As so many of us have experienced, often the pain that comes after surgery can linger for long periods of time and become unbearable. Medications are then usually encouraged through Western medicine to help with the pain. However, they are taxing on the body and can be addictive. And on top of that, medications can also have some undesirable side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sedation, and decreased gut motility, which can delay recovery.
A Better Way
Surgeries are significant health events that happen to have both physical and emotional effects, but what if surgery could be LESS painful with a SHORTER recovery period? Enter acupuncture! These tiny pins can provide you a speedier healing path that considers the whole you by addressing your body, mind, and spirit in an entirely personalized approach.
Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture treatments before and after surgery significantly reduce pain, the use of painkillers, and can cut the recovery time in half! It can even help achieve complete surgical healing vs a partial recovery, so that you can return to doing all the things that make you happy in no time!
No matter what kind of procedure you are undergoing, whether that be a joint surgery such as a knee or hip, transgender surgery, or cancer dissection surgery, the following could be used to describe you…
Increased range of motion
Reduced inflammation and swelling
Increased circulation for healing
Decreased post-surgery stress
Boost in immune system function
Reduced internal and external scarring
Lower risk of addiction to pain meds
Minimized drug side-effects
Feeling more rested and energetic
Better sleep that deepens healing
Even better, acupuncture can also go a long way toward keeping you healthy before surgery and in some cases, may even avoid the need for it. But if you do need surgery, scheduling acupuncture before your procedure can help ensure that you are prepared.
Benefits of Pre-Op Acupuncture:
- Calm your nerves
- Improve your sleep
- Strengthen immunity
- Help you recover faster
- Decrease post-op pain/side effects
Schedule an acupuncture appointment before your surgery and create a personalized healing plan with your Practitioner; it’s never too early. And if you’ve already had your procedure, that’s ok too; it’s also never too late.