Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture is commonly known for its success in treating various types of pain. Whether you suffer from a chronic condition or have an acute injury, acupuncture can help reduce inflammation, promote circulation and quicken healing.

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Back Pain

Acupuncture is widely accepted as an effective treatment for many types of 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. 

Headaches/Migraines

Headaches and Migraines may be caused by different factors such as stress or a hormonal imbalance. They can be caused by sinusitis or a food sensitivity. Chinese medicine can help to pinpoint the underlying cause and prevent future headaches or migraines and can help clear head pain as it is occurring.

Sport Injury

Including Acupuncture in your healing plan after an injury can help speed up recovery time. It can also be used to help prevent recurrent injuries. These days, many professional sports teams have an acupuncturist on staff to help athletes bounce back more quickly after an injury.

Arthritis

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation in the joints, which makes it a safe and effective treatment for sufferers 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.

Shoulder and Neck Pain

It is not a surprise that so many people experience neck and shoulder pain these days. Sitting in front of a computer or the effects of stress can cause tension and spasm. Acupuncture can help relax these and other parts of the body in order to stop pain.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel syndrome can occur from repetitive use such as typing or from water retention such as with later stages of pregnancy. Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and reduce wrist, hand and arm pain.

Nerve Pain

Nerve damage can result from traumatic injury, viral or bacterial infections, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer treatments and other pharmaceutical drugs. Treatment for nerve damage should include addressing the underlying cause with your primary care physician.  Patients may also want to look into diet modifications, discussing different pharmaceuticals with your doctor, or physical therapy. Acupuncture can help regenerate nerves and can be an effective adjunct treatment to these protocols or as a stand alone treatment if no other intervention is needed.