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Chronic Pain and Natural Ways To Gain Relief

Tai Chi Acupuncture & Wellness Center North Reading and Medford

Chronic Pain and Natural Ways To Gain Relief

Today's news is full of examples of people that use opioid drugs to relieve chronic pain. Sadly, many of those people become addicted. An alternative that carries no risk of addiction is acupuncture. In fact, acupuncture has been studied extensively in treating chronic pain with great success.

For example, if you have chronic pain in your back, you probably have difficulty doing many regular activities such as going to work, exercising, interacting with your family or even sleeping. Acupuncture works by activating the body's own self-healing mechanism. According to WebMD expert Ka-Kit Hui, MD, acupuncture should be part of a comprehensive approach to solving chronic pain problems.” See the following link for more details: WebMD

A 2012 study found that acupuncture was better than no acupuncture or simulated acupuncture for the following for chronic pain conditions: back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache, and shoulder pain. The National Institute of Health called the study “the most rigorous evidence to date that acupuncture may be helpful for chronic pain.”

“I think the benefit of acupuncture is clear, and the complications and potential adverse effects of acupuncture are low compared with medication,” says Dr. Lucy Chen, a board-certified anesthesiologist, specialist in pain medicine, and practicing acupuncturist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen recommends that people get a diagnosis from their physician first to rule out serious medical conditions, then they may seek out acupuncture to help resolve their chronic pain issue. To read further information from the Harvard Health Blog, click on the following link: Harvard Health Blog

Tai Chi Acupuncture & Wellness Center is a clinic located in North Reading, MA and Medford, MA. We are designed to bring affordable, effective acupuncture to the North Shore. The North Reading Center is located 7.8 miles from Andover, MA, 16.0 miles from Bedford, MA, 14.1 miles from Beverly, MA, 10.7 miles from Burlington, MA, 9.9 miles from Danvers, MA, 3.9 miles from Lynnfield, MA, 4.6 miles from Middleton, MA, 9.8 miles from North Andover, MA, 9.4 miles from Peabody, MA, 4.9 miles from Reading, MA, 6.0 miles from Wakefield, MA and 6.2 miles from Wilmington, MA.

The Medford, MA Center is located 2.6 miles from Arlington, MA, 14.9 miles from Bedford, MA, 5.1 miles from Belmont, MA, 5.9 miles from Boston, MA, 12.8 miles from Brookline, MA, 4.1 miles from Cambridge, MA, 4.3 miles from Everett, MA, 3.9 miles from Somerville, MA, 4.7 miles from Stoneham, MA, 7.8 miles from Waltham, MA and 2.9 miles from Winchester, MA.