Acupuncture for Pain in Lafayette CA:

Modern science has figured out that the insertion of an acupuncture needle triggers a variety of responses from your body that help to heal aches and pains. These include:
  • Local stimulation to repair the tissue damage from the needle that also benefits other injuries in the area
  • Release of naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals called endorphins
  • Changes in the perception of pain as modulated by nerves in the spinal cord and different parts of the brain.

This can be helpful for treating the following pain conditions

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain, mid-back pain, and low back pain
  • Hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, leg pain, and foot pain
  • Shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, arm pain, and hand pain
  • Abdominal pain, and chest pain
  • Arthritis, tendonitis, strains & sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis
  • TMJ, sciatica, gallbladder stones, and kidney stones
  • Pain-related to surgery, sports injuries, work injuries, and auto accidents.

Given that there are virtually no harmful side effects resulting from acupuncture for pain by a Licensed Acupuncturist (except for rare instances of bruising or a few drops of blood with needle withdrawal), acupuncture should be at the top of the list of things to try if you are experiencing pain and don’t have an immediate need for surgery. Click her to learn more about how acupuncture works.

This is in stark contrast to the use of pharmaceutical drugs, which surprisingly for some, have made Adverse Drug Reactions the 4th leading cause of death in the United States!

While we do occasionally hit it out of the park on the first try and patients’ pain is gone, in fairness it is best to try a series of 3-6 sessions to see how well acupuncture for pain can help, and especially before you do drugs or surgery. (However acupuncture also complements conventional medical treatments because it helps the body to heal). Here is a large meta-study on the effectiveness of acupuncture.

Keep in mind that there are stages of healing and treatment: Stage 1 deals with putting out the fire and getting rid of aches and pains. Stage 2 involves treating the underlying conditions that allowed the aches and pains to develop. And Stage 3 is a maintenance program for those who would like to be proactive and prevent the imbalances and resulting symptoms from returning.

As every journey begins with the first step, schedule an appointment for acupuncture for pain with the link below:

Acupuncture Clinic Hours

  • Sundays Closed
  • Mondays 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesdays Closed
  • Wednesdays Closed
  • Thursdays Closed
  • Fridays 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays Closed