Treating pain with acupuncture

The acupuncture treatments for pain are designed around the specific conditions of the patient, and are renowned for being very effective. These treatments make use of acupuncture and its complementing techniques. They act both locally and at system level, that is on the causes that generate or sustain the conditions for pain. 

These pain treatments also act at a psycho-emotional level, as they also treat the stress related to the pain.  On one hand pain can be the result of stress factors; on the other hand, pain caused by pre-existing pathologies can itself become a source of stress or a stress-exacerbating factor. In particular, in chronic pain conditions, acupuncture helps to alleviate the stress generated by the continuous presence of pain. It helps by acting on the level of anxiety generated by the perception of pain, so helping to improve the overall  quality of life of the patient. 


Typical pain conditions treated with acupuncture

Musculoskeletal system

Widespread musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia
Neck pain
Upper back pain
Shoulder pain
Frozen shoulder
Arm pain
Tennis elbow
Golfer’s elbow
Carpal tunnel
Hand/finger pain
Lower back pain
Hip pain
Groin pain
Knee pain
Ankle pain
Foot/toes pain

Headaches and neuropatic pain

Episodic tension headache
Chronic daily headache
Cluster headache
Trigeminal neuralgia
Neuropathic pain in general