at the same time provide a sense of rest and relaxation.


Large meta-analysis studies provided by the NIH, show that various acupuncture techniques can provide relief for neck pain and enhance the results of standard medical treatments.


The NIH promotes the use of Acupuncture for neck pain and many associated conditions, such as headaches, migraines, and low back pain


Patients all over the world show that Acupuncture is a safe treatment option for neck pain, and when done properly by a licensed acupuncturist, it can provide much-needed pain relief. Additionally, Acupuncture is natural and non-pharmaceutical, eliminating the risk for medication side effects. 


“I suffer from migraines, neck pain and sinus issues.  I go there at least once or twice a week, every week.  Sometimes I will go a couple of days in a row if I'm having a migraine.  I feel immediate relief from the pain, even more than if I took strong medications for pain relief, without any side effects. Even when I don't have a headache or anything bothering me, I still go at least once a week since it also gives me a sense of calm and peace. I look forward to my appointments, they are always one of the highlights of my week.” – Katy (TX) 


Acupuncture provides a virtually pain-free and non-invasive option for those who suffer from neck pain, upper back pain, and headaches. 


At Modern Acupuncture, we utilize evidence-based acupuncture protocols that show positive results for those suffering from both chronic and acute neck pain. Our Licensed Acupuncturists are well trained in treating these conditions and are ready to discuss your specific symptoms and provide solutions to help find relief. 


“I came in with chronic back and neck pain that has prevented me from sleeping much. I felt incredibly relaxed and the headache that I had for 3 days was gone. I’m looking forward to this journey.” – Heidi (CA)


Acupuncture Minimizes Pain

Modern Acupuncture® is a natural pain relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body.

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