|Initial Visit (60-90 minutes)||$150|
|**Please Note: No needles are applied to the face with this offer. Please see our separate page for Cosmetic Acupuncture.|
|Initial Visit (90 minute)||$150|
|Follow-up visits, with ancillary service: (45-60 min)||$125|
|Follow-up visits, acupuncture only: (30 min)||$85|
Acupuncture & Pain Management
Acupuncture is a powerful and natural treatment modality that has been used in pain management for centuries. There are many different types of pain that a person can experience, and acupuncture can be an effective treatment for them all. Because it treats the body holistically, acupuncture not only helps reduce immediate pain but it can also help avoid future pain in the same areas. It is so effective that many conventional medical doctors now suggest acupuncture for pain management, often in conjunction with other modalities such as chiropractic and/or physical therapy.
How does acupuncture work to relieve pain?
Acupuncture works naturally with the body's own energy that flows through specific pathways, also known as meridians. When symptoms such as pain occur, there is blockage of the flow of energy in a particular area of the body. Stimulating specific acupuncture points located along the meridians balances and encourages the free flow of energy through those pathways, thereby alleviating pain and restoring health.
What are the benefits of acupuncture for pain management?
One benefit of acupuncture is that it is a drug-free way to minimize pain. The most popular form of pain relief is currently the use of anti-inflammatory drugs and other strong medications that can have unreliable results and unpleasant side effects. With drugs, over time, people often develop a tolerance or experience the need for an increased dosage to achieve the same required effect. Acupuncture completely eliminates the possibility of drug dependency and the risk of potentially dangerous side effects.
Besides alleviating pain, acupuncture also triggers the central nervous system to release chemicals such as endorphins and other natural pain relievers to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation. It is not unusual for a person to fall asleep during treatment and leave feeling rejuvenated. Acupuncture also increases blood circulation throughout the body while relaxing the muscles and increasing immune system response. Because it deals with blood circulation, acupuncture is not limited to treating skeletal or muscular pain; rather it has also been proven effective in treating migraine headaches and even preventing future migraine attacks. Physical pain associated with certain illnesses can also be treated with acupuncture to support and aid in recovery.
How many acupuncture treatments are needed?
Acupuncture efficacy is cumulative in nature. For this reason, we recommend a series of closely scheduled treatments in order to bring about the desired results and accurately assess its effectiveness. Each person will respond uniquely to treatment, depending on the level of pain and severity of the injury or illness. A person's age and overall health is also a factor. Those who suffer from chronic conditions of long duration will necessarily take longer to respond to treatment and feel improvement.
Note: Persons with chronic pain or serious illness are encouraged to be evaluated by a medical doctor before beginning acupuncture treatment.
Theresa L. Spradlin, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist