Acupuncture Treatment for Pre Surgery

Acupuncture can play a significant role in pre-orthopedic surgery preparation, helping patients to optimize their physical and emotional well-being before undergoing surgery. Here’s how acupuncture can assist in this preparatory phase:

  1. Reducing Pre-surgery Anxiety: Surgery can be a significant source of stress and anxiety for many patients. Acupuncture is known for its ability to induce relaxation and reduce stress levels by stimulating the release of endorphins and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This can help patients feel more at ease and mentally prepared for surgery.
  2. Enhancing Immune Function: Optimizing immune function before surgery can help reduce the risk of post-operative infections and improve overall recovery. Acupuncture may modulate immune response, boosting the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
  3. Improving Sleep Quality: Adequate sleep is crucial for recovery and overall health. Acupuncture can improve sleep quality and patterns, ensuring patients are well-rested before their surgery, which can be beneficial for post-surgery recovery.
  4. Managing Pre-existing Pain: For patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, managing pain before the procedure can improve comfort and mobility. Acupuncture can help alleviate chronic pain associated with orthopedic conditions, reducing reliance on pain medication and potentially enhancing pre-surgery physical status.
  5. Optimizing Digestive Health: Proper nutrition and digestive function are important for surgery preparation and recovery. Acupuncture can help regulate digestive processes, potentially alleviating issues like constipation or indigestion, allowing patients to maintain better nutrition leading up to surgery.
  6. Reducing Inflammation: Lowering systemic inflammation before surgery can potentially improve surgical outcomes and recovery. Acupuncture may help reduce inflammation levels in the body, creating a more favorable condition for healing post-surgery.
  7. Promoting Circulation: Enhanced blood circulation can support tissue health and healing. By improving circulation, acupuncture can help ensure that tissues around the surgical site are well-oxygenated and nourished, potentially improving post-operative healing.

Treat Orthopedic Pain at DeCicco Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be a valuable complementary therapy in orthopedics, offering non-pharmacological pain relief and functional improvement for various musculoskeletal conditions. By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture can release endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, reducing pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic issues such as arthritis, back pain, tendonitis, and post-surgical recovery. It enhances circulation, promoting tissue healing and recovery, and can improve joint mobility and muscle stiffness, aiding in the rehabilitation process. Additionally, acupuncture can help regulate the body's pain perception pathways, providing relief for chronic pain conditions. By addressing both the symptoms and the underlying causes of musculoskeletal disorders, acupuncture supports holistic healing and functional restoration, making it an effective adjunct to conventional orthopedic treatments.