Benefits of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make it difficult and miserable to conduct your day-to-day life. Common treatments include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, as well as ice and heat. But when these options are not as effective as they should be, acupuncture is an option worth considering.

Acupuncture is part of a traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for thousands of years. It works by applying needles, heat, and pressure to certain points on the body. Inserting the needles are thought to correct imbalances in the flow of energy in the body—also known as qi (or chi).

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a number of studies suggest that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain, including neck and back pain, knee pain, and headache. Additionally, pain relief with acupuncture derives from inactivating the source of pain by modulating endorphin levels.

If you have tried everything else and you are interested in acupuncture, plan on weekly treatments until you start to see a benefit, then gradually lengthen the time until the next visit. Treatments typically range between $65 and $125 per session.

How Manhattan Sports Therapy Can Help

At Manhattan Sports Therapy, our acupuncture services target the root of the problem, which allows us to provide solutions that are long-lasting. Acupuncturist Irina Logman can give you the soothing and relaxing environment you need in order to move forward with a pain-free life. Our experienced and licensed staff is committed to helping you get your life back on track.

If you have found yourself on the sidelines due to a sports-related injury or pain in New York, request an appointment with our experienced doctor at Manhattan Sports Therapy today.