Pain is the most common reason Americans seeks medical care. Pain relief medications can lead to gastrointestinal complications, liver damage, kidney reactions, heart attack or stroke. Acupuncture is a natural approach to pain relief.

Pain Acupuncture Grand Lake ColoradoAcupuncture can be used for all types of pain, whether chronic or acute, including sports injuries and degenerative joint pain. Chinese medicine theory supposes that energy, or Qi, flows through all cellular tissue, circulating blood and nutrients to every cell while he removing waste material, thus sustaining a healthy body. An impediment to Qi, arising from an injury or genetic deficiency, can result in pain, discomfort, reduced circulation, and reduced range of motion.

Acupuncture supports the healthy flow of Qi, maximizing the body’s ability to repair itself. Acupuncture improves microcirculation, reduces pain and swelling, increases range of motion, relaxes muscles, improves circulation, increases stamina and strength, and shortens recovery time.

All injuries should be properly assessed before beginning acupuncture treatments to rule out mechanical problems such as a fractures or dislocations. Treating pain with acupuncture is more effective if treatment begins sooner rather than later following the onset of pain. Depending on the nature of the pain, it’s common to see improvement within the first three sessions.


Commonly seen Pain and Injuries that typically respond well to acupuncture treatments include:

  • Pulled Muscles
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Low Back Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Knee Pain
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Cramping & Spasms
  • Rotator-cuff Injuries
  • Neck Stiffness/Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation