pain management

Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to treat pain conditions, both acute and chronic. It is effective and safe to use as a stand-alone treatment for pain conditions as well as being used in conjunction with Western medical treatments and medications. There is no adverse interactions with acupuncture and pharmaceuticals.

 

Acupuncture is a uniquely suited treatment for pain as the needles are able to work on multiple levels simultaneously. As a non-pharmaceutical treatment method, acupuncture is able to provide relief with no side effects.

 

Herbal medicine may be combined with acupuncture in the treatment of pain. Acupuncture and herbal medicine both help to reduce pain by enhancing circulation, reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles, increasing tissue healing, changing pain perception, and breaking up scar tissue.

 

Traditional Chinese medicine is a holistic medical system which encourages the body to promote its own natural healing and improve overall function. Acupuncture is a safe, effective procedure for eliminating or reducing pain.

 

When should someone seek an acupuncturist for pain?

 

  • To reduce or eliminate pain and increase range of motion

  • Help speed recovery after surgery

  • Reduce dependency on pain medications

  • Manage chronic pain

 

Common pain conditions that are effectively treated with traditional Chinese medicine

 

  • Arthritis/joint problems

  • Athletic injuries

  • Back pain (including neck, mid, and low back)

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Pelvic pain

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Tendonitis

  • TMJ

  • Trauma