Pain management is acupuncture’s ‘back bone’. An incredible way to treat pain, acupuncture addresses the root of the problem and is able to treat the manifestation as well. Meaning if you only take pain medicine for your low back problems, the problem itself will never be addressed, simply the manifestation. By treating the root problem, we allow the body to truly heal from within, and stop masking the pain. Unfortunately, those of us dealing with chronic pain find little help from the western medical modalities. Chinese medicine has a very different and unique approach to pain treatment and most people in my clinic experience a great reduction of pain or cessation of it in about 5-7 treatments.
The number of treatments you’ll need will vary depending if your issue is acute and recent or if it’s chronic and you’ve been dealing with it for a long time. Usually, the more recent the issue, the faster and easier it is to treat.
Here’s a small list of what acupuncture can treat. This is by no means complete, so always ask me if you have different symptoms.
- Low back pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Wrist and elbow pain (carpal tunnel, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow )
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Fibromyalgia related pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle sprains
- Plantar Fascitis
- Athletic Injuries
- Menstrual Pain – cramps, headaches and low back pain
- Headaches and Migraines