Have you recently had an operation and are experiencing pain? You may, for example, have been discharged from the hospital with a treatment plan that includes exercise and physiotherapy to help you recover.
You may also have been offered pain relief. However, you may find some relief from postoperative pain by having acupuncture.
There’s some evidence to suggest that acupuncture can be effective at offering patients some relief in a postoperative setting. Patients who were treated with acupuncture not only experienced pain relief and reduced nausea symptoms but relied less on opioid analgesics. Research also suggests that in the long-term acupuncture might be more effective than opioids because it negates the issue of potential addiction.
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It’s usual to experience some pain levels after having surgery. Finding successful relief from that pain, however, can be difficult. This is especially so if you cannot take pain medication because of unfortunate side effects or simply prefer taking a more holistic approach to your postoperative recovery.
Acupuncture can stimulate our nervous system to release neuro messenger chemical molecules. These promote feelings of physical and emotional wellbeing. In addition, it is possible to stimulate particular acupuncture points that affect specific parts of our brain, which can help reduce sensitivity to pain.
Your acupuncturist can discuss this with you in more detail at your appointment and before treatment. The pressure points concerned depend on which area of your body is experiencing pain.
In addition, such treatment can help disengage that part of your brain responsible for generating feelings of anxiety.
Acupuncture vs Other Treatments
Acupuncture has been used for centuries, dating back to more than 2,500 years. It is used to treat multiple conditions, including chronic ones such as adverse reactions to cancer treatments, postoperative pain, ear pain and many other conditions.
It is a holistic way in which you can help yourself recover after surgery. Your acupuncturist simply won’t just focus on the area where you are experiencing pain but also devise a unique treatment plan to treat you, not just your symptoms.
Our acupuncture clinic in London specialises in treating people with complex conditions such as trauma, alignment issues and other conditions. Some of our patients have found it challenging to find help elsewhere and have come to us.
Our patients benefit from relief from complex conditions using acupuncture and other methods. Our approach is to treat the whole person in a supportive and calm environment.
Contact us for more information or make an appointment for acupuncture treatment in London.