What We Treat

Pain & Injuries

No one likes to be in pain. It can slow you down and make life very unpleasant. Do people get relief using acupuncture for pain? The answer is—YES!

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Through the lens of traditional Chinese Medicine, any pain condition is seen as an imbalance in the body. When the body is brought back into balance, the pain disappears. From the time-tested 2,000 year old healing tradition of Chinese Medicine, we have several treatment approaches that can help you reduce your pain and heal faster.

Symptoms and Causes

Pain and injury can happen in many parts of the body from a variety of causes:


  • Upper back pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sacral pain
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Finger pain
  • Hand pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Arm pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Post surgical pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Knee pain
  • Leg pain
  • Hip pain
  • Compression fractures
  • Back sprain
  • Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow)
  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Toothache
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Hernia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Toe pain
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Neuralgia
  • Thumb pain
  • Trigger finger
  • Sprained ankle
  • Broken bones
  • Concussion
  • Bursitis
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disk
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vulvodynia
  • Testicular pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Bulging disks
  • Wrist sprain
  • Neck sprain
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Eye pain
  • Ear pain
  • Sinus pain
  • Throat pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Post-stroke neuralgia
  • Varicose veins
  • Vasculitis
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • IBS pain

Lifestyle Causes

  • Traumatic injury
  • Repetitive motions
  • Emotional stress
  • Poor diet
  • Poor body mechanics
  • Poor posture
  • Too much exercise
  • Too little exercise
  • Work injuries
  • Eating schedule
  • Eating habits
  • Sleep
  • Changes in temperature
  • Weather
  • Neurological conditions
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities
  • Digestive issues
  • Environmental causes
  • Autoimmune disorders

Our Approach

We take a holistic approach to treating pain and injuries. A holistic approach means that we consider many aspects of the body’s physiology, as well as lifestyle and environmental factors. Our goal is to help you get out of pain and heal your injuries faster.

What’s Our Track Record?

Most people will notice pain relief between 5–10 visits – sometimes even during a treatment. Over the course of treatments, most people find the intensity, duration, and area of pain decrease. With appropriate lifestyle changes in conjunction with Chinese Medicine modalities, patients can see improvements in their pain, quicker healing, and prevention of future injuries. Treatment plans are individually tailored to each patient’s lifestyle needs and constitution.

How Does It Work?

Chinese Medicine has been treating acute pain for over 2,000 years. Chinese Medicine is very practical. It views pain as an imbalance in the body. By correcting the imbalance, we can reduce or eliminate pain.


Acupuncture can help reduce pain and help the body heal by moving the body’s internal energy, improving circulation, and reducing inflammation. By properly selecting acupuncture points, we can target specific body areas to help send the healing resources to that location in order to expedite healing.

Herbal Medicine

Using herbal medicine, we make a custom formula for you based on your unique presentation of symptoms, and modify the formula as your symptoms change. Using an herbal formula simultaneously with other treatments like acupuncture and bodywork can help speed your progress. 

The Advantage of Using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Pain medications and surgeries can have many unwanted side effects. Since acupuncture works with your body’s own ability to heal itself, negative side effects are minor and very rare. Acupuncture is also a great complement to physical therapy, and can speed up your progress or help you get over a plateau in treatment. Also, since acupuncture works on the whole body, people often experience many positive side effects, such as improved sleep, energy, digestion, and mood.

Treatments We Use to Help with Pain Injuries

Ready for some natural pain relief? Give us a call at (202) 297-7404, schedule an appointment online or contact us if you have any questions.

Verify Your Insurance Benefits

We are in-network providers with Blue Cross / Carefirst, Aetna, and United. Many plans have good in-network acupuncture coverage. To find out if your plan includes in-network coverage for acupuncture, please fill out our short form to verify your benefits with us. You can also call us with your information at (202) 297-7404. Our staff will usually have your coverage information within 2 business days.

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To schedule an appointment, simply visit our online scheduling page, and follow the directions from there. We look forward to meeting you!

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