Each visit includes an evaluation and treatment of the health and lifestyle issues that can cause or contribute to chronic pain conditions such as stress and digestive disorders.
Practitioners have specific training and years of experience in identifying, locating and releasing trigger points that are often involved with chronic pain. They believe in a needling style that is both safe and effective with the least amount of discomfort.
Acupuncture and the other types of healing modalities and bodywork offered at ilumina are a perfect way to treat sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain. In general, the longer you’ve been suffering from pain, and the more chronic it becomes, the more time it will take to heal. For acute pain and recent injury, the healing time is generally shortened. When you come in for your first visit, your practitioner will outline a treatment plan according to your specific needs and goals.
One of the primary reasons people seek acupuncture is for pain relief. Acupuncture may stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and modulate the perception of pain.Acupuncture may have anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for back, neck or shoulder pain associated with inflammation. The insertion of acupuncture needles into specific points may help relax tight muscles and reduce muscle spasms commonly associated with chronic pain.
Acupuncture is believed to enhance blood circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to injured or painful areas and supporting the body's natural healing processes. This also influences the autonomic nervous system, helping to balance the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches. This modulation can contribute to overall relaxation and pain reduction. Back, neck and shoulder pain can be exacerbated by stress, and acupuncture is known for its potential to induce relaxation and reduce stress levels.
Acupuncture is often considered as a complementary therapy for managing hip, knee and foot pain, and the potential benefits include: