Acupuncture for Pain Relief in Hakim Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic Santa Cruz

How Does Acupuncture Work for Pain Relief?

  • Acupuncture releases pain-killing endorphins which also play a substantial role in maintaining serotonin and hormonal levels. This may be why Acupuncture benefits back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, stress disorders and soft tissue injuries.
  • Acupuncture breaks the cycle of muscle spasms encountered with severe and/or chronic muscle pain. Cervical pinched nerves, whiplash and sciatica respond well to Acupuncture.
  • Increased circulation and healing allows Acupuncture to work well for repetitive stress injuries such as carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Wrist Tendinitis radiating to the neck.
  • Post surgical treatment of elbows, knees and back assists in the healing process. Acupuncture decreases the scar tissue by increasing the blood flow to the area.

What Conditions benefit from Acupuncture?

Pain relief is the most common condition people seek Acupuncture. According to NIH (National Institute of Health) there are 40 or more conditions benefit from Acupuncture. Pain relief through Acupuncture is an ancient healing art, have been practiced for thousands of years in China and other parts of Asia.

Conditions such as sport injury, neck pain, shoulder pain, headache, fibromyalgia, knee pain, low back pain, arthritis, sciatica, leg pain, phantom pain, carpal tunnel syndrome & tendinitis, tennis elbow & many more disorder can benefit from acupuncture, electro acupuncture, moxibustion, tui na, gua sha and acupressure.

How Many Treatment Do I need?

The number and frequency of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Some symptoms are relieved after first treatment, while others may take four to ten treatments to be relieved. Your body’s chemistry, your particular problem, and the length of time that you have been sick will all play a part in this. To simply maintain good health, you may come in for “tune up” when the seasons change or monthly if you have a tendency towards health problems.

For further question and concern call our office for free consultation or fill out contact form.
(831) 426-5002    Dr. Katayoon Hakim