Pain is pain, whether it's from a sports injury or smart phone overuse Oriental Medicine can greatly help. Dr. Kara's personal experience with injuries as a competitive figure skater and martial artist gives her great empathy for her patients suffering with pain.
Acupuncture is very effective for acute injuries. The body's response to an acute injury causes tightening, swelling, stiffness, and pain, in Oriental medicine these are called stagnation. These stagnations need to be moved in order for the body to regain optimal health. Acupuncture frees up these blockages and releases the tight muscles and trigger points so the body's energy can flow freely, promoting healing and recovering.
Injuries that are ignored or mistreated over time can become chronic. This can cause a break down of the bodies energy levels and usually lead to worse injuries or additional injuries in surrounding areas. Acupuncture enables the body to heal and build qi (energy) levels, allowing the natural healing systems of the body to maximize recovery.