Acupuncture for Pain Management and Trauma
In USA acupuncture is most known for the treatment of acute or chronic pain. And it is well deserved!
How is this almost magical effect possible?
When an acupuncture needle penetrates the skin, substance P, our body's own natural painkiller is released. Substance P attracts steroids and stimulates an inflammatory cascade, increasing blood circulation in the affected area and naturally addressing the inflammation, caused by disease or trauma.
A vast body of research has demonstrated that patients with acute pain respond well to acupuncture treatment with approximately 10-15 treatments per course.
Acupuncture and chronic pain & trauma
Chronic conditions require quite a few courses of treatment, but also insure a significant improvement in symptoms. Patients who have taken analgesics before acupuncture therapy were able to either discontinue them completely, or reduce their doses dramatically.
If you have experienced trauma and pain from an accident, please note that research also supports the use of acupuncture for after-treatment of accident patients.
Acupuncture presents a valuable therapeutic option – resulting in reduced pain, decreased edema, and an increased range of motion. In my practice it has helped many with long standing complaints following accidents.
Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions including:
- Ankle pain
- Bell’s palsy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Facial pain and paralysis
- Facial spasm
- Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Gouty arthritis
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neck pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Periarthritis of the shoulder
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
- Post-operative pain
- Radicular pain syndrome
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spine pain, acute and chronic
- Sprain (muscle)
- Strain (ligaments)
- Stroke and sequella
- TMJ syndrome
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Ulnar, radial nerve palsy
- Vertigo, dizziness
What Patients Are Saying...
“ I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kelly and often ask her to commute to Ventura County so we can continue to work on our cases together. She is an excellent healer and will be a true asset for any organization.”
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“I am currently being treated by Dr. Kelly after a car accident. She is simply a blessing!”
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“ To be honest, I don’t like needles, but I still go, because she really helped me.”
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"Over the years I have sent many of my patients to Dr. Kelly and worked closely with her functional medicine and acupuncture practice…Dr. Kelly is well respected by her colleagues and loved by her patients. She goes above and beyond to help her patients to live happy and healthy life…on a personal note, I don’t believe there is more skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable doctor of Chinese Medicine with such a solid base of Western Medicine."
“Dr. Ata Kelly is very gentle, highly knowledgeable, intuitive, thoughtful & non-judgmental. She has a caring heart, amazing energy, solid clinical skills and a full understanding and appreciation of the energetic system of the human being. You would never leave her office without feeling better, more relaxed, refreshed and grounded. Dr. Ata truly believes that healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels is in fact possible.”
- “I recommend her to everybody because I trust her. She has a gentle, holistic approach to health care. She treats problems, not symptoms.”
- “I was in pain for 6 years. Only few visits and I am a human again. I can’t believe it is possible.”
- “Dr. Kelly is a wealth of knowledge. Western or eastern medicine, nutrition, herbs, healthy cooking, growing a garden, psychotherapy and spirituality - she can help with her advice.”