Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, and drug-free way to eliminate pain. I use a combination of traditional acupuncture points and modern trigger point therapy to maximize results.
Small, sterile needles are inserted at the site of the pain and at points along the same channel or meridian. Some of these pathways follow nerve channels, others are independent. The theory in Chinese medicine is that when the meridians are able to flow freely, one has no pain. When these channels are blocked, or stagnant, either from over-use, injury, or a degenerative disease, one feels pain.
Acupuncture can bring more blood flow to an area, which helps speed up the healing process of a sprain/strain or chronic injury. It can also reduce inflammation and bring down swelling of an acute injury. It is thought that acupuncture also elicits the release of the body's natural pain killing hormones.
Acute pain usually responds quickly to treatment (relief in 1-4 sessions), whereas more chronic pain can take longer to respond (a good estimate is 1 session for every month you have been in pain.)
Massage Therapy works well with acupuncture for pain management. I have several experienced therapists working alongside me. Intro rate for a 1 hour massage is $40. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Massage package deals also available!