The thought of surgery can be terrifying. The recovery process after surgery and the rehabilitation process can only make this fear worse. Fortunately, many surgeries have become less distracting, and physical therapy is more demanding.
Acupuncture is an excellent tool that can help you reduce your recovery time effectively. This ancient form of medicine is used for many conditions in many modern conditions, including postoperative recovery, fertility, addiction, and many more. You can also look for pre- and post- surgery therapy through various online sources.
There are clear risks that patients may face during the actual surgery, but there are also potential postoperative complications. Some of the postoperative complaints a patient may experience include infection, delayed healing, tingling and numbness, paralysis, injury to the surrounding tissue, limited mobility, scar tissue, swelling, and bruising.
Many of these conditions can be managed and minimized by starting acupuncture treatment as soon as possible after surgery. It is possible to shorten the recovery time.
It is possible to reduce your risk of infection, reduce your level of pain, and maintain your natural range of motion. All of this can be done in less time in physical therapy.
How can acupuncture do all of this? The introduction of wafer-thin acupuncture needles created microtrauma. This activates your organ's immune response and directs more blood to the area.
This increased blood flow helps deliver oxygen and nutrients, removes cell debris (from major surgical trauma), and removes lymph fluid that is stagnant, causing swelling and blocking natural blood flow.