Don’t Let Chronic Pain Rule Your Life
There are millions of Americans suffering from constant pain that they just can’t alleviate. Most often, the only way they seek relief from this is through pain medication. Chronic pain causes people to overuse and abuse painkillers to the point of addiction. To break this cycle, patients at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches are educated on numerous drug-free pain management techniques. Two of our most successful options are acupuncture and biofeedback.
What is Acupuncture and How Does it Work?
An ancient Chinese practice dating back thousands of years, acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles in specific locations on the body (and at various depths), including in several key pressure points. Although there is currently no scientific agreement as to how the process works to alleviate pain, many people nevertheless continue to experience pain relief from this practice.
Acupuncture has also been highly effective in relieving patients of certain withdrawal symptoms associated with detox, including nausea and reduction of minor acute pain.
What is Biofeedback and How Does it Work?
The link between a person’s physiological state and brain activity can be measured and improved through the use of biofeedback. Patients are able to monitor their body’s activity through electronic audio and visual feedback shown on a computer. Through examining these patterns, our therapists can help patients alleviate their chronic pain, break their substance addiction and promote relaxation.