Do you have neck pain? Are you unable to turn your head from side to side? If not, I can help.
I have a client who came in recently with a neck pain of 10. She had a car accident several months ago and was unable to turn her neck from left to right. She couldn't sleep. She couldn't perform her job properly. She had seen a chiropractor and massage therapist before seeing me.
Some of the therapies I use may be different than your average acupuncturist. I start with diagnostics to see which muscles or nerves are impinged or blocked. When I take the Chinese pulse, I can feel if the radial pulse inhibited by the inflamed nerves and muscles.
I palpate the muscles through the neck then use a myofascial glide to break down some of the scar tissue that is inhibiting the turning of the neck. Next, I use a needle protocol to bring blood flow into the proper areas of the neck. On complex cases, I also use a cupping method to breakdown scar tissue.
When diagnosing these types of injuries, I look at an overall picture. I look at the injury, the emotion and the cause and effect of what is keeping you in pain. I take all of this into consideration when people are stuck in mind/body pain.
I have found that emotion is stored in the myofascial muscles. As the patient relaxes into the treatment, he/she may experience an emotional release as I work with the myofascial tissue. We start to peel back the layers of trauma, like peeling back an onion. The patient may start crying or laughing as he/she releases the trauma of the injury.
It may take several sessions whenever you have an acute, chronic neck pain where you have a car injury or trauma to the neck. I create a custom protocol which includes a variety of techniques and practices that you can do at home to further your healing process.
My recent client went from a pain level of 10 in her neck to level 3-4 in the matter of only 8 treatments. She is able to rotate her neck from side to side without clenching her teeth in pain. Acupuncture is excellent for bringing the body back to homeostasis.
If you or someone you know is experiencing neck pain, call me. I would love to help you move through your pain.