We offer the people of Brisbane acupuncture for pain relief sessions that are safe and effective.
At some point, all of us will experience pain.
Perhaps you were moving a fridge but weren’t using the right technique. Maybe you slept funny.
Sporty type that you are, it’s possible you strained it by putting in too much effort at the gym or on the field.
Our unique acupuncture for pain relief approach
A key focus of ours is acupuncture for pain relief.
Our therapists employ a range of techniques, working with you to reduce the pain you are currently experiencing, and reduce the frequency and intensity of any possible future flare ups.
When you receive an acupuncture for pain relief session with us, you may also undergo Tui Na bodywork, remedial massage, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, electro acupuncture and/or the application heat lamps, topical liniments and more.
It all depends on the type of pain you are experiencing.
See the dot-point list on this page for an idea of the type of pain conditions we can help with.
Acupuncture for pain relief research is plentiful
Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in addressing pain. It’s the reason why it’s become so popular throughout the globe.
Research into acupuncture for pain relief is plentiful.
When it comes to acute pain, a systemic review of 13 trials found acupuncture to be more effective than sham needling and painkiller injections.
(Reference: Xiang, A; Cheng, K; Xu, P; Liu, S (n.d.); The immediate analgesic effect of acupuncture for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.)
And a meta-analysis of almost 18,000 people from randomised clinical trials concluded that ‘acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.’
(Reference: Vickers, AJ; Cronin, AM; Maschino, AC; Lewotj, G; MacPherson, H; Foster, NE et al; 2012; Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172 (19), 1444.)
Acupuncture for pain relief in migraines
Research shows six acupuncture for pain relief sessions can reduce the severity and frequency of migraines and headaches.
Scientists reviewed whether acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine attacks.
They critiqued 22 clinical research trials that involved 4985 people.
Here is what they concluded.
If you have an average of six days of migraine each month, this would reduce to three and a half days a month for people receiving acupuncture treatments.
So it’s clear that getting some acupuncture from us may reduce the frequency of your migraine attacks.
Acupuncture for pain relief in tension headaches
Similarly, research has shown acupuncture for pain relief is a great therapy if you suffer from tension headaches.
In 2016, researchers reviewed 12 trials involving 2349 adults.
The frequency of tension headaches halved in more than half of these people if they had at least six acupuncture sessions.
Only 17% of people who received ‘usual care’ (no acupuncture) had reported the frequency of their headaches had reduced by half.
For more information about our approach to headaches and migraines, read our Headache and Migraine Relief Brisbane blog post.
Come in for some acupuncture
Make an appointment with our acupuncture for pain relief Brisbane practitioners, today.