Chronic Pain

In blending the time-tested science of acupuncture with innovative medical solutions like electro-acupuncture and microcurrent, we are able to treat pain due to many different origins and provide long-term relief to chronic pain.

Acute & Chronic Pain Management

For many people, living with pain is a part of everyday life, whether it is temporary pain, such as a strain, or a more chronic pain, such as migraines, neck pain, or back pain. Pain is exhausting and negatively impacts your quality of life. Unfortunately, the help we receive when we visit our doctor often fails to get to the root of the problem. What happens when you have exhausted all treatment options, you have undergone surgery, you have tried pain medication, and you are STILL in pain?
We approach the treatment of pain in an entirely different way!

We recognize that there are many different types of pain we experience and for many different reasons. Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnoses pain as the non-free flow of qi and blood. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response.

Western science has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the brain, nervous and endocrine systems, and connective tissue. Along the locations of the channels and points there is an abundance of blood vessels, nerve, and lymph tissue. Biological responses that occur during an acupuncture treatment include the release of endorphins, hormones, serotonin, and anti-inflammatory agents to help the body heal, retore function, and resolve pain.

Treatment Details

In our treatments we commonly use modalities to treat pain such as dry needling, motor point and trigger point acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, and microcurrent. Injuries or repetitive use of muscles can cause contraction and shortening of the muscle which over time accumulates and puts strain on tendons and joints causing pain and dysfunction. The goal is to correct this imbalance by resetting contracted muscles to restore joints to their normal function, reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, reduce pain, and restore normal movement patterns.
Chronic Low Back Pain - Lockport Acupuncture

Treatment Frequency

Acupuncture is a process, not a procedure. We do not know how your body will respond until we try a few sessions. Most people will require a series of at least 10 treatments at a frequency of 1 – 2 times per week to help resolve acute health issues. Chronic health issues may take longer, often 20 – 50 treatments over the course of 2 – 6 months.

Painful conditions that we treat:

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • TMJD & Jaw pain
  • Neck & Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain & Sciatica
  • Elbow pain (lateral and medial epicondylitis)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Foot pain & Plantar Fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle & Tendon strain
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteo-Arthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pelvic Floor pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Whiplash