What do Dr. Oz, the US Military, and the World Health Organization have in common? They all endorse the use of acupuncture for pain. Why? Because it works.
Acupuncture is used to all forms of myofascial pain (This includes back pain, sciatica, sports injuries, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle pain as well as other varieties of pain.) Some people come to alleviate or manage chronic pain. Other people come for athletic tune ups that help them to reach their peak performance. In either case acupuncture can be part of your overall treatment strategy. Acupuncture does not conflict with any medication. It can be used alongside of Physical Therapy, OMM, Massage or Chiropractic. It is a safe, effective way to up-level your healing process.
I am trained in trigger point therapy using acupuncture. In an easy to understand way, I can help release tight, contracted muscles. This improves blood flow to the affected area, reduces inflammation and helps to restore function. I also trained in Battlefield Acupuncture, the same pain technique that the US Military is using for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. It is a profound protocol that results in a fast reduction of severe pain.
In general, I usually treat people once a week for 6 to 12 weeks depending on how severe and how chronic the pain is. I will asses your unique situation at an initial consultation, and suggest a treatment protocol that will be appropriate to your concerns. Allowing appropriate time for acupuncture to reach the root of your symptoms is important. In addition, we take time to discuss your overall health and any other concerns you may have in addition to your main complaint. People often find that the support of lifestyle changes and acupuncture improves their overall health in ways they had not expected.