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 have Neuroma on the ball of the bottom of my right foot. When I came in, I had pain walking on my right foot for over two months. After one treatment at Pleasant Wellness, the pain was significantly lessened. After the next two treatments, it was gone.” –– Marilyn, Boston, 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
“After delivering my baby, my lower back always felt tired. But I’m so lucky that I had Dr. Chen to solve this problem.” –– Katie, Weymouth, MA
“My back pain is almost gone and my overall health has improved tremendously. I can bend over, which I could not do before. Dr. Chen is very attentive to her patient’s needs.” –– Fabiola, Boston, MA
“I have had gradual and systemic improvement for my upper and lower back pain. Dr. Chen is a wonderful practitioner of her specialty.” –– Judith, Weymouth, 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
“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
“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
“The treatment was very helpful. My pain is one level down and my sleep is better. I love the community here. The staff is very friendly.” –– Richard, Weymouth, MA