Dr. Meaghan Dishman ND, LAc, MSOM
Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor
Licensed Acupuncturist, Registered Yoga Teacher
Dr. Wendy Weintrob ND, MSOM, LAc
Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist

Pain

Physical pain is a common occurrence for many Americans; in fact, a national survey found that more than one-quarter of U.S. adults had recently experienced some sort of pain lasting more than a day.

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. It may be sharp or dull, off-and-on or steady, localized (such as back pain) or all over (such as muscle aches from the flu). Sometimes, pain alerts us to injuries and illnesses that need attention. Although pain usually goes away once the underlying problem is addressed, it can last for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain may be due to an ongoing condition (such as arthritis) or to abnormal activity in pain-sensing regions of the brain, or the cause may not be known.

The use of Acupuncture for Pain

At Glow, we treat pain on an individual basis. Many patients have the option of receiving acupuncture treatments as part of a pain management program. Read more about how we use acupuncture to effectively manage pain here.

The benefits of alternative medicine for pain management

Our philosophy of optimal health includes treating you as a whole person, rather than temporarily alleviating your symptoms. There are fewer adverse effects associated with alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, than with many standard drug treatments (such as anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections) used to manage painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Conditions we treat:

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