Pain Management and Chronic Illness

Japanese Acupuncture is remarkably effective at treating acute and chronic pain.

Acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemical. Acupuncture also affects the production of serotonin, which benefits mood and overall resiliency and is known to be analgesic without side effects. Countless studies have shown acupuncture’s efficacy in the treatment of acute and chronic pain everywhere in the body. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) both recognize the pivotal role acupuncture has in effectively treating a variety of complex and simple pain disorders. 

A selection of the pain syndromes I have treated:

  • Migraines 
  • TMJ
  • Shingles and other nerve pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Muscle Spasms 
  • Post-operative pain
  • Osteoarthritis and knee pain  
  • Myofascial 
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel 
  • Endometrial pain and menstrual cramps 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest and Ribcage pain 

Having chronic pain zaps your energy and impacts every aspect of your life. When we decrease your pain, you get back more energy and your state of mind improves.

Eliminate the Pain of Prescriptions

Western pain medicines tend to mask the underlying issues that are causing pain. These prescriptions may cause unwanted side effects and can be addictive. Acupuncture treatments are effective in reducing or eliminating the causes of long-haul pain.

Reducing or eliminating pain means less prescription medication or over-the-counter medication (OTC) is needed. 

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can immediately begin to decrease pain. Make an appointment now.


Adjunctive Approaches to Cancer Treatment

Japanese Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are tremendously effective in some of the complications and side effects of conventional Western approaches to working with cancer. Countless clinical trials have shown the efficacy of acupuncture and herbal medicine in treating: 

  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue 
  • Pain

Together we can improve your immune system, rebuilding it after rounds of chemotherapy and radiation where appropriate.

We’ll discuss your individual diagnosis and overall condition, and adjust for what you need. Supplements in addition to specific herbal prescriptions can be very important parts of your treatment plan. I do not advocate the use of Chinese medicine or Japanese acupuncture as a sole avenue for treating cancer, but as an adjunct of therapy. 

The most effective cancer care is holistic. Schedule an appointment today.

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