Pain can drive you inward and limit your day to day life and activities. It can create avoidance, fear, and narrow your world with its persistence. At Source Healing, we work with your to treat your physical pain, and when appropriate, partner with you to shift psychological and emotional factors that might be affecting how your body feels.
Source Healing offers acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and various types of massage and neuromuscular + structural integration bodywork to treat pain. Our practitioners are adept at treating a wide range of pains in the body, leading to a better quality of life and more ease in everyday activities.
We treat a wide range of pain-related conditions including but not limited to:
CHRONIC PAIN OR TENSION
FOOT AND HAND PAIN
STIFFNESS, TINGLING, NUMBNESS
We strive to not only treat the symptom of pain but also address the underlying constitutional and structural imbalances for long term well-being. When appropriate, our acupuncturists and bodyworkers work in collaboration to bring both perspectives and approaches to create the most effective individualized action plan to address your pain on systemic and root levels. Many of our current patients will alternate between acupuncture and bodywork treatments and find that the combination of multiple therapies if the most effective.
THE SOURCE METHOD
Our acupuncturists approach treatments with our own method: The Source Method. It is rooted in an evidence-based Chinese medicine approach that includes a blend of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, nutritional guidelines, along with intuitive energetic guidance and mindset training to bring your body into better balance. There is an understanding that the physical and emotional body work in partnership. For example, muscles will hold tension in response to a mind at stress. It is said that a person experiencing chronic pain for three months has a nervous system in a heightened response altering brain chemistry. Pain becomes a part of who you are.
Research has shown that acupuncture calms the areas of the brain associated with pain, stimulates parts of the nervous system associated with rest and recovery, increases blood flow to the treated area, and reduces inflammation. In our acupuncture sessions, we also guide and empower you with mindset tools to heighten your stress resilience empowering you on your healing journey ultimately heightening your quality of life. The mind-body connection is an integral part of the treatments.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN
There have been many studies proving acupuncture’s effectiveness on various types of pain from low back, knee and neck pain, from
C-section recovery to cancer pain relief to migraines, among others. It is worth noting that the studies use the same acupuncture point prescriptions on each person, while the beauty of Chinese medicine is that treatments are customized based on a person’s unique patterns and imbalances meaning acupuncture is likely even more effective than the studies show. Acupuncture’s credibility has grown as Western medicine has sought alternatives to pain killers due to our nation’s opioid crisis.
"As an avid runner, I was plagued by pain in my left hip and leg, probably due to overuse. That coupled with the fact that my job is very sedentary caused much discomfort during the day. Regular massages were a temporary solution to a chronic problem. Deciding to try acupuncture was one of the best things I have done in terms of tending to my overall health and well being. My pain has been reduced by at least 90% and I feel great." - B.C.