“… there are serious limitations to the Western approach. Perhaps the most serious is the tendency to focus on the site of the symptoms and to ignore their context, which is the whole organism–the person.”
–David Legge D.O. Dip TCM, Author of Close to the Bone: The Treatment of Musculo-skeletal Disorder with Acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We have all been there: we have a chronic injury or pain that won’t simply go away with rest and ice. And it holds us back from our favorite CrossFit workout or yoga class and we become frustrated and irritated with the situation.
Silver Leaf Natural Medicine’s Relationships Manager, Alex, who is also a yoga instructor, is at the end of a 365 days of handstands challenge, and recently felt pain in her left thumb. The usual idea (which can be appropriate and beneficial) is to rest and not do that pose or movement again for awhile. In fact, that’s the advice Alex gives to her students when they ask about injuries–that and, receiving acupuncture. With acupuncture treatments (see pictured thumb!) Alex was able to recover quickly so that she could continue her challenge with ease. She celebrated day 325 yesterday with a handstand in the middle of her hike in Bent Creek with her dog Tomato.
How Does Acupuncture for Pain & Injury Work?
- The needles work with the muscles, meridians, nerves, energy and blood to stimulate movement and recovery.
- It assists in pain and repairs tissue damage from surgery or inflammation from a sprain or break.
- It boosts underlying resources in the body to actively speed up the healing process so you can resume your usual activities.
- It directly treats an injury or area of pain to ease discomfort.
Benefits of Receiving Acupuncture for Pain & Injury:
- You can continue your yoga, Pilates, running, biking or CrossFit practice with ease, strength, and full movement.
- We use acupuncture, moxa, cupping, herbs, oils, and heat so you can recover more actively from chronic, consistent pain.
Want to learn more or schedule an acupuncture appointment with Evan, Lissa or Adam for pain or injury? Call our office at 828.254.0353. We are accepting new patients Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm.