Chronic pain relief

Acupuncture, which originated in China is proven to be a very effective therapy for pain relief and is now used in many progressive hospitals in the USA, UK, Israel, and Australia.

Specialised pain clinics also include acupuncture as part of their medical treatment protocol. Acupuncture needles used along the area of pain induce an electrical response and promote energy flow to the area of pain, moving stagnant blood and promoting oxygen flow to the tissue to alleviate pain.

Practitioners at the Crane Clinic, situated at Small Crane Square in William Street West, identify areas of pain by feeling people's pulses as they scan the body using their hands. Identifying the area of pain validates the patient's concern as often X-rays and MRIs do not always indicate the area of pain. This can be an enormous relief for the person as he/she feels understood that there is actual pain.

"We use unique and progressive therapies to further enhance pain relief incorporating laser therapy, PEMF, and ondamed therapy," explained a spokesperson. "We also use electro-acupuncture where electrodes are attached to the needles and stimulated with an electric current, giving almost immediate pain relief. Our patients also report immense benefits from the traditional art of cupping where suction cups are used to relieve muscle pain and spasm, chronic back pain, shoulder, hip pain, and fibromyalgia."

Both acupuncture and laser therapy address trauma and shock associated with an injury or event by modulating the body's stress response and memories of the accident. Addressing the traumatic memories helps reduce the pain response. Science now indicates the relationship between inflammation, gut health, and painful inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, and neuromuscular pain. The clinic's nutritionist addresses this through a thorough investigative consultation and individual plan to reduce inflammation.

For more information contact Áine Delaney, SRN, at the Crane Clinic. Telephone (091 ) 525870 or (087 ) 7965070 or email [email protected].

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