Pain Relief

Pain Relief

Have you found yourself in unrelenting pain, wondering if it will ever go away? Relief is possible with the help of Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine.

How Will Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Help Me?

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At Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine (EAIM), we firmly believe no one should live with constant, recurring and/or sharp pain. 

Pain is unique for every individual, yet so many patients are given a standard, “one size fits all” medicinal treatment. Acupuncture provides a completely customized treatment plan to alleviate and prevent pain.

Acupuncture is an extremely effective form of pain management, even if the pain is severe, even if it has resisted other treatments and even if it has continued for a long time. There is hope for you to enjoy a higher quality of life, and it begins with a safe and effective acupuncture therapy.


Make an appointment today.

Take the first step toward pain relief by contacting Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine.


How Will Acupuncture Alleviate My Pain?

Pain is typically classified as either chronic or acute. Chronic pain is continuous or recurring, whereas acute is severe pain that doesn’t last a long period of time.

Acute Pain

Acute pain acts as an indication that your body is injured in some way. One example of this would be the pain of a broken bone. Acupuncture has been shown to speed up the healing process of injuries, reduce inflammation and swelling and provide relief of acute pain. The best course for this pain would be frequent treatments over a short period of time during the healing process.

In addition to injuries caused by trauma, patients may suffer acute pain due to overuse. Some examples are:

  • Bartenders and baristas with wrist pain

  • Construction workers with back pain

  • Grocery workers with foot pain

  • Teachers with headaches

  • Woodworkers with finger or back pain

  • Tennis players with elbow pain

The acute pain would dissipate for these people if they were able to leave their jobs or if they gave up their hobbies; however, when this isn’t an option, acupuncture courses help them maintain their bodies to keep up with these demands. Thus, this situation creates the need for ongoing pain treatment so long as the patient remains in that job.

Acute pain may also result from sports, either caused by injury or excessive wear from overuse. A full orthopedic assessment allows us to determine where to treat trigger points and motor points for athletes and active people who are experiencing pain.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is far more complicated than acute pain. Considered a distinct neurological condition, chronic pain is grossly misunderstood and sometimes scorned. The medical field largely remains stumped in regard to why it occurs, as it is often impossible to diagnose a specific reason for a patient’s chronic pain. Frustration is a common emotion for chronic pain sufferers when they are told, “nothing is wrong” although they experience perpetual pain. Even though one in five people deals with chronic pain, healthcare professionals often have little recourse to offer sufferers other than prescription drugs, which may carry harmful side effects.

According to the World Health Organization1, acupuncture has similar pain management abilities as morphine, but does not carry the risk of dependency. This makes acupuncture of particular value to patients who have struggled with chemical dependency.

Another merit of acupuncture for chronic pain relief is the reason for the pain doesn’t need to be identified in order for an acupuncturist to begin treating it. Also, acupuncture not only focuses on pain management but also carries fringe benefits such as stress relief, improved sleep, mood elevation and increased energy.

Acupuncture may be part of a successful pain management system. Most often acupuncture is used to treat chronic pain in conjunction with medicine and/or lifestyle factors such as counseling, diet, exercise, massage, meditation, physical therapy and yoga.

Make an Appointment

If you or someone you know has suffered significant or continuous pain, make an appointment to see how the knowledgeable staff of Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine can remedy this. You deserve health and happiness, and we can help you achieve it in abundance.

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About Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine practitioner Minerva Henson assists her patients with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. As an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, her role is to restore the body’s natural harmony, as well as educate and encourage patients.

If conventional methods have failed to deliver the well being you deserve, acupuncture may be the best course for you. Come try it under the care of Minerva in the safe setting of Eastside Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. EAIM is located in Kirkland, Washington.

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