Acupuncture for Muscle and Joint Pain in Franklin, TN
From acute pain from injuries to chronic pain due to underlying health conditions, no one wants to live with pain. Many people prematurely turn to surgery or even pain medication. Whether it be chronic use of over the counter medication or prescription pain medication, medication is not the answer for getting to the root of pain. Medication may be helpful to dull the symptoms for a short period of time, but it will not treat the root of the problem. It is similar to hitting the snooze button on your alarm in the morning. Unless the cause of the pain is treated, your body will keep sounding the alarm, reminding you that something is wrong. Eventually the pain may get worse or become chronic. It is
also possible for the medication to cause unwanted side effects and further compromise your health.
Surgery may be another option. At times, this approach may make sense, but it could be both expensive and risky, and there is no guarantee that it will be effective.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain. Unlike other methods of handling pain, there are no side effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge the benefits of acupuncture in treating and eliminating pain due to a wide range of causes.
Not only can acupuncture treat signs and symptoms of pain and discomfort, it can also get to the root of the problem. When the initial cause of the pain is corrected, your body can begin to heal on deeper levels. At Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, we use a variety of adjunct techniques in addition to acupuncture when treating pain. This includes cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, gua sha, moxibustion, and nutrition.
chronic pain. There is no question in my mind that acupuncture is safer than surgery or drugs.”
—Dr. Bruce Pomeranz, Neuroscientist, University of Toronto