Pain is the great motivator, and people in pain want to get out of pain. I try to have as many tools in my belt to help people since not all pain is created equally. I take the time to properly determine the source and then target that in our treatment.
Your issue might not be pain though. It might be digestive issues, nerve issues, swelling, limited range of motion, general tightness, or some other body issue. Moving energy can help, but a lot of times the body needs its own attention and work.
Some of the time, when needling for pain, I will use Trigger Point Acupuncture. Trigger points are muscle knots that occur in predictable areas causing predictable pain patterns. One needle can sometimes make these pains go away quickly. I will not use trigger points if I don’t think they are appropriate. The other techniques are spelled out in the subheadings on the home page. Gua Sha and Cupping will also be two common techniques but are usually used more often for chronic pain.
With chronic body issues, many of the other techniques will be appropriate. There might be trigger points or chronic fluid congestion, but it could also be fascial tissue restriction, a toxic build-up, or a myriad of other reasons. The goal is to find what your body best responds to and help it get back to a state of balance.
For more information on Conshohocken Acupuncture or Lafayette Hill Acupuncture therapies and services please call (610) 825-5282 or contact us.