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Acupuncture for Pain & Inflammation

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In our quest for relief from pain and inflammation, Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Health stands as a beacon of hope, offering natural, holistic solutions. Our approach, deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, provides a natural alternative to conventional methods, addressing not only pain but also the underlying inflammation without the need for injections, invasive procedures, or pharmaceuticals.

Here, we delve into several common conditions where pain and inflammation are prevalent, and how our treatments effectively address them:

Common Sites of Pain and How Acupuncture Can Help:

back pain acupuncture

Back Pain

Back pain, a prevalent syndrome at our Clinic, arises from various causes like muscle strains, Piriformis Syndrome, traumatic injuries, intervertebral disc degeneration, herniated discs, sciatica, and skeletal irregularities. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) evaluates the root causes, considering environmental, dietary, emotional, postural, and constitutional factors.

How Acupuncture Helps Treat Pack Pain: TCM treats back pain as a blockage of blood flow (“qi and blood stagnation”), using acupuncture, herbal formulas, Tuina, cupping, guasha, and electrical stimulation. The treatment focuses on relieving pain, stand iffness, and improving mobility, even in chronic cases, by restoring blood flow and oxygenation to tissues.

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knee pain acupuncture

Knee Pain

Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) and other knee injuries lead to pain and limited movement. Causes include trauma, infections, osteoarthritis, hemarthrosis, cysts, bone tumors, and poor weight management.

How Acupuncture Helps Treat Knee Pain: TCM views knee pain as a result of disrupted energy flow. Acupuncture restores this energy, relieving pain and restoring knee joint function. Treatment involves acupuncture needles at specific points, potentially combined with Tuina, moxibustion, and electrical stimulation, alongside traditional Chinese herbal formulas for chronic cases.

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Carlsbad acupuncture for neck pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain, often Cervical spondylosis (CS), is commonly due to muscle strains, injuries, stress, and structural conditions.

How Acupuncture Helps Treat Neck Pain: Acupuncture effectively treats neck pain by resetting tense muscles and promoting blood microcirculation. This approach reduces pain and inflammation and addresses muscle and tendon health. Treatments include acupuncture, herbal formulas, Tuina, cupping, guasha, and electrical stimulation, focusing on relieving pain and improving cervical range of motion.

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Tennis Elbow / Elbow Pain

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, caused by overuse of arms, forearms, and hands, results in elbow and arm pain. Common activities leading to this include sports like tennis and repetitive movements like typing.

How Acupuncture Helps Treat Elbow Pain: Acupuncture and moxibustion treat elbow tissues and tendons, slowing down inflammation for pain relief. Rest is crucial for recovery. Treatment includes acupuncture to increase blood circulation to the tendons and moxibustion for heat therapy. The course of treatment varies, but typically involves 2-3 sessions per week for 3-5 weeks.

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acupuncture for shoulder pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain often results from injuries, overuse, or age-related wear and tear. It can manifest as discomfort in the shoulder joint, limiting range of motion and affecting daily activities.

How Acupuncture Helps Treat Shoulder Pain: TCM addresses shoulder pain by targeting the flow of energy and blood in the affected area, relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and improving mobility. Acupuncture, often combined with other TCM modalities like Tuina and moxibustion, focuses on releasing tension in the shoulder muscles and promoting healing. Personalized treatments may vary, including specific acupuncture points and techniques based on individual assessments.

While these conditions are commonly treated in our practice, they are just a few examples of the wide range of pain-related issues that acupuncture and herbs can effectively address. Our methods have proven successful in not only providing relief from acute and chronic pain but also in promoting overall health and wellbeing.

While results vary, many patients report feeling a profound sense of relief following their first acupuncture session, often reporting a 50% or more reduction in pain. With subsequent treatments, pain typically continues to subside as range of motion increases.

We invite you to experience the transformative power of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Request a consultation to learn how we can assist you in your journey towards pain-free living and overall wellness. Remember, the path to healing and relief is not limited to surgery or injections and medication; there are natural, effective options available, and we are here to guide you through them and it all begins at your consultation, click to schedule yours today.