Freedom From Pain

Freedom from pain

We can help you with:

• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Tennis elbow
• Sciatica
• Headaches
• Migraines
• Muscle tension
• Shoulder pain
• Sports injuries
• Arthritis
• Joint pain
• Nerve pain

Acupuncture has proven to provide statistically significant positive effects for:

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Migraine prevention
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Headache (tension-type and chronic)
  • Postoperative pain

Research has shown that:

  • Acupuncture has lasting effects on pain
  • Acupuncture is effective for chronic and acute pain
  • Acupuncture is a safe* treatment for various types of pain
  • Acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment for various types of
    pain
  • Acupuncture is often superior to usual care in treating both
    acute and chronic pain

Acupuncture has lasting effects on pain

A review of 6,376 patients with chronic pain found that:
• 90% of the pain-relieving benefits of acupuncture persisted 12 months after treatment.

MacPherson H, Vertosick EA, Foster NE, Lewith G, Linde K, Sherman KJ, et al. The
persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A metaanalysis
of patients with chronic pain. Pain. 2016.

Acupuncture is effective for chronic pain

Individual patient data meta-analysis of 17,922 patients
treated with acupuncture for chronic pain found:

• Acupuncture is effective for chronic pain

Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Foster NE, et al.
Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of internal
medicine. 2012;172(19):1444-53.

US VA Evidence Map of Acupuncture (2014) found:

Acupuncture demonstrates “Evidence of positive effect”
for chronic pain.

Hempel S, Taylor SL, Solloway MR, Miake-Lye IM, Beroes JM, Shanman R, et al. VA
Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. Washington
(DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; 2014

Acupuncture is effective for acute pain

Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (Australian and New Zealand College
of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine) found NHMRC Level I evidence for
acupuncture for:

• Labour pain
• Egg retrieval pain
• Primary dysmenorrhoea (period pain)
• Tension-type headaches
• Migraine
• Postoperative pain
• Back pain
• Acute burns pain

Schug SA, Palmer GM, Scott DA, Halliwell R, Trinca J. Acute pain management: scientific
evidence, fourth edition, 2015. The Medical journal of Australia. 2016;204(8):315-7.

Acupuncture for acute pain in Emergency Departments research has shown:

Acupuncture has a higher success rate than morphine (92% vs 78%)
• Shorter resolution time (16+8 minutes vs 28+14 minutes)
* • Fewer minor adverse events (4 vs 85)

Grissa MH, Baccouche H, Boubaker H, Beltaief K, Bzeouich N, Fredj N, et al. Acupuncture vs
intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED. The American journal of
emergency medicine. 2016;34(11):2112-6.

At Freedom Chinese Medicine, we offer a combined experience of over 70 years. With 5 Acupuncturists, and 3 Remedial Massage Therapists (male & female), you’re bound to find what you need.

We also offer low cost, Open Room Acupuncture to help make freedom from pain more accessible.

Contact us on 9486 5966 or click here to book online

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