Low Back Pain and Disk Herniation
We can provide fast, effective, pain relief for your low back pain and reduce inflammation from disk herniation.
We use the Distal acupuncture approach to reduce your low back pain faster instead of using local needling to your low back area.
Our acupuncture points will target your problem areas and aid in the healing process.
Your recovery and how long your pain relief continues will depend on many factors such as severity of your low back issue or if it is acute or chronic pain. This will all be discussed in your initial consultation.
Your low back treatment plan will be individualized and discussed so we both can help in your treatment goals.
Frozen shoulder and shoulder pain
We can provide pain relief for patients who suffer from acute or chronic shoulder pain issues.
We often treat patients with frozen shoulder issues. The majority of these patients are women over the age of 40 and come in with numbness and shooting pain from the affected shoulder down to the hand. This pain decreases shoulder mobility; thus ” frozen shoulder”.
They may just wake up one morning with acute shoulder pain and unable move this shoulder and arm as they normally would. In any case, whether its frozen shoulder or general shoulder pain we can provide quick relief by removing the blockages around the shoulder and move qi and blood to the affected shoulder. This reduces pain and inflammation of the shoulder area.
By targeting this area with our special distal acupuncture treatment, we improve blood flow to the shoulder and reduce inflammation and decrease pain.
Facial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia
At Pillars Acupuncture we have great success with reducing pain associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia or any type of facial pain and numbness issues.
Trigeminal Neuralgia can be effectively treated with Acupuncture. It is a disorder of the sensory nucleus of the trigeminal nerve producing shocking severe pain or numbness along one or more of the divisions of the trigeminal nerve. Usually on one side of the face and felt along the side of the jaw, jaw area, cheeks and lips. According to Western medicine, trigeminal neuralgia’s etiology is unknown and usually effects older patients.
Chinese medicine characterizes Trigeminal Neuralgia as pain caused by external invasion of cold, wind, or heat that attack the face causing a blockage of qi and blood. Whenever there is a blockage there is impaired blood flow to the nerves and tissue of the face causing pain.
Acupuncture helps with facial pain relief by removing these blockages by activating acupoints related to the effected areas of the face. This activation helps to bring in more qi and blood and thus, reducing facial pain and numbness.
We also recommend protecting your face from exposure to cold wind from being outside in winter or under the AC vent in the office as well as extreme heat in summer.
Get rid of leftovers
The holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to let go. Toss the leftovers, they most likely aren’t the healthiest dishes and it’s time to start fresh.
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We’ve always the heard the saying to enjoy everything in moderation, and that is definitely true when it comes to holiday foods. Don’t try to deprive yourself during the holidays, it most likely won’t go over well. Having an extra holiday treat here and there won’t kill you. You’re allowed to indulge a bit, just keep portions small when it comes to holiday desserts and make sure you limit how often you eat them. Going the whole season without any treats is cruel and will most likely end in binging later, so have your guilty pleasures, just keep them in moderation. continue reading