Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC
At our Triangle acupuncture clinic in Eastowne Hills of Chapel Hill, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay uses acupuncture to effectively treat many patients with hip pain. Though hip pain may arise from several different conditions and issues, acupuncture treatment at our office provides relief in several important ways. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed acupuncturist, certified with the NCCAOM, as well as a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. She understands the gentle and supportive work required to bring balance to the whole body in helping patients with hip pain and has helped many Triangle residents with hip, leg and back pain since 1995 get the services they need.
Located in the central region of the body, many things impact the hip. Hip pain can occur when there is direct injury to the hip itself, such as a fall. Alternately, problems in the kinetic chain from the hip to the foot will likely affect the hip. For example, foot pain such as plantar fasciitis will affect gait and the hip, eventually. Arthritic pain in the knee will also affect movement and balance, eventually affecting the hip, as well. Shoulder tension can create or worsen problems in the sacrum and iliac bones of the hip, as can other issues of postural distortion such as anterior head carriage and lordosis. Dr. Oskardmay recognizes the connectedness of the whole body and uses acupuncture and other therapies to restore balance and reduce pain.
What is Acupuncture Therapy?
Acupuncture is an ancient healing science which strives to influence the flow of healing energy or qi along meridians in the body. The main meridians coursing the hip are the water, wood and earth meridians along the back, sides and front of the body, respectively. Stagnation in these channels may feel like a muscle spasm in the thigh, leg or glut. Alternately, stuck qi flow may present as ligament inflammation and swelling in the foot, knee or hip itself. Using hands on palpation and detailed patient observation and history taking, Dr. Lisa strives to understand the source of the problem and attend to that to support lasting relief.
Treatment using acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into acupoints to break up impaired movement and restore balanced qi flow. Additionally, Dr. Lisa utilizes massage, heat and cold, electrostimulation and mobilization to effect healing wherever needed along the kinetic chain causing hip pain. She frequently recommends specific exercises and other activities for patients to do at home to maintain healing between visits.
If you or a loved one is suffering from hip pain, call us (919) 929-1400 or visit our website acudocnc.com to learn more and visit our office.