People will approach us just about anywhere and ask, “Can you help neck pain?” Or  “What about ankle pain?”  Or “I pulled my hamstring, can you help that?” The answer is YES, YES, YES!   Acupuncture and pain relief go hand in hand!

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can treat ANY pain ANYWHERE in the body!  Back, neck, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, ankle pain, muscle pain, headaches, migraines, abdominal pain, any pain!  In fact, using acupuncture for pain relief is the number one modality in America today. Keep in mind, we see all kinds of patients dealing with pain; from hairdressers to computer programmers or professional athletes to stay at home Moms, we see them all.

What’s different about our method of acupuncture for pain management?

What’s different about how WE treat pain is, unlike most acupuncturists, we never insert needles where the patient is experiencing the actual pain.  This can cause trauma to an already traumatized area, instead we trust the meridian or pathway system and insert needles elsewhere creating a clear path for healing to occur. The way we utilize ‘acupuncture for pain’ is a very unique method.


CartoonHow many treatments do I need?   

Patients coming to Tao to Wellness to receive acupuncture for pain relief almost always notice a difference in intensity or location of pain right after their very first session and most times they will notice a difference during their session. That being said, the work lies in retraining your body to ‘hold’ the session.  If you’re curious how many treatments you’ll need this all depends upon the duration, severity, and nature of the pain at hand. Generally, when dealing with acupuncture for pain, 10 to 20 treatments are adequate for the majority of chronic disorders. Some acute conditions may only require a single treatment and some degenerative conditions may require as many as 40 treatments.   


Why choose acupuncture for pain management as opposed to other alternative modalities?


Unlike other modalities we have the ability to impact the body on many different levels.  The superficial muscle layer, the Qi and Blood circulation, the deeper essence and finally, the organ system itself.  What does this mean?  Basically that although we are treating ‘pain’, we are treating a whole slew of other things at the same time that could be a contributor to that pain.  So, in addition we can decrease inflammation systemically, calm the nervous system, regulate hormones, balance the brain chemistry and so on. This in turn brings a total body healing to the patient, which creates an avenue for deeper sleep, more vitality, a stronger digestion, flowing circulation and a balanced and happy brain! Choosing acupuncture for pain relief is the best choice! …but then we are biased!


RunnerIn a nutshell…

    • Acupuncture can treat any pain, anywhere.
    • You will notice a difference right after the first session.
    • Acupuncture for pain is the number one chosen modality in America over chiropractic and physical therapy because of its ability to treat the WHOLE body at the same time.
    • If you are dealing with other issues (sleep, digestion, energy or stress related), we can address those at the same time so you especially want to seek out acupuncture for pain relief.
    • Acupuncture is a great way to PREVENT repetitive stress injuries, basically anyone who works at a computer needs to get acupuncture at least once a month