After many years working as an acupuncturist and seeing many patients with a wide spectrum of conditions, it has become clear that many live with short term or chronic long term pain.
Many hospitals did offer acupuncture as part of their pain management service. However due to cuts in funding, acupuncture is becoming less freely available.
Also, the process of being referred for investigations is proving difficult; many patients are advised to take a course of painkillers and/or anti-inflammatory medications instead. Since 2016 physiotherapy availability in Mid Essex has reduced, patients will receive self-management advice for 6 weeks. Referral for physiotherapy is considered if the condition is deemed to be significantly painful or impaired. This may mean that patients will not get access to physiotherapy and if they do it’s unclear how much support they will get. In the meantime, pain may affect lifestyle, job, sleep, mental health and those close to them.
So why wait?
If you are suffering from short term, long term chronic pain or post-surgical pain and are not being offered acupuncture as a method of pain relief, then get in touch.
How can pain be managed?
Although it may not be possible to stop pain in all cases, acupuncture may help to reduce the level of pain and thereby reduce amount of medication needed. It can give the person some control over their condition and get some quality of life back.
Acupuncture should not be thought as a cure but a therapy that can work well alongside conventional medicine and therapies.
More information on Pain management
For more information on Pain management, contact Maria or book a consultation using the Inquiry Form