Clinical trials have shown that acupuncture performed shortly after surgery can reduce pain and inflammation and prevent the need for more risky options such as addictive pain medications. When combined with physical therapy after surgery, acupuncture can help to speed up your rehabilitation and return you to normal function. It does this by having an effect on the blood vessels, muscle tone, and nerve function in the area of complaint. Acupuncture is a safe, effective addition to standard care for post-surgical symptoms.
Acupuncture works in several ways. When a needle is inserted into muscle and connective tissue many different responses within the body can occur depending on how we stimulate the needle. The needle contacting the muscle and connective tissue triggers an immediate release of chemicals from the cells of the body. These chemicals help to control the blood flow in the area by either contracting blood vessels or relaxing them. In some cases we need to increase blood flow and sometimes we want to decrease it, so the strength of stimulation is adjusted based on our goal at the time.
Acupuncture also helps to regulate the nervous system and prevent unwanted pain signals from being sent to the brain. When a needle is inserted and stimulated correctly it stimulates certain types of nerve fibers to control how pain is felt.
Acupuncture and Massage Therapy are two of the safest and more effective ways to reduce pain and inflammation and improve healing, regardless of the cause.
Integrative Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, PLLC provides a unique and comprehensive approach to patient management. We are located within the Bethpage Physical Solutions office and have other offices in East Meadow, and Locust Valley.
Our initial consultations are free of charge. We look forward to assisting you.
Visit us here to learn more. http://www.iamtherapyny.com/ or call 516-312-6670