How Many Treatments Does it Take?
Most people who come to my office for pain relief report improved pain levels within their first 5 treatments. Often people will see some type of change in the 1st visit! Chronic conditions can take more than 5 visits, while more recent pain can take less than 5. For more recent pain conditions 5-10 acupuncture treatments usually provides complete relief. People with ongoing severe pain or other chronic pain conditions require a 6-8 week treatment protocol consisting of up to 10-15 treatment for best results. Similar to physical therapy, a course of treatment requires several weeks in order to see results that last.
What Types of Pain Can Acupuncture Help?
All types of pain! Acupuncturists know that pain is due to blockages in the body. Acupuncture needles work to remove these blockages. Medical research shows that acupuncture stops pain by stimulating natural pain killers in the body called endorphins.
“Pain relief is one of the most frequent reasons that people visit my acupuncture office. And usually the most easily treated condition.”
Low back pain, sciatica, and knee pain are 3 of the most common types of pain I treat with acupuncture. Low back pain is usually muscular but I have also provided pain relief to those who have been diagnosed with stenosis, bulging discs, arthritis, and sciatica. Knee pain is often due to overuse but can be due to arthritic changes, meniscus injury, and knee replacements. The bottom line is: Acupuncture works fast!
Relief from neck pain and shoulder pain is the second most common complaint, especially for people whose jobs include prolonged sitting at the computer. Patients are amazed that this type of pain can actually go away and stay away.
Other common pain treatments at my office are:
- Joint Pain
- TMJ – Jaw Pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Plantar Fasciitis
And last but certainly not least, I successfully treat headache pain, including severe migraines, tension headaches, and sinus pain, all with only a few acupuncture needles.
Below you will find research relative to acupuncture and pain relief, and our patient testimonials. Our ‘Treatments’ page features condition-specific pages for more information on how acupuncture can help with your particular area of pain. Evidence continues to pile up in support of acupuncture as the alternative medicine of choice for fast, effective pain relief that lasts. We invite you to check out our blog articles on pain relief.