Garden Acupuncture Pain & Fibromyalgia Program
- Individualized Treatment For 3 Months
- 24 Acupuncture Treatments
- 6 Customized Chinese Herbal Formulas
- Gua-Sha, Tui Na, Cupping & Ear Seeds
- Nutritional Support, Information and Education
About Acupuncture for Pain
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture for pain along with nutrition and herbs, have been used successfully for relief for thousands of years. Although the underlying causes of pain can come from many different constitutional imbalances, TCM generally sees pain in two broad categories – excess and deficient type pain. Recent onset acute conditions resulting from any injury, ranging from minor to traumatic, are thought of as an excess, stagnant type pain. This is demonstrated by some of the most common descriptors of pain conditions such as tightness, locked, knotted, stabbing, and stuck. Herbal and acupuncture treatments in these cases will concentrate on moving and releasing the pain. By contrast, chronic pain conditions are often deficient type pain. This type of pain is usually brought on by the wear and tear of life, stress and aging. The symptoms of these conditions are often described as deep, being relieved by heat or massage, numb or tingling. TCM treatments in these cases will focus on nourishing and supporting the body in order to relieve pain.
What Types of Pain Does Garden Acupuncture Treat?
TCM and Acupuncture can treat a very large number of pain conditions. Too many to list! Don’t worry if you don’t see your condition or type of pain listed here. We have 50+ years of combined experience and specialize in treating pain successfully. Feel free to contact us if you have a question about your pain. TCM can be helpful with any sort of pain because it can increase circulation and stimulate production of endorphins, both of which alleviate pain. There are many citations showing the efficacy of TCM for relieving pain which you can read about here and here. Garden Acupuncture has been successful at relieving some of the most problematic conditions such as chronic sciatica and migraines.
- Acute and Chronic Pain from Injury
- Pelvic Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Neck Pain
- Growing Pains
- Nerve Pain
What Should I Expect From a Pain Consult and When Will I Feel Relief?
Consultations will not only go in depth about the the location, onset, and specific qualities of the injury, but also explore any underlying constitutional conditions that may contribute to or be causing the continuance of pain. Changes in the level and quality of pain are typically felt as soon as the first visit and relief continues to build over the course of treatment.
“If there is free flow of qi, there is no pain.”
When Should I Start Treatment For Pain?
The earlier the better. Pain is the clearest and most noticeable warning sign the body gives us that there is something that needs to be addressed. Any pain condition should be treated as early as possible for best results and to prevent further compensatory pain. Many times a simple injury such as “crick in the neck” can be left untreated for days or weeks to “work itself out” over time. Unfortunately, in that time the body compensates with postural or gait changes that can have intense and lasting harmful effects. The best approach is to seek treatment for all injuries and pain conditions as soon as possible. Not only to relieve the immediate and pressing pain but also to support the body as a whole to prevent future issues.
Professional, knowledgeable, kind and covered by insurance. Fibromyalgia pain and stiffness are significantly reduced. Migraine-free for a whole week! Learning about myself, my condition and the foods I eat from the TCM point of view and feeling positive effects on my body. I’ve only just started (3 visits, 2 different people) and I can’t wait for the next session. Cost of feeling better? Priceless.”
“I first started going to Garden Acupuncture about 7 months ago for what I thought was a foot problem. Alex & Lisa promptly and accurately diagnosed that it was really a back problem and started “attacking” it immediately with acupuncture, herbs and cupping. They also referred me to an amazing spine specialist to get a more accurate diagnosis with an MRI because of their belief that some problems can benefit from the mix of both acupuncture and Western medicine.
Turns out that I have 2 herniated discs as Alex thought in our first meeting. Alex & Lisa have worked with my spine doctor to get a better understanding of my issues so they could treat me better. Needless to say, I feel a lot better now. Both emotionally and physically – they’ve been a fantastic support network for my chronic pain. They’re knowledgeable and explain anatomy and the reasoning behind what they’re doing very clearly. And they’re just awesome people to be around, very helpful when suffering from chronic pain!” – Martha
“I have been using acupuncture to treat a wide variety of my aches and pains, but recently after moving home to Brooklyn, NY I was stuck having to find a new acupuncturist. After looking on several sites I thought I would try Garden Acupuncture and I could not be happier! I started to see them after my German Shepard pulled on his leash and I slipped and fell on my right knee. Both Lisa and Alex have offered an extreme amount of information, support, and guidance and after 4 treatments I was able to comfortably navigate by beloved Brooklyn without any more pain. I would definitely recommend Garden Acupuncture to anyone needing pain relief.” –Ida