Our acupuncturists reduce pain by stimulating the nerves which send signals from your brain to the rest of your body telling it how to react to pain.
They gently insert tiny, sterile needles just beneath your skin to stimulate these neural pathways and relieve your pain.
Pain management physicians, chiropractors and physical therapists often recommend acupuncture as part of an overall strategy to eliminate or reduce pain, stiffness, and discomfort due to injury or inflammation caused by other health issues.
It’s often used for headaches, trauma-, sports- and exercise-related back, neck and shoulder pain, persistent hip and knee pain, pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, and chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
When to see an acupuncturist
Acupuncture may help when your pain is worsened by persistent inflammation or disruption of the body’s normal neurological responses to pain signals. If you’re experiencing persistent or chronic pain, acupuncture is an option that has helped reduce and even eliminate pain for many patients.
Assessment and treatment
In addition to a review of your medical history and any notes from doctors or surgeons you’ve seen, your acupuncturist will usually listen to your breathing, take your pulse in one or more locations, palpate (touch, in an exploratory fashion) the area where you’re experiencing pain, and review other aspects of your general health.
She’ll then develop a treatment plan that specifies which neural pathways need to be reactivated, based on your specific symptoms and health issues. This plan guides the placement of each needle.
You’ll usually receive your first treatment during your first appointment with the acupuncturist.
How soon will I feel better? Will treatment hurt?
Many patients feel better after the first treatment — others feel better after just a few sessions. Long-term treatment is generally not needed.
Your treatment won’t hurt. Acupuncture needles are tiny — thinner than most human hairs! People often describe feelings of warmth or gentle pressure or tingling during an acupuncture treatment. Many say they feel nothing except relief as these tiny needles are gently inserted.
Our clinic uses ONLY sterile single-use, disposable needles. They are never reused.
How can Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness treat my pain?
Do you already know your diagnosis and the kind of treatment you need?
Just schedule a prompt appointment with the appropriate specialty.
Not sure what’s wrong, how to treat it, or prior therapies haven’t helped?
We offer two options: