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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be debilitating, frustrating, and can make it harder to live a happy and productive life. Conventional treatments for chronic pain often fall short and come with unpleasant side effects. Acupuncture is a safe, natural, and remarkably effective treatment for chronic pain, be it low back pain, knee pain, neck pain, or more. Acupuncture excels at treating pain from internal conditions as well such as from autoimmune conditions or fibromyalgia.
acupuncture for chronic pain
  • Initial Evaluation Visit: $145
  • Subsequent Visits: $95
  • 10% Discount for Healthcare workers
  • 10% Military Discount
  • FSA/HSA accepted
  • Superbills provided for insurance reimbursement

What can acupuncture help with?

Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Knee Pain
Elbow Pain
Heel Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Chronic Injuries
Sports Injuries

How does it help?

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, sterile, single use needles in order to:

  • Improve circulation by enhancing generation of nitric oxide.  Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, increasing blood flow and regulating blood pressure.
  • Release muscle tension and pain by stimulating and breaking up bands of bound muscle fibers called trigger points
  • Relieve pain by producing endorphins, your body’s natural opioid-like peptides. Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the release of enkephalin, beta-endorphin, endomorphin, and dynorphin, which together have an analgesic (pain relieving) effect similar to opioid drugs but without the side effects.
  • Activate the parasympathetic nervous system , the body’s “rest and digest” state in which healing can occur.  When our body is in a state of stress and our sympathetic nervous system or “fight or flight” mode is engaged, we instead experience increased muscle tension, blood pressure, and inflammation.
  • Regulate the immune system by stimulating production of cytokines, T-cells, and B-cells

What the research says:

  • A review of data on nearly 18,000 patients showed “firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain”
  • Acupuncture is more effective than medication for treatment of neck pain due to disc herniations
  • The American College of Physicians strongly recommends acupuncture to treat low back pain
  • MRI imaging shows acupuncture provides lasting relief for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • A 2015 study showed acupuncture having a 70% cure rate for trigeminal neuralgia, as opposed to a 55% cure rate with the conventional pharmaceutical treatment, with fewer side effects

Schedule a free phone consultation to see if acupuncture is right for your chronic pain condition.


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