ACUPUNCTURE

Relieving Pain with Acupuncture

Robert Moffett, Acupuncturist

Experiencing aches and pains? Pain can be thought of as a natural alarm, one that tells you something is wrong. Whether your have experienced an injury, illness, or other circumstances, finding pain relief is crucial to maintaining your work and home routines.

It is unwise to ignore pain, rather than seeking treatment for a nagging back or sore shoulder. In many cases, injuries that are ignored may often get worse, rather than better. If you live in Wilmington, NC or the surrounding areas, Acupuncture Associates may be able to help address the causes of your pain, by decreasing the discomfort you feel, thus letting you get back to the important things life, like spending time with friends and family.

Pain can be thought of as a natural alarm, one that tells you something is wrong.

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New to acupuncture? Some individuals are still in the dark about the value of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is all about energy or Qi. Using Chinese principles that are thousands of years old, your acupuncturist will insert fine sterile needles into strategic points on your body, often associated with specific internal organs. These points are called meridians and can be thought of as pathways within the body. Acupuncture focuses on the creation of balanced Qi or energy flow in these pathways. Think of your meridians as rivers of energy: stress, illness, and other causes block the flow of energy within the body. As a result, acupuncture treatments focus on whole-body wellness.

“It is unwise to ignore pain, rather than seeking treatment for a nagging back or sore shoulder.”

Wondering what an average acupuncture visit to Acupuncture Associates in Wilmington, NC is like? Dr. Robert will first evaluate you, then devise an individualized plan for your pain symptoms. In addition to regular acupuncture treatments, he may suggest complementary therapies to help alleviate pain. These could include modifying your diet, taking natural Chinese herbs, or avoiding stress and other potential pain triggers. Massage, yoga, and tai chi can also complement your acupuncturist’s holistic treatment plan. Additionally, acupuncture can be combined with Western medicines or treatments, like physical therapy, without fear of drug interactions or other side effects.

Don’t ignore that chronic ache: consult a qualified acupuncturist today. Your acupuncturist will help design an individualized treatment for you.

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Robert has over 40 years of experience treating and healing with traditional Chinese medicine. If you're experiencing pain and are in need of relief, schedule your appointment now. Robert will listen to your story, identify problem areas, and construct a treatment plan that will help you find relief.

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