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My Approach

I like to provide a gentle approach. I do not subscribe to a “no pain no gain” mentality.

The Body as a City
There’s a metaphor that can be really helpful when thinking about pain. Think of the body as a city, where the highways and streets are blood vessels.

When we have pain, it’s because our blood can’t move properly through the body. This is like a traffic jam, where normally a certain amount of blood could fit and move through a particular area. When we have an injury or inflammation, the volume of blood that can move decreases, just as an accident at an intersection stops the flow of traffic. This stagnation is what causes pain.

In order to deal with the pain, we must get the blood moving again. Acupuncture will address the accident, the site of the injury, but will also work on diverting traffic. We’ll encourage the blood to flow throughout the whole body which decreases the severity of the traffic jam as well, lowering the overall level of pain.

Chronic Pain
I believe that I can help decrease chronic pain and manage it. The longer the pain has been experienced however, the more entrenched it can be. By encouraging blood flow, we are clearing out the old blood cells, decreasing inflammation and therefore decreasing pain. We need more patience if the tissue itself has been altered by long term inflammation, as this can take a longer amount of time to reset and rejuvenate.


  • Pain and Weakness in Neck, Shoulder, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Knees, Legs and Feet
  • Stiffness or Inflammatory conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Backache or Pain
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Localized Traumatic Injuries
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries Due to Auto & Work Related Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Injury from Motor Vehicle Accident
2016-12-03T03:59:36+00:00 Comments Off on Pain Management