How Does Acupuncture Work in Treating Pain, Injuries & Whiplash from Auto Accidents and Why Auto Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles Love Acupuncture? (Part9 in a Series from The Acupuncture Wellness Center in Los Angeles)
In Part 1 of this series I mentioned that the most frequently asked question at The Acupuncture Wellness in Los Angeles is “How does acupuncture work?” I further mentioned that the answer depends on what you are treating and that acupuncture needles do one of the following:
1. Acupuncture needles affect the muscles and tissue that need treating directly.
2. Acupuncture needles promote or inhibit specific functions of the central nervous system.
How does acupuncture work in treating pain, injuries & whiplash? In the case of pain, injuries and whiplash from auto accidents some needles will be inserted directly on the the local spot of pain whether for lower back pain, upper back pain, neck pain or any body region experiencing pain from whiplash or auto accident injuries. This will help relax any hyper-tonic muscles via the trigger point release mechanism as discussed in Part 1.
In addition, these same needles will increase blood circulation that will help reduce inflammation and relax the muscles of the in pain via the mechanism of a histamine reaction also discussed in part 1. This process can be further enhanced by adding vibrations via a mild and painless electrical stimulation called Percutaneously Electronic Nerve Stimulation or PENS. PENS applied will eliminate pain.
Since whiplash and pain sustained in auto accidents tend to return with stress and anxiety, other needles will be placed strategically to relax the central nervous system taking it out of the stress mode and putting it into the mode of optimal homeostasis. This allows the muscles to stay relaxed long term by breaking the pain cycle and re-educating the muscle fibers to stay relaxed. No other form of medicine does this simultaneously like acupuncture.
Combined with proper posture, therapeutic exercises, stress management and dietary suggestions, acupuncture can offer a lasting cure for whiplash and pain sustained in auto accidents. This is the very reason why auto accident attorneys in Los Angeles CA love acupuncture. It allows for whiplash and pain sustained in auto accidents to heal fully so that cases can be assessed and settled more rapidly. The Acupuncture Wellness Center in Los Angeles knows that auto accident pain and dealing with insurance companies can be a night mare. We are here to help an can refer you to some of the best auto accident attorneys in Los Angeles CA. We will assure your night mare from pain will dissipate and you can return to life as normal.
Hopefully this blog answers how does acupuncture work in treating pain, injuries & whiplash? For anyone suffering from pain, injuries and/or whiplash it is my hope that this blog will help build your confidence that acupuncture is the way to go. Look out for more blogs from The Acupuncture Wellness Center on “How does acupuncture work?” Or call our friendly staff at 310-277-7179 and make your appointment today. Se habla espanol.
Dr. Barrett is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He has a private practice in the heart of Century City in Los Angeles CA. His office bills insurance and has free parking available.