How Quickly Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain?
Once you've had acupuncture treatment you should notice an instant reduction in your pain levels. You should also notice less tension in your muscles and a improvement in your overall well-being.
In chronic conditions, there may be a worsening of symptoms the next day with a subsequent overall improvement the days afterwards. It really depends on the problem.
With subsequent acupuncture sessions, the level of pain relief will improve, usually to around 70-90%.
Maintaining Pain Relief
To maintain this level of pain relief, you must make changes to your lifestyle and diet. Pain is caused by stagnation. Stagnation can be caused by stress, being sedentary, or from foods and fluids you eat.
For example, stress causes frustration which leads to muscle tension and then pain. Being sedentary (sitting down a lot) increases stagnation in the body which causes pain. There's a great saying "Motion is lotion". We sit down far too much, in the car, train, bus, at home and at work. Do not expose your body to the cold as cold causes stagnation and then pain. Don't drink coffee, which causes the gallbladder to contract, which causes tension in it's meridian and pain throughout the whole body.