When there is chronic pain, it can interfere with our daily routines. Pain, including back pain and headaches, is one of the leading reasons for days lost from work and school. Pain management costs the nation about $24 billion a year.

Prescriptions and use of anti-inflammatory medications can cause detrimental effects on the body. The side effects of these medications range from constipation to stomach bleeding.

Many research studies have indicated acupuncture as an effective treatment for pain, arthritis, and sports injuries. Acupuncture helps to calm muscles, release endorphins, and decrease inflammation by stimulating specific points on the body.

Whether acute or chronic pain, acupuncture can help get you moving again.

Research:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21063917
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21044291
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20942278
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/acupuncture-for-pain.htm