Surgeries can be overwhelming to the mind and body, inducing pain, causing stress and possibly weakening the immune system.
Receiving acupuncture before and after surgery is effective to calm, and prepare the nervous system for an invasive treatment, while relieving anxiety and preventing complications.
Studies show that post-operative acupuncture treatment reduces or eliminates pain and discomfort with minimal side effects, while reducing the need for pain-medication. It does this by stimulating the nervous system to alter the processing and perception of pain signals by releasing natural painkillers, such as endorphins and serotonin.
Post-operative acupuncture is also tremendously useful to restore balance and enhance the body’s immune system to prevent infection. Acupuncture elevates blood production and increases the circulation of blood, lymph and body fluids. Swelling and inflammation are reported to decrease with acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture can be most effective before and directly after surgery. Continual treatments may be needed for several weeks depending on the rate of recovery. Do yourself a favor, and help your body heal efficiently by receiving acupuncture treatment.