If you have suffered on injury, want to avoid surgery or would like to speed your recovery from a necessary surgery, acupuncture can help. Usually, an individualized treatment protocols that combines acupuncture, exercises, massage and nutrition that maximizes your healing potential for a wide variety of condition and syndromes including but not limited to:
- Post-surgical syndrome
- Auto accident injuries
- Work related injuries
- Sport injuries
- Orthopedic surgeries
Injuries occurring from sport, work and auto accidents and surgical interventions are due to trauma or overuse syndromes involving the musculoskeletal system and its soft tissues. Trauma to these soft tissues, including ligaments, tendons and muscles are generally the result from falls, sprains /strains, collision, compressions crushing and disruptions of the healing processes due to inflammation.
How Acupuncture Works
From a Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) perspective, trauma disrupts energetic homeostasis and can cause both short- and long-term imbalances. Pain and dysfunction result from a blockage of energy (QI) and blood flow. TCM therapies function to remove these blockages.
From a western perspective, TCM therapies decrease pain, Inflammation, promote healing and regulate the immune and endocrine systems. It should be remembered that the rehabilitation of the injured is both physical and psychological. The physiological impacts of injury and surgery are similar. Both are traumas which can lead to pain. Inflammation, swelling, digestive disorders and emotional changes. Many surgical patients suffer from pre operation anxiety and post operative pain, inflammation, nausea, constipation, vomiting, headache and fatigue.
Post-surgical pain syndromes and addictions to prescribed pain medications are also a contributing factor in physicians/ surgeons making referrals to acupuncture.
Positive Outcomes of Acupuncture in an Injury Rehabilitation & Postoperative Pain Program
- Pain management
- Decrease inflammation
- Decrease in pre operative anxiety
- Reduction of inflammation and swelling
- Regulation of digestive function
- Reduction of need to medication
- Reduction of scar tissue
- Decreased healing time
- Increased rates of full recovery
If you need acupuncture services, chiropractic adjustment, or nutritional plans to lose weight, call our center and talk to Dr. Shoar to help you. We serve near you in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Calabasas, and more.