Pain

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’s benefits

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 q​i​ 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

Injured athlete recovers

“I had shoulder pain moving my arm into different positions, especially while exercising. Dr. Chen was able to alleviate that pain and restore my full range of motion.” –– John, Norwood, MA
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Gradual and systemic improvement

“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
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Post-delivery recovery

“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
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Toned-down pain & improved sleep

“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
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Car accident recovery

“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
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I experienced ‘Pleasant Wellness’

“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
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Painless after six weeks

“I had acupuncture for a liver condition. After approximately 6 weeks of treatment, I am nearly pain-free.” –– Scott, Norwood, MA
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Less Pain and Fewer Spasms

“I suffer from migraines, back pain, and scoliosis. Dr. Chen is amazing. She helped reduce the pain and spasms. She has a flair for this and loves her job.” –– Kenneth, Somerville, MA
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I can walk the road to recovery

“When I went in I could barely walk. Dr. Chen was very tentative in her treatments and has me on my road to recovery. I am almost pain-free.” –– Kim, Westwood, MA
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