Acupuncture for Pain Management


Acupuncture is an extremely effective way to manage pain.  What kind of pain conditions, you ask?  Well, the list is long: back pain, joint pain, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions, sports injury… and so much more.  Below is a summary of just a few of the many pain conditions that acupuncture is well-suited to treat.

Arthritic Conditions

Acupuncture is considered safe, effective, and even ideal for treating people who suffer with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also, acupuncture can provide more benefits to those who suffer with rheumatoid arthritis via immune system regulation.


Acupuncture can be a very effective treatment for acute or chronic back pain.   Getting treated for back pain with acupuncture could significantly reduce your days in pain or even prevent/eliminate a recurring back pain condition. 

Chronic Tension in the Head, Neck, or Shoulders

Acupuncture is an excellent way to address muscle spasms, stressed musculature, and dramatically reduce muscle tension and pain.

Frequent Migraines Persistent Headaches

Frequent migraines and headaches affect nearly 11 million people in the US every year. If you are one of the unfortunate many who must cope with this kind of discomfort, know that acupuncture can go a long way to alleviating your pain.

Acupuncture, along with changes to the diet and the introduction of certain Chinese herbs can all help you to manage the pain, or even prevent migraines and headaches from occurring.

Joint Pain & Swelling

Joint pain can happen when you have stressed and overworked joints somewhere in the body or have an injury history.  Swelling and inflammation are often root causes for joint pain.  For some, joint pain can be excruciating and negatively impact quality of life.  Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, reduce or eliminate pain symptoms, and expedite the healing process in cases of joint pain and excessive swelling.  Chinese herbs can be used to support an acupuncture plan to get you feeling good and functioning well again.

Pain Resulting from Injury

Using acupuncture to augment the healing process after injuries occur?  Yes!  In fact, acupuncture is an incredible way to speed the healing process after injury and/or surgery and further help to prevent reinjury in the future.  Whether you are someone coming off surgery or a finely tuned athlete trying to recover safely and quickly, consider acupuncture to get you back on track.

Recovery from Infection, Disease, or Other Ailments

It is a well-known fact that acupuncture can be used to expedite healing and restore physical and chemical balance within the body.  If you are someone who has experienced any of the conditions below, acupuncture and Chinese herbs should be a strong consideration to aid in the recovery process: viral or bacterial infections and/or diseases of the immune system, diabetes, cancer, lupus, hepatitis, anemia, etc.  Truly, the list goes on.  If you have a condition not listed above and want to explore the possibility of acupuncture treatment as a way to heal, balance yourself, or even augment physical therapy or other physical medicine modalities, call Matt for a consultation.  Find out what acupuncture can do for you!