Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment For The Relief Of Pain & Arthritis Through Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a time tested, safe and effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain. Whether you have a fresh injury or have been dealing with pain for decades, acupuncture can help.

At Balance Acupuncture & Natural Medicine are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care. We combine the best that this ancient medicine has to offer with modern approaches that are backed by the latest scientific research.

Our team of highly skilled practitioners has trained extensively in both contemporary and traditional acupuncture techniques for pain relief and pain management.

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 210-479-3900 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Why is acupuncture so extraordinarily effective in the treatment of pain and arthritis?

1. Increases blood flow:

All of the things that your body needs to heal (oxygen, natural pain killers, anti-inflammatories, hormones) are contained within your blood. If the flow of blood is impeded your body may not be able to fully access the areas where they are needed. In Chinese medicine, we consider lack of circulation to be one of the main causes of disease due to it’s major impact on the body’s ability to communicate. It has been shown in research to increase blood flow and the dilation of capillaries, blood vessels and arteries throughout your body.

2. Stimulates your body’s built in healing mechanisms:

When an acupuncture needle is inserted into a painful or tight area of your body, we are essentially re-injuring the tissue. The healing mechanisms of your body are called in to heal the new injury and during the process clean up some of the old injury as well.

 3. Reduces both the intensity and perception of your pain:

Acupuncture impacts your brain in a way that results in a reduction of your perception of pain. In fact, a recent study using functional MRI imaging showed that it had a dampening effect on not only your perception of pain but your expectation of it as well.

 4. Relaxes shortened muscles:

The stimulation from the needle causes muscles to relax and lengthen thereby taking pressure off of your joints and relaxing muscle spasms.

 5. Releases natural painkillers:

Research has shown that the release of substances such as endorphins, norepinephrine and enkephalin is stimulated through acupuncture treatment. Some of these biochemicals are 10 – 200 times as powerful as morphine.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 210-479-3900 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Our unique blend of natural therapies works for all types of

pain and arthritis, including:

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Sciatica

Sciatica

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fascitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How does acupuncture help with pain?

The are many mechanisms through which acupuncture helps with pain. In short, it helps to increase blood flow to the affected tissues, reduces inflammation, relaxes tight muscles and promotes the release of natural painkillers.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Most people are surprised and relieved to learn that acupuncture needles are extremely thin and completely unlike the hypodermic needles that they have experienced at their doctor’s office.

Acupuncturists can attain a high level of skill in gently placing these tiny needles and often the insertion is barely perceptible. Once the needle is inserted there may be a mild sensation of heaviness, achiness or tingling in the area of insertion. This is normal and therapeutically beneficial.

Will I have to keep coming forever?

The majority of our patients do not need long term maintenance. Once your pain has resolved and we ensure that your results are stable we release you from care. Many patients choose to come in for regular visits even after their main complaint has resolved because they notice that they feel and function better when they receive regular acupuncture treatments.

Our goal is to get you feeling better fast. We want you to be so happy with our care you will tell all of your friends and family about us.

How long does it take to see results?

Generally our treatments require several visits to obtain stable, long lasting relief from pain. That being said, many patients begin to feel significant improvement in their symptoms within the first 2-3 visits.

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