Acupuncture for Pain Management


Living with chronic pain can be challenging and take a toll on your physical and mental health. Finding the proper pain management technique can help you regain control over your life. Acupuncture is a safe and effective pain management method used for centuries in East Asian medicine. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points of the body to stimulate the nervous system, promote blood circulation, and trigger the body’s natural healing response.

At Metro Acupuncture, our highly skilled Georgia-licensed acupuncturists and Georgia-licensed medical doctors have years of experience in pain management for patients of all ages. Our personalized approach involves thoroughly assessing your condition, medical history, and lifestyle to create a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

Acupuncture effectively treats various pain conditions, including chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain. By stimulating the release of endorphins, acupuncture can help alleviate pain and improve your overall sense of well-being. Chronic pain impacts every aspect of your life; our dedication is to help you find relief.


How Acupuncture Helps Manage Pain   

Acupuncture is an effective alternative to contemporary pain management methods. Many people seek our practice because conventional treatments like physical therapy, medication, and surgery haven’t provided lasting relief. Unlike prescription pain medication, acupuncture is non-addictive and does not have side effects. While medicines and acupuncture suppress pain perception, acupuncture uses the body’s natural mechanisms to alleviate discomfort. According to Mark Lewinter, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, “Acupuncture helps accelerate the body’s natural ability to heal.” By stimulating specific points on the body with fine needles, acupuncture can release pain-relieving endorphins, block the pain signal, and improve bodily function. Moreover, acupuncture can treat different kinds of pain, including chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain. It can also help improve sleep, reduce stress, and enhance the overall quality of life.

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to manage pain, acupuncture is an excellent option. With our board-certified licensed acupuncturists and medical doctor at Metro Acupuncture, we can help you find the pain relief you need without relying on harmful medication or surgery.

Acupuncture has existed for thousands of years and is a critical component of traditional East Asian medicine. This ancient practice involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow, known as qi (pronounced “chee”), to promote healing and relieve pain. In recent years, acupuncture has gained popularity as a natural and effective way to manage pain, with many people turning to this alternative therapy to alleviate various types of pain, including chronic pain, headaches, and migraines.


If you are struggling with pain, here are some reasons why you should consider giving acupuncture a try:

Non-invasive and safe   

Acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment that uses fine, sterile needles inserted into specific points on the body. Unlike conventional pain management techniques, such as surgery or prescription medications, acupuncture carries minimal risk of side effects or complications. It is a safe and gentle therapy suitable for all ages, including children and pregnant women.

Effective pain relief   

Acupuncture is an effective way to manage pain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can help relieve a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, musculoskeletal pain, and headaches. A meta-analysis of 29 studies involving over 17,000 patients found that acupuncture was significantly more effective than no treatment or sham treatment in relieving chronic pain.

Holistic approach   

The philosophy and principles of East Asian medicine are the elements of an acupuncture treatment. East Asian medicine considers the body as a whole entity and an interconnected system. Acupuncture can help address the physical symptoms of pain and the underlying imbalances that contribute to the pain. Acupuncture can help reduce the pain response, balance hormones, and decrease inflammation, all of which can contribute to pain relief.

Customized treatment   

Acupuncture treatments are individualized to the needs of each patient. During an acupuncture session, the acupuncturist will assess the patient’s symptoms and medical history to develop a customized treatment plan. Each acupuncture treatment is unique and can be adjusted to suit the patient’s changing needs.

Drug-free and natural   

Acupuncture is a natural drug-free therapy promoting healing and pain relief by stimulating the body’s innate healing processes, which is an excellent alternative for people who prefer to avoid prescription medications or have experienced side effects or complications from other pain management techniques.

In conclusion, acupuncture is a safe and effective way to manage pain that offers a holistic, customized approach to healing. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain, occasional headaches, or acute pain caused by accident or injury, acupuncture can help relieve your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.


What types of pain can acupuncture treat?   

Acupuncture can treat various conditions, including multiple types of pain. In this part, we will explore the different kinds of pain that acupuncture can treat.

Headaches and Migraines   

Acupuncture can effectively relieve the pain associated with headaches and migraines. By targeting specific points in the body, acupuncture can help reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of headaches and migraines.

Neck and Shoulder Pain   

Neck and shoulder pain caused by poor posture or muscle tension responds well to acupuncture treatments; stimulating the muscles and nerves in these areas helps alleviate pain and stiffness.

Back Pain   

Back pain is a common condition that various factors, such as poor posture, muscle strain, or injury, can cause. Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and relieve muscle and joint tension, alleviating back pain.


Acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for arthritis, which causes joint inflammation. By targeting specific points in the body, acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.

Menstrual Cramps   

Menstrual cramps are a common complaint among women, and acupuncture can effectively alleviate the pain associated with menstrual cramps. By stimulating specific points in the body, acupuncture can help regulate hormones and reduce inflammation, which can assist in relieving menstrual cramps.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. Acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy to help manage the pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

If you are experiencing any of these types of pain, it is time to consider adding acupuncture treatments as a complementary therapy to help alleviate your symptoms.

Can I collaborate with my doctor?   

Collaborating with your doctor is essential for achieving optimal health and wellness. When exploring acupuncture as a complementary therapy, working closely with your primary care physician and any other specialists you see to manage your symptoms effectively is essential. Suppose you have been prescribed pain medicine and are interested in exploring acupuncture as a drug-free alternative to pain relief. In that case, discussing a strategy with your doctor to safely reduce or eliminate any current medications is essential. All our practitioners at Metro Acupuncture believe in a collaborative approach to your health.

We look forward to helping you experience pain relief with acupuncture. We’re located near Northside Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and many pain management physicians’ offices in the Dunwoody and Sandy Springs area. We are easily accessible via GA State Route 400 and Interstate 285. You can book your initial acupuncture treatment today.