Discover how holistic pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions can transform your life.
A Better Way To Treat Your Pain
Pain is a natural part of life and even helps us realize when something is wrong. Our nerves send pain signals from the injured area to your brain to let you know you’re hurt. And while it is natural, that does not mean we should have to live in pain when there are peaceful ways to find relief. We’ll work with you to not only treat the source of your pain, but bring relief to any part of the body experiencing stress as a reaction to the pain.
Our Holistic Approach to Pain Management
You are the expert when it comes to your body. You know what’s normal and you also know when something is off. We take the time to really listen when you share your experience and take every bit of information into consideration when creating your specific health plan. This holistic pain management approach will address both the source of pain and any other part of the body that has been affected, including any muscle stiffness, joint pain, and even any negative mental health side effects that have resulted from chronic pain.
To treat those experiencing acute or chronic pain issues we’ll recommend using one type of treatment or a combination of several including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, nutrition, vitamins, and supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Natural Pain Reliever?
A natural pain reliever is used in place of taking pharmaceutical drugs to manage pain. Natural pain relievers could be certain foods, herbs, or physical activities such as yoga. Individuals may choose natural pain management to avoid the negative side effects of prescription drugs, including addiction.
What is Acute Pain?
Acute pain is pain experienced as a result of an injury or illness. This type of pain lasts less than six months and goes away with treatment of the underlying cause.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than six months. Chronic pain continues after the treatment of the initial injury or illness and can last for weeks, months, or years. This type of pain may also have no known cause.
What’s the Difference Between Chronic Pain and Acute Pain?
Both acute and chronic pain can be caused by a specific injury or illness, but acute pain resolves with the treatment of the underlying cause. Chronic pain lasts longer than six months and persists even when the specific cause has been addressed.
Can Acupuncture Relieve Pain?
Yes, acupuncture can naturally relieve pain. Acupuncture treatments improve the flow of qi and blood throughout the body. Physiologically one can observe these changes as reduced swelling and muscle tension in the affected area. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of endorphins which helps to reduce the perception of pain.
Can Acupuncture Help With Chronic Pain?
Yes, acupuncture can be an effective way to help relieve chronic pain. Whether the cause of the pain is known or not, acupuncture treatments can help restore qi and fluid flow to the entire body. Patients will also feel relief from the increased amount of endorphins produced by treatment.
Can Acupuncture Cure Chronic Pain Issues?
Continued acupuncture treatments can lower pain levels and may even have the benefit of providing total pain relief. While people do benefit from acupuncture treatment for pain relief, it does not actually cure a chronic condition. However, it can prolong the onset of the condition becoming worse.
How Does Acupuncture Work To Relieve Pain?
The placement of acupuncture needles works to correct the flow of qi and blood. Acupuncture treatments help draw blood to the sight of injury which helps reduce pain. Patients will also feel relief from the increased amount of endorphins produced by treatment.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?
The number of acupuncture treatments needed will be based on how long you’ve had the pain, the level of pain, and your response to acupuncture. While the number of treatments to achieve your desired result will vary, patients report great results and see a reduction in their pain level and frequency.
Does Cupping Help With Pain?
Yes, cupping can help reduce tension, tightness, and other kinds of stagnation. This natural pain treatment breaks up muscle tightness and improves circulation. Cupping can be very beneficial for those with pain resulting from long periods of sitting and/or repetitive actions.
Is Cupping Painful?
Cupping is a technique using suction on the skin, fascia, and muscles. For some people, certain cupping techniques or cupping on certain body parts may be painful. We listen to our patient’s needs and adjust the suction of cups for maximum relief with minimal pain. Some people may experience discomfort after cupping due to bruising or blistering. We always recommend wearing light breathable clothing and avoiding the use of topical ointments or creams until the cupping marks have disappeared.
How Does Cupping Help Pain?
Cupping helps relieve pain by breaking up muscle tightness and improving circulation in the areas holding tension or tightness.
How Often Should You Cup for Pain?
The number of cupping sessions recommended varies from patient to patient and depends on the focus of treatment, but we recommend the sessions continue until the pain is gone or greatly reduced.
Are There Contraindications for Cupping for Pain?
While cupping is a great practice for relieving pain and tension, it is not appropriate for certain patients. Your practitioner will discuss your medical history with you to determine if cupping is right for you. We also do not practice wet cupping and avoid cupping on certain parts of the body. To learn more about cupping visit our Cupping Therapy page.
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