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Pain Relief & Recovery


Whether you've been in an accident, suffered from a sports injury, or feeling the strains of too many hours at the desk, acupuncture can help you.

In Chinese Medicine, pain is due to stagnation of Qi and Blood. Under normal circumstances, your body will naturally free this stagnation and recover on its own. However, complications can hinder your body's natural healing process. By inserting fine needles into strategic points on the body, acupuncture can free the stagnation and promote healing. In 2011, a reckless driver crashed his car into me and my bike. Thankfully, I only suffered minor injuries with various abrasions and sprains. After just two and a half weeks of regular acupuncture and herbs, I was still able to participate in Warrior Dash and successfully finish!

Common conditions that can be treated with acupuncture:

  • Neck and shoulder pain and tension
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Back pain, disc injury, and sciatica
  • Tight IT band discomforts
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bell's palsy
  • Surgery



No Side Effects: Unlike most medications, acupuncture has little or no side effects. Common side effects of common pain medications include upset stomach, constipation, dry mouth, and blurry vision. Overdose can be fatal, and more serious side effects can occur if you have other health complications (you may read about Vicodin by clicking here). You're already dealing with a lot of pain, so why suffer through other health complications as a result of side effects from medications?

Get Off of Pain Meds: Keeping track of taking various medications can be stressful, and being dependent on pain medication is no fun. Acupuncture can help alleviate pain, support recovery, and help you decrease dependence on pain meds.

Long Term Healing: Don't just mask the symptoms! Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help you truly heal. Alleviate the pain and recover faster. Unlike pain medication, you get long-term effects: health and happiness.

Surgical Recovery: If you're recovering from a surgical procedure, acupuncture can help you recover faster, get back on your feet, and back to your life.

Cost Effective: By addressing the problem now, you won't put it off until later, when surgery may be necessary. You won't need to take time off work to get an acupuncture treatment, whereas you'll need a few days to recover from a surgery.

Increase ROM: One of the major complications of injury is the scar tissue, which reduces your range of movement (ROM) from before your accident. By opening channels and meridians, acupuncture can relax the muscles, free stagnation, and promote ease of movement.