Pain Relief

Pain Relief

See a fascinating article that appeared in The New York Times.

Acupuncture has been proven to effectively relieve pain, including these musculoskeletal and internal organ pains:

  • Injuries, both chronic and acute
  • Pain in tendons, muscles or ligaments
  • Tensional and migraine headaches
  • Back pain and sciatica issues
  • Stomach pain from ulcers or gastritis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping from PMS or PMDD
  • Pain caused by inflammation or autoimmune conditions
  • Sore throat or sinus pain

Put simply, for pain to occur, receptors at the pain site must send a message to the central nervous system and the brain processes it and all other resulting information, including memories, emotions and other input. One way in which acupuncture works to relieve pain is by tempering this pain message to the central nervous system to lessen the experience of pain. Acupuncture also stimulates the healing of injury and easing any inflammation that might be causing or worsening the pain. 

Acupuncture stimulates the parts of the nervous system that affect the immune system, regulates healing responses and releases pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins.

Praise for Tilo's Pain Relief System