Have you ever been in excruciating pain? When Dolores came to me, she had horrible shoulder pain that was preventing her from doing almost anything she wanted to do.
Here’s what she said after 4 treatments with acupuncture: “Initially I was unable to even comb my hair and it was hard to do household chores. After only four treatments with Dr. Greenberg, my shoulder pain was completely gone and I am now able to do all my activities.”
How does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works by prompting the body’s natural healing ability. Dolores was unconsciously trying to protect herself from the pain, but in doing so she was tensing her muscles. I see this all the time with people who come to me in pain–whether it’s shoulder pain, jaw pain, back pain or neck pain. The muscles are being held creating a pain response in the body.
Acupuncture is very effective in releasing this underlying muscle tension which is sending pain messages to the brain.
It is very common for people to experience relief in a very short time, even if their pain condition has been going on for years. That’s because the body has an innate healing ability–it wants to restore itself. Acupuncture simply hastens this process and acts as a conduit for the healing to begin.
The hair-thin needles, placed strategically on trigger points within the muscular system, prompt the body to relax and release muscle tension. It helps restore the body’s equilibrium and promotes healing.
The result is that the pain subsides. Not only does the pain diminish and in many cases, go away completely, but acupuncture patients notice some very positive side effects such as improved sleep, better romantic life, and greater feelings of well-being.