Acupuncture for pain relief
If you are struggling with pain, acupuncture is one of the most natural and non-invasive ways to relieve it. It has a growing number of scientifically proven results. Acupuncture is personalized, safe, and effective, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free life.
The problem of pain
In our stressful world, many people have chronic pain. Whether it is in your back, joints, or elsewhere, pain stops us from enjoying life to the fullest. This frustrating problem often leads to other issues. Pain makes it hard to exercise and do certain activities. And as time goes on, the body’s health deteriorates. Not coincidentally, chronic pain has even been linked to depression. Even worse, the most effective pain-killing drugs are addictive and dangerous opioids. Chronic pain is a complex problem that can cause undue mental suffering.
Acupuncture is a highly effective, natural way to relieve pain. In a clinical study with over 18,000 participants, acupuncture outperformed no treatment at all. According to Chinese medicine, acupuncture works by affecting the flow of qi in the body. Using needles in specific acupoints alters the body’s chemicals and alleviates pain.
How we help
When you arrive at an appointment, the doctor will ask about your pain, symptoms, and medical history. She will then perform a full-body exam: checking your tongue, pulse, and points of concern. This is to help personalize your treatment. The doctor typically inserts four to ten hair-thin needles, around half an inch deep. The needles are left in place for 10 to 30 minutes while you rest. A normal treatment regime includes 16 weekly sessions.
Patients we’ve helped with pain
“I have left shoulder pain which limits my movement. After seeing Dr. Chen, I have improved range and flexibility. She is very knowledgeable and professional in my care.” –– Deanna, Westwood, MA
“I had a shoulder and neck injury due to a car accident. After my treatment, I immediately felt less pain. Dr. Chen is amazing with her knowledge and the care she gives to her patients.” –– Edra, Boston, MA
“I work on my feet for very long hours, five days a week. I have been feeling tired and weak and sprained my back. After the treatment, I felt like a new person.”
“I received both a massage and acupuncture. I left feeling relaxed and much better. Dr. Chen was patient, caring, gentle, attentive, and very knowledgeable.” –– Jan, Minneapolis, MN
“My headaches have been relieved. My back and neck feel much better after treatment. Dr. Chen and staff always do their best to make you feel comfortable.” –– Christy, Norwood, MA
“After treatments with Dr. Chen I experienced about a 60% decrease in pain on my left shoulder and a 95% decrease in my arthritic toe pain. This has allowed me to sleep all right now, a wonderful improvement!” –– Zayra, Boston, MA
“After two sessions with Dr. Chen, I have a tremendous increase in mobility and a decrease in pain. I am finally on the road to recovery.” –– Heather, Boston, MA
“I just completed my first half-marathon at age 65. This wouldn’t have been possible without Dr. Chen’s help.” –– Jack, Westwood, MA
“I have artificial joint pain and a right tendon sprain. I feel restless and painful. After repeated sessions of Dr. Chen’s careful and focused acupuncture, cupping, massage, and Tuina, the situation has improved a lot.” –– Hui, Arlington, MA
“Dr. Chen has been treating me with acupuncture (including electro-acupuncture), massage, and cupping which has helped relieve my lower back pain. Dr. Chen is a good listener and is truly concerned with your well-being.” –– Mary, Norwood, MA