Acupuncture provides relief from chronic pain

Most people who seek out acupuncture are looking for relief from pain. Pain due to everyday stress, incorrect ergonomics and injury can be treated using orthopedic acupuncture. It is an effective way to manage and treat musculo-skeletal problems. Our clients have found it beneficial in reducing chronic pain associated with common ailments like migraines, arthritis, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, stiff neck and lower back pain.

What is Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture?

Sports and Orthopedic acupuncture is a cutting edge approach used to treat sports injuries and orthopedic disorders. It combines the biomedical understanding of motor points and trigger points with the ancient medical system of acupuncture. Motor points are usually found at the mid section of mucsles and have the greatest neural potential. Trigger points often indicate pain referral. Traditional Chinese medical points correspond to the flow of the body meridians and are powerful in resolving disorders throughout the whole body. Internal and external herbal applications can also be applied.

Presently, many professional athletes receive acupuncture to enhance their performance. Treatments have been shown to:

  • Reduce post injury rehabilitation time
  • Decrease pain and inflammation
  • Increase range of motion
  • Activate and strengthen muscles
  • Release muscle spasms
  • Stimulate immune system
  • Relieve stress and calm the mind

How does Sports Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture restores muscle balance and integrity quickly and safely. Because the human body is an intricate interplay of opposing muscles, any tightness, pain, contusion, or weakness will negatively alter proper function and range of motion – thus predisposing one to injury. Sports acupuncture, through the correct needling of anatomically specific motor points and trigger points, is a unique treatment than can instantly relax tight muscles or strengthen weak muscles to re-establishing symmetry to the body.

I herniated three disks between 2010 & 2011 and have been trying to keep the consistent pain under control without medicine. I have seen Chiropractors, a Naprapath, and a Doctor at Airrosti in the last nine years for my injuries. When I saw Sonia this week, I was skeptical about cupping and acupuncture for my shoulder, neck, back and hip pain. I was so elated when the pain that I have on a daily basis drastically subsided. My neck released and my shoulders relaxed. My muscle spasms in my lower back and hips also went from a 6 to a 3 on a scale of 10 for pain.

I went back four days later for more acupuncture, cupping and stretching and the relief that I have is amazing…I have not felt this good since 2010.

D. Plywacz