ACUPUNCTURE FOR CHRONIC & ACUTE PAIN - PAIN MANAGEMENT IN GLASGOW
Pain management is one of the key treatments we offer at Acusports Clinic. We offer help to common conditions such as all types of back pain, sciatica, chronic pain conditions, sport injuries and sleeping pattern and mood issues related to suffering pain. Acupuncture is not invasive and generally brings immediate relief and long lasting results.
Lower back pain affects four out of five people at some point of their lifetime. Acupuncture is widely accepted as an effective treatment for back pain. From lower back pain to tension on shoulder and neck, acupuncture is a safe approach. From acute sprains to long-term chronic back pain, it can be a safe and natural way to treat pain and prevent recurrence. Your therapist could recommend sports massage within the same treatment or give guidance on stretching depending on each case.
Sciatica is a nerve pain caused when the sciatic nerve is irritated. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back and hip down the back of your legs to your feet. You may feel shooting or stabbing pain on those areas or numbness or weakness. Acupuncture in many cases can be a great help for this condition that can last up to few months. Contrary to what people generally thinks, this treatment may involve as little as two to four needles inserted in a superficial way causing virtually no discomfort. Acupuncture for sciatica generally brings immediate relief.
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & Joint Pain
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two different conditions and acupuncture is a popular treatment in the clinic to help with their symptoms. There are different types of arthritis being those two the most common ones.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and occurs when the body's immune system targets affected joints, which leads to inflammation, pain and swelling.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, affecting around 8 million people according to the NHS. Affects the smooth cartilage of a joint making the movement painful and restricted. This can cause surrounding tissue such as tendons and ligaments to work harder leading to pain.
On both conditions, symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness. Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints. Acupuncture may reduce inflammation in the joints, which makes it a safe and effective treatment for suffers of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for arthritis, however medication such as painkillers, exercise and therapies such as acupuncture may help to improve the symptoms caused by this condition and relief joint pain. Acupuncture can be an option to be combined with your current medication. It is important to talk to your GP if you need guidance on options to manage pain.
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
Acupuncture may be a form of treatment that helps you cope with chronic pain by alleviating the associated symptoms such as dull or acute pain or stiffness when waking up in the morning.
The cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown but it is believed it may be related to the way the brain process pain messages to the body and to chemical imbalances. Chronic pain can caused sleeping pattern problems, mood problems and difficulty to cope with daily life routine. Acupuncture is a popular treatment to try to cope with all these symptoms and improve quality of life.
Quick healing time is crucial for an athlete with an injury. Adding acupuncture to your recovery plan may be a good option to improve recovery time.
Sports injuries happen when playing sports or exercising, but can be caused by repetitive movements at work or in other circumstances. It can be from accidents or poor training practices. Not warming up or stretching enough before and after your exercise can also cause injuries.
Migraines & Tension Headaches
Migraines and headaches are a common issue among the general population. It can be associated with the menstrual cycle, stress and lack of sleep, poor diet and hydration, tension headaches or have no pattern at all. The frequency of migraines attacks can vary greatly from hours to few days. In some cases, the person may experience nausea and/or photophobia (discomfort or pain to the eyes due to light exposure). Acupuncture is a good option in many cases, whether you are on a migraine medication or not.
At Acusports, we strongly believe in both Western Medicine and Acupuncture as a symbiosis. Acupuncture may be considered to help you alleviate some symptoms and improve your health, however we strongly recommend to seek guidance from your GP and always follow their advice.
What happens in an Acupuncture session?
At our clinic in Glasgow, your Acupuncturist will evaluate your issue based on asking questions about your condition and listening to your needs. The acupuncturist will observe different physical characteristics, daily habits and patterns that will help to tailor the treatment.
After the consultation any question will be answered and then we will proceed by using needles along the body. The needles will be placed for 20 to 50 minutes depending on each case.
You may get some post treatment advice depending on each case.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED IN OUR ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC IN GLASGOW
All type of Back Pain
Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
Depression & Stress related to pain
Tennis & Golfers Elbow
Hip and Knee Pain
Migraines & Tension Headaches