Acupuncture is the number one treatment for acute pain. At our Acupuncture clinic Brisbane, we also look to treat the underlying root causes of Period Pain and Chronic Back Pain.

Acupuncture for Pain Relief is so powerful that it can relieve acute neck pain, acute lower back pain and acute ankle sprains almost immediately.

  • Acute neck and shoulder pain—this can be caused by straining the neck from Acupuncture for Pain Relief sudden movements, or sleeping in a poor position and waking up unable to rotate your neck

  • Acute lower back pain—can happen after lifting heavy objects or sudden movements. Unrelated to illness and sometimes brought on by something as insignificant as a cough. Your lower back may feel stiff, your range of movement is decreased, and you may experience difficulty standing straight.
  • Acute ankle sprain — can happen if you’re actively sporty and participate in fitness activities. It can also happen when you have unstable footing or climb steps up or down at an angle.

These kinds of pain share many things in common, mainly they restrict your movement, are severely painful and occur over a short period of time. Consequently, if treatment is provided within a week, it will be most successful.

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How do these conditions affect your life?

Although these conditions are acute, and therefore not long lasting, they nonetheless impede your ability to carry on with your current lifestyle, in whichever capacity you may work.

The cause of acute conditions from a Chinese Medicine perspective

The cause of acute neck shoulder pain and acute lower back pain in Chinese Medicine is due to weak immunity, Qi and Blood stagnation, and Pain due to Cold or Cold Damp Obstruction.

How can Acunatural Health Acupuncture Brisbane help with acute pain?

Research has shown that acupuncture encourages the body to produce natural endorphins and steroids. Endorphins dull pain and steroids decrease inflammation. Together they can help relieve pain.

How can Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for pain relief help?

With the acute pain patients, I firstly palpate the pain area and apply a few needles into particular acupoints. I employ motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT), which requires a part of the patient’s body to move passively or actively while acupuncture needles are retained. I also use a variety of techniques during treatments. The pain and restriction of movement can be released instantly.

Why is early acupuncture treatment for acute pain so important?

Acupuncture reduces inflammation and prevents scar tissue from developing thereby improving flexibility and relieving pain and muscle spasms. Early treatment can prevent the (permanent) changes in the way your nervous system processes pain and feels other sensations.

Acupuncture eliminates back pain by reducing the recovery time and avoiding costlier and invasive surgical procedures, it also reduces the need for painkillers or other medications that can cause unwanted side effects. By reducing acute pain acupuncture can prevent acute pain from developing into chronic pain.


At the completion of the study, low back pain scores improved by a mean of 3.3 (95% CI = 2.8 to 3.8). According to the results of the modeling, low back intensity level, back function and BMI measures had significant effects on quality of life during study. To view this paper click here:

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