Pain ManagementAcupuncture for pain management has been used for centuries. Because it treats your body as a whole, acupuncture not only reduces pain immediately but it can help you avoid future pain in the same areas. It’s so effective that conventional medical doctors often suggest acupuncture treatment for pain.
Acupuncture increases blood circulation to different parts of your body and relaxes your muscles. It also helps promote emotional well-being and can increase the effectiveness of your immune system. Instead of bringing the rest of your health down in order to reduce pain (like conventional medications do) it raises the level of your whole body health.
Acupuncture is widely accepted now as an effective treatment for back pain. From acute sprains to long-term chronic back pain, it can be a safe and natural way to treat pain and prevent recurrence.
Neck and Shoulder Tension
People who work on computers all day or experience intense stress often suffer from neck and shoulder tension. Our patients find that acupuncture is a great way to relieve muscle tension and spasms, promoting relaxation in any area of the body.
Pain in any joint can be effectively treated with acupuncture. From pain in the fingers to the shoulders, knees, ankles, and elbows, acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, promote healing, and stop pain.
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation in the joints, which makes it a safe and effective treatment for suffers of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been shown to regulate the immune system, which can also aid in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.
Migraines / Headaches
Migraines and headaches can be associated with the menstrual cycle in women or have no pattern at all. A combination of acupuncture and massage can relieve most headaches during an episode. However, Chinese herbs, regular acupuncture, and dietary changes can help prevent migraines and headaches by correct the underlying imbalances creating them.
Quick healing time is crucial for an athlete with an injury. Adding acupuncture to your healing plan can increase recovery time, getting these patient back in the game faster. Acupuncture can also be used to strengthen and prevent repeat injuries when patients are asymptomatic. Many professional sports teams keep an acupuncturist on staff, but our team has experience treating injuries linked to a variety of different athletes from professional football, basketball, and baseball players to Broadway performers and ballet dancers.
A car crash can cause many types of injury. If you were discharged from the ER without any fractures or specific injuries requiring surgery, but you are having pain—you may have soft-tissue damage. Your muscles protect your body in many ways. One of those ways is by limiting your range of motion when outside forces act on your body—as happens in an accident. Your muscles and connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, etc.)
get jerked and strained in an accident. This causes damage. The pain from these injuries can start immediately after your wreck, or set in over the following days. If you are having ANY pain since your accident, it is a good idea to be seen by an acupuncture doctor for an evaluation. Soft-tissue injuries usually respond well to acupuncture.