Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of year to treat pain conditions, both acute and chronic. It is both effective and safe to use as a stand-alone treatment for pain conditions as well as an adjunctive treatment to Western medical treatments and medications. Many times, herbal medicine is combined with acupuncture in the treatment of pain conditions.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine both help to reduce pain by enhancing circulation, reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles, increasing tissue healing, changing pain perception, and breaking up scar tissue.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a holistic medical system which encourages the body to promote its own natural healing and improve overall function. Acupuncture is a safe, effective procedure for eliminating or reducing pain.
When should someone seek an acupuncturist for pain?
Acupuncture frequency varies with pain conditions. For acute conditions, we recommend acupuncture twice weekly. For more chronic and long-standing issues, acupuncture frequency is usually once weekly. For acute conditions, 4-10 treatments may be needed. For chronic issues, treatment can last for 1-2 months up to a year, depending on the severity of the issue.