Since the 1970s, the World Health Organization (WHO) has studied the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating and managing a number of pain issues. Through controlled clinical trials carried out with sound methodologies and research, the WHO has sought to point to the effectiveness of acupuncture in helping patients with pain.
In the late 1990s, the WHO concluded that acupuncture represents a significant help to pain patients, especially in the face of side-effects or the risk of dependence on traditional Western drug therapies. For many, acupuncture has become the method of choice for treating chronically painful conditions.
If you're seeking alternative pain management that doesn't involve the use of needles, we offer cupping therapy services. The history of cupping spans back thousands of years, and has been traditionally used as a form of ancient Chinese medicine. Cupping therapy involves placing glass jars on the skin that create a suction-like-effect. Cupping is unique in Chinese medicine in that it often successfully treats pain issues without the use of needles.
From chronic headaches to pain felt after surgery, acupuncture can be a useful tool in pain management. At our New York office, we treat a number of both common and uncommon pain symptoms.