Acupuncture Pain Relief and Management for Raleigh-Durham-Cary-Apex-Garner, NC Clients
Throughout the world more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture to minimize pain and reduce swelling than with all other types of health treatments combined. This form of pain relief therapy is now the fastest growing method of alternative care and is commonly practiced in Europe, Asia, and now in North America, and is now available to our clients from Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Garner, Cary and the Triangle.
Reduce Swelling and Pain with Acupuncture Pain Relief and Treatment
Acupuncture pain relief treatments can be delivered in conjunction with more conventional pain relief treatments that are practiced with Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or naturopathic prescriptions to combat pain and reduce swelling. You will want to make sure and inform your treating physician of the complete care you are receiving to derive the best benefit.
Are The Acupuncture Needles Painful?
All patients perceive pain in general and more specifically, acupuncture needling, differently. Usually, patients report only minimal pain as the acupuncture needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all. The actual sensation of pain, if any, is during the insertion of the acupuncture needles. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt.
What Are The acupuncture Needles Like?
All the point of the acupuncture needle is smooth and insertion into the skin is very different and much less painful than typical injection and blood sampling needles. Acupuncture needles are very thin and solid and are made from stainless steel. The risk of bruising and skin irritation is less than when using a hollow needle. There is no risk of infection due to the sterility and disposability of the acupuncture needles.
What Are the "Do's and Don'ts" On the Day of Acupuncture Pain Relief Treatment
In order to maximize the benefits of acupuncture pain relief you should follow these guidelines:
Do not overeat immediately before or after your acupuncture pain relief treatment. Refrain from overexertion during the 6 hours before and after treatment. Plan to can get some rest, or at least not have to be working at top performance during the next several hours after the treatment. This is especially important for the first few visits. Continue to take any prescription medicines as directed by your regular doctor. Substance abuse (drugs and alcohol), will seriously interfere with the effectiveness of acupuncture pain relief treatments. Remember to keep good mental or written notes of what your response is to the treatment. This is important for your doctor to know so that the follow-up treatments can be designed to best help you and your problem.
Is Acupuncture Pain Relief Covered By Health Insurance?
Some insurance companies currently cover acupuncture pain relief costs, but other companies do not yet recognize the value of acupuncture. You should carefully review your policy to determine acupuncture benefits. The AAMA is working to inform insurance companies and the public in order to standardize payment practices and accessibility to this type of treatment. You can help by requesting that your employer and insurance company seriously consider offering coverage and reimbursement for medically indicated acupuncture pain relief treatments.
For more information on how the acupuncture pain relief specialists at Cary Orthopaedics can help you, contact us today at 919-297-0000 for an appointment!
Cary Orthopaedics serves patients from Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Clayton, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro, NC.