If you are seeking acupuncture for pain and you live near Silver Spring MD then you will be pleased to know that just up the road is the Healthpointe Acupuncture Clinic in Rockville. There Lisa Marie Price, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., a acupuncturist certified with the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) helps other pain sufferers find relief.
Lisa Marie obtained her Master’s degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, and also studied Shiatsu and Japanese-style Oriental Medicine at the Ohashi Institute. Other therapies and knowledge she uses to help those in pain includes dietary therapy, Qi Gong and Chinese herbology, in addition to various acupuncture techniques.
Does Acupuncture for Pain Really Help?
According to an April 1, 2013 article published on the Harvard Health Blog, entitled “Acupuncture is Worth a Try for Chronic Pain”, by Daniel Pendick, when accepted methods of treating pain with medication, exercise and physical therapy don’t work, “acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering.”
He uses a report published in Archives of Internal Medicine¸ that the results of almost 30 studies, involving almost 18,000 patients who received real, “sham” or no acupuncture, showed that on the whole “acupuncture relieved pain by about 50%”.
Still Not Convinced?
If you are like so many in the West, you may not be really convinced that your chronic pain might benefit from a visit to an acupuncturist. However, according to David S. Kiefer, MD, University of Arizona Tucson, “even people who are not very open-minded and try it, find they feel good during the treatments.” Not surprisingly, “they are surprised.”
What Kind of Pain Can Benefit from Acupuncture?
All types of pain can benefit from acupuncture, and the list below is not at all inclusive:
- Arthritis pain
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Elbow peripheral pain
- Knee pain
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Muscle pain
- Neck pain
- Post-operative pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
Even if you don’t see your particular pain or condition listed, you should contact Lisa Marie Price, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. at the Healthpointe Acupuncture Clinic and set up a time for a consultation and evaluation. Lisa Marie will conduct a thorough pre-treatment Oriental Medical exam, as well as employing more modern diagnostic techniques including Acugraph electro-meridian imaging.
Finally she’ll discuss your exam results and recommend a treatment plan of acupuncture for pain to bring you relief.