Physical Health

Physical Health Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine provide natural, safe, gentle techniques for resolving chronic pain, sports injuries, and internal medicine issues.

Physical Conditions Treated

Chinese medicine offers a truly holistic approach to healing physical health issues. Acupuncture often works quickly—many times health issues will significantly improve within 4–6 visits. For these reasons, we often suggest you try acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a first line of defense when tackling a physical health issue. 

How Acupuncture Worked For A Client’s Chronic Pain


Carpal Tunnel and 3 Years of Sciatica Pain Gone!

My doctor recommended Transformational Acupuncture to me to treat my sciatica, which I'd been struggling with for three years. At first I was skeptical and a bit upset—my sciatica was giving me such pain I was waking up at night from it. But I was desperate and I thought to give Transformational a try. It was the first time I had ever tried acupuncture and the whole experience was completely new for me -- including a session where a practitioner looked at my tongue and told me to avoid certain types of foods. But you know what? The acupuncture worked. After three sessions my sciatica was completely gone. Three years of pain, gone in three sessions. I was a believer!

I came back for treatment a few years later for my carpal tunnel syndrome. I had read an NIH study saying that acupuncture was a great treatment for it, and also got the blessing of an orthopedic surgeon. I went for four sessions including body work. I believe that this, in tandem with using a wrist brace at night, has helped minimize my carpal tunnel pain completely.

In addition to healing my pain, Transformational Acupuncture has a friendly staff, a tranquil environment and concerned practitioners. I would recommend it to anyone -- even if people just want to go for some rest and relaxation.

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Pain & Injuries

Acupuncture’s ability to work with the nervous system makes it a perfect complement to conventional medical care. Acupuncture can assist your progress with physical therapy and other rehab programs, and will often help when other types of treatments have plateaued or failed. Acupuncture can help you regain range of motion, reduce inflammation and reduce pain levels.

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Postoperative pain

Digestive Issues, Bloating & IBS

Due to the deep penetration of the central nervous system into the gut, acupuncture can be a very effective treatment for digestive disorders. As the nervous system functioning normalizes, digestive function often follows suit. A wide variety of digestive conditions can be helped with acupuncture.

  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux, GERD
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic indigestion, gas, and bloating
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Food sensitivities and allergies
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Crohn’s disease

Allergies, Sinus, Colds and Flus

Acupuncture and herbal medicine combine to create a triple threat for allergies, sinus conditions, colds and flus. Whether with acupuncture alone, or in combination with herbs, we have seen many clients make significant progress with these issues.

  • Chronic cough
  • Asthma

Reproductive, Menstrual and Hormonal Issues

An area where Chinese medicine really shines is the area of reproductive, menstrual, and hormonal health. Because the medications for these health issues often have risks and side effects, and sometimes do not provide sufficient results, many people turn to alternative solutions. We have successfully treated hundreds of clients for these issues.

  • PCOS
  • Hot flashes
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Hormonal acne
  • Low libido

Our Goal Is Transformation

We know that physical health issues can be a huge drain on your resources—your energy, time, money, and sanity. Our goal is first and foremost to get you feeling better. From there, for those interested, we hope to help you discover the root causes of your issues, support you in making appropriate changes, and enjoy the resulting transformation. If you have any questions about your particular health problem, please contact us.

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