Pain Management

offered in Pearl River, NY

Pain Management services offered in Pearl River, NY

Reliable research studies show that acupuncture is equal to — or more effective than — traditional pain management techniques and often has longer-lasting results.  At Pearl River Acupuncture, highly skilled acupuncture and herbal medicine specialist Yoonyoung Lee, DACM, LAc, Dipl. OM, offers traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques that restore your body’s natural energy balance and enable you to heal.  Acupuncture can offer fast pain relief, so if you’re suffering, call the Pearl River, New York, office or book your appointment online today.

1. Can acupuncture help with pain management?

Acupuncture treatments use slender needles to improve your body’s energy flow, and it’s a highly effective remedy for pain.  In fact, pain management is the best-known use for acupuncture today. 

At Pearl River Acupuncture, Dr. Lee specializes in acupuncture for pain management.  She has a very high success rate in relieving acute (sudden) and chronic (ongoing) pain using acupuncture techniques. 

Many people who experience pain seek treatments that work faster and more effectively than medication. Acupuncture is a great alternative pain management strategy for people who have pain such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis 
  • Joint pain 
  • Knee pain
  • Cancer-related pain 
  • Pain after surgery 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Tennis elbow
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Gastrointestinal disease pain

Acupuncture can also relieve pain in other acute and chronic conditions, so if you’re struggling with intrusive pain in another area, ask Dr. Lee how acupuncture can help.

2. How does acupuncture work for pain management?

Acupuncture focuses on using extremely fine needles to access points called meridians along your body’s internal “energy highways.”  A vital energy, Qi, flows through these meridians but can become clogged at specific points. The acupuncture needles can restore energy flow and help relieve your pain. 

In addition, acupuncture promotes good blood circulation, which helps injured areas heal faster and, in turn, eases pain. 

Acupuncture also triggers the release of neurotransmitters, your body’s natural feel-good chemicals, to relieve pain and improve your sense of well-being.

3. How long do the effects of acupuncture last for pain management?

In 20 different studies, people with chronic pain conditions (including back pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches) experienced positive acupuncture effects for a full year after their last acupuncture treatment.  So, acupuncture offers remarkably long-lasting effects.  It’s also safe to have maintenance treatments to extend the pain relief benefits even longer. 

4. What treatments complement acupuncture for pain management?

Dr. Lee is an experienced Chinese medicine doctor with specialized skills in cupping, gua sha, tui na, and herbal medicine. These treatments can support your recovery and maximize the pain relief from acupuncture. 

Dr. Lee spends one-on-one time with you to discuss your pain and create a multifaceted treatment plan to give you relief as quickly as possible.  

Call Pearl River Acupuncture or click the online booking feature to make your appointment today.