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Pain Management with Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with all types of pain. Acupuncture works by stimulating the nerve endings in painful tissue. This stimulation releases chemicals that enhance blood flow, nutrients, and oxygen in areas painful to relieve pain and relax knotted muscles. Acupuncture is known to boost endogenous opiates and release corticosteroids into the bloodstream in order to reduce pain, inflammation, and accelerate the healing process. Cupping and gua sha increase blood circulation to a body area, draw waste material out of painful tissue, and trigger the tissue's self-repair mechanisms. Below are a few pain conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:

Back Pain & Sciatica

Back pain can range from a muscle aches to a shooting, burning or stabbing pain. Sciatic pain may radiate down your leg along the path of the sciatic nerve. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to be effective in relieving sciatica and back pain.

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain is a sign of dysfunction in the body's soft tissues. This dysfunction can be affect one or more of the muscles in the body. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine increases blood flow to a painful area, and promotes our bodies natural healing ability in order to alleviate pain and the root cause if the pain.

Neck Pain

 Neck pain can vary in intensity. It may feel achy, stiff, sharp, or like an electric shock. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help relieve this pain by relaxing the muscles in your neck and addressing the root cause of the pain.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)

The temporomandibular joint is a joint that connects the skull to the jaw. When it gets inflamed, it can cause pain and poor muscle control in the joints of the jaw. Acupuncture and Traditional Chine Medicine can decrease inflammation and promote healing in this joint.  This will increase muscle control, improve joint function, and alleviate pain.

Shoulder Pain

Aligment issues and instability of the soft tissue and bones in your shoulder can cause pain and mobility problems. Through the use of trigger points, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can alleviate pain and increase shoulder range of motion, function, and stability.

Carpel Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the nerve that runs down the forearm into the palm of the hand becomes pressed or squeezed by surrounding tissues.  This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help relieve this pain and decompress the median nerve.

Post Surgical Pain

Pain after surgery usually improves as the tissues heal. However, sometimes the pain continues and becomes long-term and persistent. You can get in front of the pain and minimize scarring with the help of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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