pain relief

Pain management is Dr. Lu’s doctoral degree focus. His comprehensive treatment includes acupuncture, herbs and tuina medical massage. Combining these modalities renders quicker and better results than just using a single modality such as massage, acupuncture or chiropractic treatment. Because pain is usually not caused by muscle or joints or spine problems alone, comprehensive treatment addressing all the problems together is very important.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine play an important role in relieving pain, and gives us a valuable alternative for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted and extensive review of the scientific evidence for acupuncture in 1997. According to the panel, there is clear evidence in support of acupuncture’s efficacy for chronic conditions that benefit from the control of pain and inflammation, enhanced circulation, endocrine and immune function and the reduction of stress.

Acupuncture, along with Chinese herbs and tuina (Chinese medical massage) works with the natural vital energy of the body, called Qi, to promote the body’s ability to heal itself and improve overall functioning. A modern scientific explanation is that needling acupuncture points stimulates the body to produce natural steroids and release endorphins. Steroids decrease inflammation, while endorphins inhibit pain. Chinese herbs have similar function, however they are natural and have fewer `side effects when compared to western drugs. Muscular skeletal pain is usually caused by muscle and joints problems combined, and tuina works effectively to release muscle spasms as well as correct joints and spinal misalignment. So comprehensive treatment of acupuncture, herbs and tuina are the key to treat muscular skeletal pain.

Conditions Dr Lu treats:

  • joint pain
  • arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoidarthritis
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • back pain
  • bulging disc
  • herniated disc diseases
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • hip pain
  • knee and foot pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • myofascial pain,
  • sports/work/auto injuries
  • migraine headache
  • endometriosis
  • menstrual cramps
  • postoperative pain
  • tendonitis

If you are afraid of needles, Dr. Lu has alternative ways such as acupressure, herbs, etc to treat your condition. Pain management is one of Dr. Lu’s doctoral specialties and he has had great success in treating pain syndromes naturally without patients resorting to western drugs or surgery.