What is Causing Your Pain?
Sometimes pain comes from damage your muscles, tendons, etc. through physical injury or repetitive use. With sports injuries and other musculoskeletal complaints, I also usually find trigger points within the muscles themselves.
On the other hand, pain can come from an emotional source. Maybe your pain gets worse with stress, or you have other symptoms like insomnia, hot flashes, indigestion or anxiety. This indicates a systemic imbalance and acupuncture is effective at treating the many related issues at once.
Treatment for Pain Relief
At your first appointment, I will do a full evaluation of your case. This allows me to understand why you have pain so that your treatments will be effective and long-lasting.
I treat pain every day. Some of the most common types of pain I see are:
• Low back pain
• Sacroiliac pain
• Neck and shoulder pain
• Plantar fasciitis, and other types of heel and foot pain
• Epicondylitis (elbow pain)
• Arthritis and achy joints
• Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
• Rotator cuff pain
• Generalized muscle pain
• Sports injuries
My approach to pain treatment includes overall system balance, stress relief, and trigger point therapy (also known as dry needling). Trigger point therapy is an acupuncture technique that releases pain quickly. Not all acupuncturists are trained in this method, but I find it to be key for most types of pain.
Read my recent blog post on pain: The Many Dimensions of Pain
What I Recommend
To treat pain, I suggest a minimum of 5 weekly treatments. Once you feel better, I suggest you continue with monthly maintenance for at least 3 months.