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Acupuncture for chronic pain

I see many patients who come to acupuncture as a last resort to fix their chronic pain.  Below is an excerpt from one of the most revered Chinese medical texts.  In the text, it is talking about treating chronic pain with acupuncture, even longstanding issues.  Does this mean you can expect to be healed from all your chronic pain with acupuncture therapy, no? But for many who come in wanting to use acupuncture for chronic pain, acupuncture can provide real relief*. If I cannot get rid of your issue, the goal will be pain relief. I will try to provide you with the most pain relief possible with maintenance acupuncture stretched out as long as we can between treatments while still maintaining your pain relief.

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My interpretation for the non-acupuncturist:

When the body’s faced with illness and disease, it is as if there is a thorn or blockage. No matter how long the body has been fighting to correct these issues, there is hope. Anyone who says there is no way of treating chronic illness is wrong.  The acupuncturist’s job is to look for the underlying cause of these issues. Then work can then be done to correct the issues and get the body working again. It does not matter how long you have struggled; it can be treated.  Those that say this is not true have not developed enough skills.

– Inner Classic, Divine Pivot, Chapter 1 also called the Ling Shu circa 300 BC

At Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center you will get more than a typical acupuncture treatment. Our style of acupuncture enhances the effects of needling by combining it with tuina massage, stretching and orthopedic movements to give you quicker and more effective results.

Our goal since 2010 has been to provide acupuncture in Raleigh, NC and its surrounding areas with the highest quality healthcare and compassionate patient-focused services. In addition to the completion of a 4-year graduate program, we maintain a strong commitment to continuing education and ongoing research which ensures that we have the resources to provide you with exceptional, results-oriented acupuncture treatments.

If you keep doing exactly what you’ve been doing is your issue going to stay the same or worsen? Do something different and schedule your first appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. We pride ourselves on personalized treatments to get you results quickly so you can get back to enjoying life and doing the things you love.

Call (919) 260-4104 now, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions and get you booked for an appointment.


* Acupuncture for chronic painAndrew J. Vickers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA;

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