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Acupuncture Pain Management

In ​Camberwell SE5, Canary Wharf E14, Bethnal Green E2 & Hoxton N1, London



Do you experience pain daily? Perhaps chronic pain takes over your daily routine and leaves you feeling debilitated? Or maybe you suffer with chronic pain and you want to step away from medications and find an alternative way to manage pain. If so, why not consider acupuncture for pain relief as a way forward.


The mechanisms underlying how acupuncture is so effective for treating pain have been researched extensively for over 60 years. While there is still much left to learn about acupuncture mechanisms and the human body in general, the neural pathways from acupuncture point stimulation, to the spinal cord to the deactivation of the pain centres in the brain have been mapped. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to activate
a number of the body’s own opioids as well as improving the brain’s sensitivity to opioids. A number of other biochemicals involved in pain reduction have been found to be released or regulated by acupuncture stimulation, including ATP and adenosine, GABA and substance P. In the context of ineffective and often dangerous pharmaceutical options for pain, acupuncture represents a safe and effective alternative with a long track-record of successful use.

Are you in training for a sporting event? Acupuncture is increasingly used by top sports players and athletes to treat musculoskeletal problems. Professional sports teams now offer acupuncture to their players both to treat an injury and to keep them performing at their peak. Many high profile teams have dedicated acupuncturists, these include many Premiership football teams, the British Rugby team and the British Olympic team.
Acupuncture effects allow sports people to perform at their highest level. To reach peak performance the body endures musculo-skeletal pain, which can inhibit training and results. Acupuncture addresses these issues and it's relaxing effect can alleviate anxiety which contributes to a better mental state.

Traditional acupuncture can also be used alongside moxibustion, cupping, massage or heat treatment.

Watch Dr Tan treat shoulder pain in the video below.

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