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 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
“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 had acupuncture for a liver condition. After approximately 6 weeks of treatment, I am nearly pain-free.” –– Scott, Norwood, MA
“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
“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 am a basketball player, which means I get injured all of the time. I hate needles, but Dr. Chen is very gentle, patient, and professional.” –– Anran, Belmont, 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 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
“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 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