Did you know that there are over 200 acupoints in the ear? While this little organ may seem like a strange candidate
While acupuncture for pain is often referred to as an effective treatment, the scope of conditions treated is immense. Below is a brief description of the most common complaints seen at River City Wellness.
The picture to the left was taken during a cupping session and is a typical treatment for upper back tension, allergies/cough, or dispelling the common cold.
Acupuncture for pain is an effective treatment for almost all syndromes. Treatment can dramatically reduce inflammation, create better range of motion in joints, eliminate spasms, relax tension or tightness, improve circulation thus overall decreasing the pain. Common conditions include arthritis, spinal problems, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, nerve pain, sciatica, diabetic neuropathy, sprains or strains, sports related injuries and any achy sore pain that ails you.
Thanks to the Ohio Valley, there is no shortage of red itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing or chronic sinus congestion in Louisville. Many allergy sufferers find their way into my clinic seeking relief from all the annoying symptoms our climate brings. The treatment depends on your current physical condition with the most influential time to receive treatment being during a non flare up. Other respiratory conditions treated are cough, asthma, bronchitis, cold/flu, sinusitis, smoking cessation and ear infections.
Caused by a myriad of issues, fatigue is a common complaint these days. Having the energy to sustain our busy lives is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life. Typically fatigue is a symptom of something greater going on within the body so the treatment is focused on discovering why you have low energy and supporting that condition. Thyroid conditions, adrenal fatigue, stress, chronic illness and insomnia can be the cause of fatigue and can be treated through treatment.
Nothing is more distracting in life than pain within the head. The pain, throbbing and pressure make focus and concentration difficult, limiting daily activities and creating struggles at work. There is a high success rate of treating headaches or migraines with acupuncture for pain resulting in a reduction of intensity and frequency that is associated. Treatment is effective and extremely rewarding.
Let’s face it, our culture and environment create daily stress in our lives and sadly the effects on our body is immense. When left unchecked, stress can cause hypertension, headaches, ulcers, depression, anxiety, poor eating habits, weight gain, insomnia and much more. While stress initiates the sympathetic nervous system, acupuncture elicits the parasympathetic nervous system combatting the daily effects stress has on the body.
We can’t grow big and strong without proper eating and elimination practices. Acupuncture for pain can help alleviate problems within the stomach and intestinal systems including slow metabolism, poor digestion, weight gain, heartburn, gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, upset feelings, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, colitis, and Crohn’s disease.