Acupuncture and Pain

Acupuncture is best known for its ability to successfully treat pain and its causes. In Chinese medicine, we view pain as an obstruction of qi energy and blood in meridian energy paths due to injury, muscular tension, inflammation, sprains, or pathogenic invasions of cold and damp. Acupuncture alleviates pain by raising endorphin levels and diminishing the nervous system’s sympathetic response. Also, acupuncture decreases inflammation and swelling, relaxes muscles to prevent spasms, and increases energy and blood circulation to the local area.

Dry Needling

Dr. Selma Gladney, DAOM has advanced certifications in Dry Needling. She has been practicing trigger point therapy for over 20 years, making her an expert in this field. Dry needling is using an acupuncture needle to needle an active trigger point. This is used for muscle pain and movement impairments.

Studies show that chronic pain stresses the body and its nervous system, consuming energy, and compromising the immune system. This condition causes blood pressure to spike which can ultimately lead to a heart attack or stroke. The results of acupuncture treatments are extremely relaxing and thus eliminate these negative aspects of pain naturally, without the usual side effects of pharmaceuticals. The number of treatments needed varies based on the specific condition being treated and each person’s individual needs. Generally speaking, acute pain of less than one month’s duration is often resolved in a short series of treatments spaced close together. Chronic pain requires more consistent regular treatments to achieve long-term relief.

Every patient is unique and requires unique treatment. After an Initial Oriental Medical Examination, we can determine what will be the most efficient and most effective treatment.

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