Living with chronic pain can be debilitating but finding an effective and safe treatment can often be elusive. Whether you live with pain from headaches, injuries, physical stress, or other medical conditions, your chronic pain may range from minor to severe and likely impacts your life in a variety of ways. Prescription medications and other treatments may only offer minor relief, may work for a period of time and then stop, or may have unpleasant side effects that just aren’t worth it. Patients seeking a more natural yet highly effective form of pain relief should consider naturopathic treatments such as acupuncture and biopuncture for chronic pain management.
Acupuncture and/or Biopuncture for Chronic Pain Management & Treatment?
Patients are often familiar with acupuncture but less familiar with biopuncture. Both are effective tools in the management and treatment of chronic pain but there are differences between the two and what will be best for your pain management will depend on the nature and origins of your pain as well as your personal health history. By working with a naturopath, your physician will not just treat your pain with temporary forms of relief but work on the root cause of the pain to permanently and safely manage and eliminate your pain.
What’s the Difference Between Acupuncture and Biopuncture?
Both acupuncture and biopuncture use Chinese principles of channeling chi (energy) to remove blockages and balance energy flow within the body but biopuncture takes the practice a step further. In essence, biopuncture bridges the gap between natural therapies and conventional medicine. With biopuncture, the needles used have medicine inside of them that is distributed directly to areas of pain once placed. The particular medicine used will depend on your specific needs but may include homeopathic medicine, herbal remedies, and vitamins/minerals. Biopuncture injections may also include things like Dextrose, Lidocaine, and Traumeel for certain patients depending on individual health and specific ailments.
When is Biopuncture Used as an Alternative to Acupuncture?
- Acute or chronic injuries
- Sports injuries
- Stress injuries
- Injuries caused by poor posture or improper biomechanics
- Tension headaches
Looking for a fast-acting form of pain relief that also works to treat the root cause of your pain? Biopuncture may be right for you. Consult your naturopathic physician to determine if acupuncture, biopuncture, or other holistic remedies may be useful in the management and treatment of your chronic pain.