Millions of people live with daily pain. Pain can influence all aspects of our lives by limiting what we can do physically, mentally, and emotionally. For people suffering from intense or chronic pain, there can be very little energy left over for enjoying our closest relationships and what used to be our favorite activities. After an acupuncture treatment, patients report increased relaxation, decreased pain and stiffness, and an overall increased sense of well-being.
Scott Klein Acupunture brings you techniques that are designed to help you get past your pain and disease quickly, getting you back to feeling like you, with more energy, and not like a bunch of symptoms requiring medications.
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Cups on the upper back for upper back pain.
Cupping uses suction to stimulate the points or are moved providing a type of massage. This technique as well as one called Gua Sha which is scraping of the skin causes painless bruises. This helps eliminate pain and stiffness.
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Most people experience significant pain at some time in their lives—whether
from an injury, illness, or an unknown cause. Pain is a warning signal, an alarm
that goes off when your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong and
out of balance.
What can you do?
No one should have to live with pain, but which treatment is right for you?
Often times, people suffering from pain take medication to dull the pain. Taking
medication is understandable when pain is constant and unbearable. It may be
helpful to dull the symptoms for a short period of time, but it will not get at
the root of the problem and correct it. It is like hitting the snooze button on
an alarm. Unless the cause of the pain is treated, your body will keep sounding
the alarm and reminding you that something is wrong. Eventually the pain may get
worse or become chronic. It is
also possible for the medications to
cause unwanted side effects and further compromise your health.
Surgery may be another option. At times, this approach may make sense, but it
could be both expensive and risky, and there is no guarantee that it will be
Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to
eliminate pain. Unlike other methods of handling pain, there are no side
effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) acknowledge the benefits of acupuncture in treating and eliminating
pain due to a wide range of causes.
An acupuncturist’s approach to pain.
Acupuncture practitioners recognize that there is a vital energy, called Qi
(pronounced “chee”), circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of
pathways called meridians. Meridians are like rivers within your body. The
diagram to the right shows the meridians throughout the body. Wherever a river
flows it brings with it water that provides nourishment and life to the land,
plants and people around it. Likewise, meridians transport life-giving Qi that
provides nourishment to every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland in the body.
Many things can cause
Qi to become
It is important for Qi to flow freely throughout the body. Think of water
flowing through a garden hose. A blocked hose will not provide
adequate supply of water to a plant. Eventually, the plant will be unable to
thrive, grow and blossom.
Similarly, a blockage in the flow of Qi anywhere in the body will inhibit the
amount of nourishment that reaches our cells, tissues, muscles, organs and
glands. Under normal circumstances, your body can easily return to good health
and vitality. If the disruption of Qi is prolonged or excessive, or if your body
is in a weakened state, the flow of Qi becomes restricted and a variety of
symptoms, including pain, may arise.
What does acupuncture do?
By inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points, an acupuncturist is
able to break up blockages that have hampered the smooth flow of Qi. Once this
is done, Qi can travel freely throughout the body, promoting pain-free health,
well-being and vitality.
Not only can acupuncture treat signs and symptoms of pain and discomfort, it
can also get to the root of the problem. When the initial cause of the pain is
corrected, your body can begin to heal on deeper levels. Your acupuncturist may
also suggest adjunct therapies to
enhance treatment and speed healing,
such as: massage, stretching,
yoga, herbal supplements and dietary
“I can not see a better solution to
chronic pain. There is no question in my mind that acupuncture is
safer than surgery or drugs.”
—Dr. Bruce Pomeranz, Neuroscientist,
University of Toronto
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