Pain Relief

Pain and Acupuncture Treatments

“You are not going to believe this. After I left your office and was walking to my car, my knee was feeling a little better, but nothing I would call out of the ordinary. About an hour later, WOW!!! It was like I had a new knee. Today I went on a bike ride just over 40 miles with several thousand feet of climbing, and the knee is still in good shape.I appreciate the time you spent with me. Thank you.”


Acupuncture can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of what is causing the pain or where the pain is located. The theory behind acupuncture and Chinese medicine states that there is an energy that flows through the human body. This energy can become obstructed for a variety of different reasons. When this occurs, the obstruction results in pain or discomfort. This is summed up by the well-known Chinese saying: “If there is a pain, there is no free flow; if there is free flow, there is no pain.”

From a more scientific point of view, acupuncture has been shown to trigger the release of endorphins and enkephalins, chemicals with pain-relieving properties. Other theories propose that acupuncture needles jam the neuronal pathways and prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. (Acupuncture, Pinpointing a Natural Pain Relief Option)

Also, see an article reprinted here:

Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee.

Acupuncture and Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture is twice as effective in reducing the side-effects of some treatments.