Most people have knee pain because of injuries, overuse, or as a side-effect of the aging process. In order to heal and/or manage this pain, acupuncturists attempt to restore the proper flow of Qi and Blood. Every part of your body must be reached by the flow of Qi and Blood through the meridians and vessels in order to function properly. One of the most basic and famous maxims in Chinese medicine is this: “Where there is flow, there is no pain. Where there is no flow, there is pain.” That applies to emotions, as well. Many times, people have physical pain just because of emotions or thoughts that their body is not processing.
Studies have shown that acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are great for all kinds of chronic or acute pain. If you have knee pain, stop thinking about it and give it a shot. With regular acupuncture for knee pain, you may be able to avoid costly, potentially dangerous surgeries, as well as medications with negative side-effects. However, if you cannot avoid getting surgery, consider Traditional Chinese Medicine to speed up and fine-tune your healing process to get the most out of your procedure.
What often winds up happening is that a weakness in one of the meridians leaves a person vulnerable to having an injury heal incorrectly or incompletely. Getting regular acupuncture for knee pain (or really any kind of pain) improves nerve communication in that area, increases blood-flow, reduces inflammation, and can even re-write areas of the brain associated with that area. This breaks the chronic pain cycle, turns off the inflammatory response, and allows things to return to a normal state of flow.
In addition to getting acupuncture for knee pain, we also use lots of auxiliary treatment modalities to amplify and extend the effectiveness of treatments, such as: cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, herbal remedies, tui na massage, and meditation. We also advise all of our patients on various other lifestyle modifications they can employ to maximize their results.