Acupuncture for Neck Pain—Relief is on the Way!
At Metta Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturist Dr. Ricky Kuo often treats patients seeking relief from neck pain. Many of our patients are looking for an alternative to traditional medications or surgery, and acupuncture provides a safe and effective option for many people. Keep reading to learn more about how acupuncture can help relieve neck pain.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions. It works by stimulating specific points on the body, which activates the nervous system and releases chemicals in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. These chemicals can help to reduce pain, increase blood flow, and improve mood.
Acupuncture for Neck Pain
There are a number of studies that have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating neck pain. A review of 13 clinical trials found that acupuncture was more effective than no treatment at all in relieving neck pain. In addition, another review of 11 clinical trials found that acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture (acupuncture at non-active points) in reducing pain intensity and improving functional ability.
At Metta Acupuncture, Dr. Ricky Kuo customizes each treatment to meet the needs of each individual patient. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional medications or surgery or are interested in trying acupuncture for your neck pain, please schedule your appointment online with Metta Acupuncture in Orange County, CA.