When most people think of Acupuncture, they think of using it for pain and injuries. While this is not the only thing that Acupuncture treats, it really is astonishing at how good it is at providing almost immediate relief and a much quicker recovery than not doing anything for an injury. After all, this is how I first learned about the power of Chinese Medicine, through my own experiences!
There are many approaches to using Acupuncture to treat pain. Often times needles are inserted into acupuncture points near or on the path of the pain that someone is experiencing. It sounds uncomfortable, but really, it feels good and gets great results. Other techniques involve using distal points on the meridian or on a relational meridian to where the pain is coming from. This is known as Tan style Acupuncture, or Master Tung points. I have studied both types of treatments for pain and injuries, and use both depending on the circumstance and condition of each patient.
Many times, a session will also include cupping or gua sha to help bring more blood flow to the area being treated and to loosen tight muscles. Whether it is just tightness or soreness of muscles due to stress or a repetitive job, or chronic headaches, Acupuncture can be an excellent treatment for you.
Conditions Acupuncture for Pain Treats:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Low back pain
- Neck and Shoulder pain
- Menstrual cramps
- General pain and muscle tension
- Joint pain and Arthritis
- Auto Injuries & Whiplash
- Sports Injuries