Auto Accidents and Relief With Acupuncture

by Sarah Hayes on November 8, 2012

Unfortunately as winter sets in and we begin to see in-climate weather and dangerous road conditions, the possibility of getting into an accident greatly increases. So first and foremost please use caution and be extremely careful when road conditions do become dangerous or better yet; avoid driving all together.

If you are in an accident involving injuries, seeking immediate Emergency Medical Attention by calling 911 is obviously your first  priority. However after undergoing initial emergency room treatment, you may find that you need further treatment options to handle ongoing pain or stress. In this case there are a variety of post ER treatment options available to you including Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care. All of these have proven to be a very successful in treating pain, muscle strain, stress and other MVA related ailments.

How does Acupuncture Treat Pain?

Acupuncture can effectively eliminate pain, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and circulation as well as relax the mind and body of trauma stress. Acupuncture Northwest has a good success rate with treating MVA (Motor Vehicle Accidents) victims and shortening the recovery window for the injured. If you have been in an accident and as a result are experiencing pain or discomfort, give us a call to see if we can formulate a treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery. We can do more than just treat physical ailments, we can also help to clear your mind of accident related stress or cloudiness.

Accident Scene Precautions and Awareness

There are many other important hazards to be aware of in auto accident so if you or someone is able – survey the accident scene for the following hazards before making moves: downed power lines, leaking fuel, oncoming cars, water hazards. Unfortunately accidents put us in a panic and fight or flight mindset which making it difficult to think clearly in the moment. I found the following simple checklist you can refer to if you need a quick reference: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/05/what-to-do-after-a-car-accident/index.htm.

 


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