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Aurora Pain Management

Aurora Pain ManagementSouth Denver Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic has a variety of options to help with pain management.  Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history of helping people with issues of chronic pain through the use of acupuncture, herbal medicines, moxibustion, and other techniques. The therapists at our Aurora pain clinic are adept at utilizing different therapies to effectively manage your pain.

A recent study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) stated that acupuncture has been scientifically proven to be effective in cases of chronic pain, including chronic lower back pain. The study also found that acupuncture – including acupuncture with electrical stimulation – were able to produce anti-inflammatory effects in the body.  Pain is one of the hallmark symptoms of an inflammatory condition. Here at the Aurora pain clinic, we work hard to get to the root of your pain symptoms.

Aurora Pain Management: The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture and acupuncture with electrical stimulation have been postulated to work by releasing endorphins into the blood stream.  Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers and are often considered more potent that pharmaceuticals.  A secondary theory is that acupuncture regulates pain through the regulation of a neural gate, essentially blocking the pain response from the nerves to the brain.  It is also known that acupuncture increases blood circulation, meaning than more blood, more oxygen, and more of the body’s natural healing substances and processes can come to the affected area.

Herbs for Back and Other Pain Management

In addition to acupuncture, there are a wide variety of herbs that are utilized traditionally in Chinese – Oriental medicine that have thousand year track records of dealing with all types of pain.  Chinese herbal medicine theory will categorize the types of pain according to how they feel according to the patient, different descriptions and types of pain will help to indicate what types of herbs and which combinations will be effective to help alleviate pain.  There are herbs that are effective at increasing blood circulation, herbs that are effective at stopping pain through analgesic properties similar to aspirin, Tylenol, and other over the counter pain relief medications, including several anti-inflammatory herbs as well that can help to stop pain.  Herbs for pain management can be given internally or applied externally, as well as being used both ways in combination for a more effective treatment.

Other Therapies for Effective Pain Management

Moxibustion is another technique utilized by traditional Oriental medicine that is very effective for management of chronic and acute pain.  Moxibustion is application of heat to the body by burning a certain herb, Artemisia vulgaris on or near the skin of the affected area.  Moxibustion has been shown to both increase circulation and promote immune function to help with wound healing and inflammation. These therapies and others are utilized at the Aurora pain clinic. Traditional Chinese Medicine has several other techniques as well to manage pain such as:

  • Tui Na massage
  • Cupping
  • Bleeding
  • Gua sha.

Each of these treatment techniques will work to increase blood flow and to break up any adhesions that may be causing pain. Our Aurora pain management therapists work hard to diagnose the underlying cause for your pain so we can help you live a pain free life.

Contact The Aurora Pain Management Clinic For Relief

Our clinic offers a variety of treatment options to help you manage your pain quickly and effectively. Contact our Aurora pain clinic today!

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