Here is How to Break the Brain and Pain Cycle with Routine Acupuncture at Modern Acupuncture

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Pain can dramatically affect well-being, causing mental health issues, lowered mood, fatigue, sleep disturbances, the ability to exercise, and social interactions with others.


Many pain sufferers turn to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen and naproxen to treat pain, and they are readily available and don't require a prescription.  


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


Patients all over the world show that Acupuncture is a safe treatment option for relieving many forms of chronic 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 of medication side effects.


What is the Brain - Pain Cycle?


What causes pain? The body's pain system is highly complex, and pain often has multiple causes. Pain is an unpleasant sensation initiated by the nervous system in response to tissue damage, illness, nerve damage or non-tissue factors such as psychological and emotional factors. 


The research shows that chronic pain involves the brain as much as it involves the physical tissues. Chronic pain is a cycle, a vicious, powerful cycle that can take over your body and your life.


When nerve cells are damaged, they can become hypersensitive to pain, and that pain message can be sent to the brain over and over and over again on a continuous loop (like a broken record). This is what we call memorized pain. This is problematic for many reasons and can cause those repeated pain reactions which, in turn, have unintended consequences for the body. The chronic brain-pain cycle is difficult to break without focused and holistic treatment. 


Acupuncture works in the following ways for pain relief:


Relieves pain and alleviates discomfort by relaxing muscles and stimulating the release of endorphins, natural pain-relieving chemicals, and serotonin to promote feelings of wellbeing. 


Decreases inflammation by increasing the production of hormones that helps control inflammation. By reducing inflammation, Acupuncture helps tissues repair more quickly for long-term relief. 


Promotes healthy blood circulation by modulating certain brain chemicals that constrict and dilate blood vessels. This helps alleviate pain associated with migraines and headaches where vessel constriction and reduced blood flow is an issue.


Reduces stress and anxiety by regulating the hormones involved in the stress response (cortisol, serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine). Acupuncture can help the body adapt to stress and initiate the relaxation response. 


Chronic pain is a robust condition that often reduces a patient's quality of life and affects their well-being. Acupuncture takes a natural and holistic approach to treating the root causes of inflammation, pain, and the chronic brain-pain cycle. 


At Modern Acupuncture, all of our Licensed Acupuncturists use evidence-based Acupuncture protocols that target your specific condition. These protocols have allowed our Acupuncturists to achieve great results and improve blood flow and oxygen to specific regions of the body to relieve pain. The key is a consistent treatment routine that concentrates on breaking the brain-pain cycle for good. Your Licensed Acupuncturist will establish the most effective treatment plan for your unique pain conditions. 


We also make it convenient to experience relief by visiting one of our Modern Acupuncture clinics throughout the country. Come in today to start your journey to natural pain relief without side effects. 


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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