Pain

Acupuncture has gained much attention for treating injuries, pain and for improving athletic performance, in professional athletes, the weekend warrior, or the mom who has just started running.

Typically after an injury the body responds through a state of protection, with inflammation and tense muscles. Although this protective reaction is designed to defend the injury site, it often leads to impaired healing due to excessive inflammation and muscles which are too tight to permit optimal blood flow. Overly-tight muscles, along with inflammation and any damage from the original injury can lead to a gradual recovery punctuated with pain flare-ups and disability. Acupuncture acts on all of these factors which prevent or delay healing and can significantly increase the speed of recovery.

When a needle is inserted through the skin and into the belly of a tense muscle the muscle spasms and then quietly relaxes. The spasms are important for treatment because they allow this muscle which has been stuck in one place for an extended period of time to be loosened up. Once the muscle relaxes the area around it is under less pulling and compression from the muscle, this leads to smoother blood-flow and decreased inflammation.

  • Acute Sprain/Strain
  • Arthritis
  • Athletic Enhancement
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tension/Stress, Cluster, Sinus, Rebound, Migraine Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip, knee, and shoulder arthritis
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • SI Joint Pain
  • Stroke Sequelae
  • Surgery rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation from Major Fractures, Hairline and Stress Fractures,
  • Shin Splints/ Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Shingles and Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Shoulder Impingement/Frozen Shoulder
  • TMJ Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Whiplash