Acupuncture Charlotte, NC | Charlotte, Acupuncture Clinic

Abbie Mercurio MA, AP, LAc, Dipl Ac ~ Ray Mercurio LAc, Dipl Ac

Pain and Pain Relief

Who amongst us has not had some sort of pain? Pain can result from many different factors, such as, stress, accidents, post surgery, repetitive strain, emotional distress, depression, fibromyalgia, herpes zoster, arthritis and the list goes on. Pain, whether acute or chronic, robs us of vitality, social, and sexual interaction. We will be exploring both western and eastern approaches in the field of pain management.

In traditional western medicine, acute and chronic pain is treated with over the counter meds like Tylenol, Advil, and Motrin or prescription drugs such as an anti-inflammatory, cortisone, opionoids and or a variety of depressants. All of these medications can be very effective, but the body becomes dependant as a result of a feedback response. Here is what happens. Our bodies naturally produce endorphins [pain relievers]. When the body receives prolonged external pain relievers like any of those listed above, the body, by way of a feedback response, will decrease and even stop producing its own endorphins. This situation leads to drug tolerance, drug addiction and drug misuse. In addition, these drugs come with some serious side effects. These effects include respiratory distress, depression, nausea, constipation, damage to the liver and gastric bleeding to name a few. And you must be careful
to consider the negative interaction of drugs with each other and alcohol?

Pain can be effectively controlled by Acupuncture and Chinese Medicinals. Acupuncture has repeatedly proven its ability to stimulate the body to produce its own endorphins. Both in acute and chronic situations acupuncture is administered 2 to 3 times per week for 2 to 3 weeks. This treatment schedule is dependent on the patient and the circumstances. Most people report immediate pain relief following treatment. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative, like exercise, so the best results accrue over time. Pain relief is maintained with repeated sessions. Our objective is to get to the root cause of the pain so that it can be completely eliminated. Pain is about imbalance in the body, whether it is caused by external or internal forces. The purpose of Acupuncture is to correct these imbalances. Chinese Medicinals are a combination of herbs that are prescribed for your particular situation. They are non addictive. Not all pain is created equally; therefore, herbal formulas are individualized.

Are you ready to try a “new – old” approach for your pain?

Abbie Mercurio M.Ac., L.Ac. and Ray Mercurio L.Ac. are licensed Board Certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) in the state of North Carolina. Their clinic – The Natural Response Acupuncture and Wellness Center – is located at 1112 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC. Their scope of practice includes Classical Five Element, Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Therapeutic Imaging and Dialogue, Manual Lymph Drainage and Pain Management. Are you suffering from pain? Have any questions? To book a consultation or treatments please call 704-370-2447.


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