Pain and Injury

Pain

Acupuncture has been widely researched in the area of pain.  Indeed, the US army use an acupuncture protocol for pain when they are out in the field.

Acupuncture can:

  • help to reduce pain – by increasing levels of serotonin and noradrenaline (Wang 2005), and stimulating nerves to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors (Pomeranz 1987, Zhao 2008)
  • reduce inflammation - release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003).
  • improve muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local circulation (Komori 2009),

Additionally for back pain and sciatica acupuncture can

  • create a change in sciatic nerve blood flow, (Inoue 2008).
  • improves the conductive parameters of the sciatic nerve (Zhang 2005).
  • promotes regeneration of the sciatic nerve (La 2005)
  • provide a more cost-effective treatment over a longer period of time (Radcliffe 2006;Witt 2006).
  • improve the outcome when added to conventional treatments such as rehabilitation exercises (Ammendolia 2008; Yuan 2008).

For more information or to book acupuncture treatments with me, Nicola Allen, call 0630108455 or email Nicola@lilymint.nl

 

This information has been taken from the British Acupuncture Council’s acupuncture research fact sheets.  You can find more information here.

Sports Injuries

From sports injuries to general accidents which cause tissue damage, acupuncture can your body to heal more quickly by:

  • reducing inflammation and promoting healing – by release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003).
  • improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local circulation (Komori 2009),

For more information or to book acupuncture treatments with me, Nicola Allen, call 0630108455 or email Nicola@lilymint.nl