Acupuncture For Chronic Pain Providence, RI
Don’t Suffer In Silence! Get the relief you need!
Chronic pain can affect more than just your physical health. Chronic pain (pain lasting for more than 6 months) can affect relationships, your state of mind, and your ability to enjoy your life. It’s a surprisingly common condition, and it can be caused by a number of issues – from old sports injuries, to spinal cord issues which interfere with other nerves in the body.
Drawbacks of Traditional Chronic Pain Treatments
Traditionally, the most common method for managing long-term pain is opioid medications. However these do not always work, and there can be rather unpleasant side-effects, including opioid dependency and addiction.
For many people, long-term pain can cause other problems – increased stress, poor sleep quality, more anxiety, and an increased risk of depression are all likely.
What Causes Chronic Pain & How Can it Be Resolved?
There are 2 main forms of chronic pain:
- Nociceptive Pain – Inflammation or damage to tissue near the site of the pain is what causes the sensation.
- Neuropathic Pain – Caused by damage to the nervous system itself.
Sometimes, changes in diet and lifestyle can reduce inflammation, and help reduce the accompanying chronic pain. This is often the case with pain caused by arthritis – simply removing inflammatory foods from the diet can help.
For those who have neuropathic pain, however, other treatments may be necessary.
Have You Been Told Your Pain Can Only Be “Managed”?
If a doctor tells you they do not know what is causing your pain, or the cause of the pain cannot be cured – the pain can only be managed – then acupuncture and massage therapy may be right for you.
These treatments can free people from pain and allow them to enjoy a normal life.
How Does Acupuncture For Chronic Pain Work?
Acupuncture works by triggering the meridians, and helping the flow of energy around the body. Needles stimulate your body, controlling and regulating the flow of blood, oxygen, and energy to naturally bring relief from pain and promote tissue healing in the area.
Acupuncture makes it possible for people living with chronic pain to live normal, fulfilling lives.
I was having difficulty standing/sitting for long periods of time, difficulty tying my shoes and not energetic due to everything hurting all the time.
Since starting acupuncture, I am very relaxed, I have more energy and the constant pain is gone.
Overall, my day to day pain has dropped dramatically.
— Jim Mulligan, Cranston, RI
The CIMH team can help you find relief when nothing else can. We help patients by using natural treatments like acupuncture for chronic pain. CIMH in Providence also provides a range of other integrative medicine therapies, including moxibustion and herbal supplements.
If you are suffering from chronic pain and looking for a natural pain management option, contact CIMH today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect from My First Acupuncture Appointment?
During your first visit to our Providence clinic, we’ll conduct a comprehensive health evaluation and consultation. Together, we’ll create an acupuncture treatment plan intended to provide relief from your chronic pain.
I’m Scared of Needles. Will Acupuncture Hurt?
The needles used in acupuncture treatments are incredibly thin. Even patients who are very anxious beforehand often don’t even feel the needles!
If you are nervous or afraid of needles, just let us know. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you feel relaxed and confident about your acupuncture treatment.
Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture Treatments?
Many forms of insurance cover some or all of the cost of acupuncture treatments.
However, if acupuncture isn’t covered by your insurance provider, CIMH’s Office of Patient & Insurance Advocacy (OPIA) can help. We’ll fight for your right to receive the acupuncture treatment you need to live a happy, pain-free life.
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