Acupuncture For Pain Relief

Acupuncture for pain relief has been proven to be just effective as pain medication according to recent trials.
Acupuncture is now a common and sought after treatment in Australia for people suffering from all manner of pain.
This point was driven home recently, on Sydney’s  Channel 7 News where a news report addressed how Acupuncture has now been proven to be just as effective a treatment for pain as pain medication itself.


The report made mention of an Australian clinical trial conducted in a hospital setting and was offered by researchers at Emergency Departments to 500 people presenting with pain. The types of pain involved in the trial included back pain, ligament sprains and migraines. 80 per cent of those who received the Acupuncture treatment said that it worked slightly better than drug therapy.

The reporter pointed out how useful it is to have an effective treatment for pain for those who cannot tolerate pharmaceutical drugs.

Other benefits of using Acupuncture over pharmaceutical drugs for pain relief include:  -It being a lot less of a load on the liver as compared with pain medication;  It having minimal to no side effects and it providing an alternative for the growing opioid addiction.

You can watch the news report here.

If you are suffering from any type of pain, whether it be chronic or acute, it is most definitely worth visiting a nationally registered Acupuncturist and receiving a course of treatments. 

I usually tell my clients to try at least three Acupuncture treatments in fairly quick succession to gauge whether or not it is a suitable treatment for their presenting problem. In the majority of cases, it most definitely is effective and on the odd occasion, when it may not seem to be a suitable treatment, then a referral for an alternate therapy will be made. 

If you would like to contact Michelle Blum, who is a nationally registered Acupuncturist of 17 years as well as a qualified Naturopath please do not hesitate to contact her Brisbane clinic based in the south-side suburb of Moorooka, only 10 to 15 minutes from the city. 

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