Pain Management


Muscular-skeletal pain conditions: Chinese medicine, namely acupuncture can be an effective treatment for many muscular-skeletal conditions, including both short-term and long-term pain. Common symptoms we address are pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling. This also includes imbalance and lack of coordination, that may manifest as well. Acupuncture works by stimulating vital energy and blood circulation in the area of pain and discomfort.  In Chinese medicine it is important to consider the root cause of these conditions, in order to help strengthen the body and to prevent the condition from progressing further.

Our clinic offers a variety of treatment options for the following list of common muscular-skeletal conditions: Back and Hip pain, Neck pain, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist pain, Knee, Ankle and Foot pain, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Sciatic pain, Myofascial pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, and Plantar fasciitis

Additional pain conditions commonly addressed by Chinese medicine include:

Headaches:  Fortunately, acupuncture can offer both immediate as well as long-term relief. In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a number of factors are always considered in headaches. These are constitution, emotions, overwork, diet, accidents, childbirth and external pathogenic factors (such as common cold).

Dental pain: Studies have shown positive effects of treating dental pain with acupuncture.  The 1997 Consensus Statement of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), report evidence of efficacy indicating that acupuncture helps to alleviate post-operative dental pain.

TMJ Syndrome (temporo-mandibular joints): Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation to the area, as well as bring blood and energy circulation to the area, all of which help to promote healing. The muscles can begin to relax and help to correct the opening movement.

Trigeminal neuralgia: Acupuncture is an option well worth considering for trigeminal neuralgia. Studies in recent years have shown the positive effects of acupuncture for nerve disorders, and the World Health Organization lists acupuncture as a viable treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.

Menstural cramps: In Chinese medicine, dysmenorrhea or painful periods are not considered a normal part of a woman’s life but rather a sign of an imbalance, which can be treated effectively with chinese medicine in order to resolve the symptoms.

Neuropathy pain:Acupuncture shows promising results for those suffering from peripheral neuropathy. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as a useful therapy for neurologic symptoms like peripheral neuropathy.