How Acupuncture Treats Pain

Pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek out acupuncture, and it’s one of the most widely accepted applications of acupuncture and Chinese / East Asian medicine.

Whether you’re experiencing musculoskeletal pain (like back, neck or knee pain), visceral pain (like abdominal or period pain), or systemic pain (like that associated with MS or fibromyalgia); whether you’re experiencing new pain from an injury or surgery, or you’re dealing with chronic pain; acupuncture and Chinese / East Asian medicine can help you find relief.

There are a few different approaches to pain from an acupuncture perspective. 

Sometimes, we may insert the needles into the local area where you’re experiencing pain. Sometimes, we may avoid the local area of pain, and insert needles into areas of the body that can address the pain energetically, instead. In addition to working on the pain directly, we also try to identify and address the root cause of that pain – whether it’s injury, scar tissue, nutritional deficiency, or emotional trauma. And, a crucial part of treating any pain from an East Asian medicine perspective, is to soothe the spirit.

In addition to acupuncture, your care with Flourish will also include lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, supplements / herbs to help address the pain and its underlying causes, as well as any applicable form of bodywork (electrical stimulation, gentle massage, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion).

If you have any questions about care with Flourish, book a 15-minute free consultation with one of our providers. Or click here to book an appointment to get started on your care with Flourish.

Let’s get you feeling better!