Joint pain and stiffness are common side effects of cancer treatment and other health conditions. Fortunately, there are ways to help reduce that pain and stiffness without resorting to more medication. Acupuncture is one such technique. Haley Rehab’s talented team of therapists can help relieve joint pain and other conditions with acupuncture.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that is gaining credibility and use in western medicine. With acupuncture, very thin, sterile needles are inserted into the skin at key points along the body’s meridian (energy) lines. The theory behind this treatment is to restore energy balance (what the Chinese call “qi”) in the body, thus relieving pain and illness. Acupuncture is relatively pain-free with few side effects, takes a short amount of time to administer, and is very cost-effective when compared to prescription medication and other treatments for joint pain.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Both the American Cancer Society and Cancer Research UK have acknowledged that acupuncture can help people overcome some of the side effects of cancer treatments, including joint pain. Several recent studies, including one done jointly by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians, have found acupuncture to be beneficial in relieving back and joint pain. Joint pain isn’t the only condition that can be helped with acupuncture. Acupuncture can also help to reduce fatigue, relieve nausea, improve sleep, and lessen other types of pain, such as muscle aches and lower back pain.

How Haley Rehab can help

If you’re experiencing stiff and painful joints as a result of your cancer treatment, you don’t have to put up with this. With acupuncture, we can help relieve the pain and soreness and increase your mobility. Our goal is for you to get back to doing the things you love, with the best quality of life possible. Acupuncture is just one of many techniques we can use to help you live without pain. To learn more about Haley Rehab, or to schedule an initial assessment, call us at 613-422-5061. No referral is required. Contact us today to see how Haley Rehab can help you achieve wellness.