How does acupuncture relieve pain?


There are many physiological reactions that are induced by acupuncture to reduce pain. In general terms, acupuncture reduces pain by increasing blood flow to an injured area. This action will furthermore reduce the inflammation and help the body heal.

The main goal:

  • Restore nerve damage
  • Increase blood flow
  • Loosen tight muscle
  • Relief

Proven to help with symptoms of:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches / Migraines

According to The World Health Organization reported in 2003 that acupuncture was efficacious with many physical conditions including the following:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Dental pain
  • Reducing the risk of stroke
  • Inducing labor
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
  • Painful periods
  • Dysentery
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Facial pain
  • Morning sickness
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sprains

Acupuncture has a wide variety of benefits. More so than modern medicine.

More benefits include:

  • Safety
  • No side effects
  • there is no adverse reaction with medication even if someone is taking blood thinners.
  • Relief pain
  • acupuncture can be provided for patients who are experiencing allergic reaction to medication.


Many routes or options are available for a patient to treat their conditions. Acupuncture might always be the safest choice because there are no side effects. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same about medication. Acupuncture should always be the first line of treatment before suggesting medication or worse surgery. Acupuncture can help a patient to free himself from medication.