Neck pain is fairly common, especially if your job requires you to sit at a desk for long periods of time.
That’s because your neck is one of the most flexible—and delicate—parts of your body. And throughout the day many of us put stress on our neck without even realizing it. This can often lead to getting a “stiff neck” making it painful to turn your head or sleep comfortably.
So if you suffer from neck pain, whether it is occasional or chronic, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may just provide the relief you’re looking for…
How acupuncture helps
Acupuncture and TCM take a holistic approach to your health.
This means that before any treatment plan begins it’s important to identify the cause(s) of your specific neck pain. Once this is done small needles are inserted into your skin to reduce or eliminate pain and improve mobility in your neck.
In TCM, Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital energy that animates your body and protects it from illness.
It flows through pathways called meridians, and this energy nourishes all of your body’s organs, muscles and cells. When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi physical symptoms, such as pain, may result.
Along with acupuncture your treatment plan may include acupressure or neck massage as well, depending on your unique issues and symptoms. I may also recommend herbs, changes in diet, stretches and other exercises to work in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.
That’s because the goal is not just to treat the specific symptoms of your neck pain, but to prevent future occurrences as well.
It’s important to know that acupuncture is a safe and natural way to treat pain without unwanted side effects, unlike many of the medications prescribed today. And by working together you’ll be on your way to a healthier, pain-free future before you know it.
Schedule your appointment today
If you have questions about how acupuncture can help you, or you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, please call me (Marnie) at 503-282-5666.
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