Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC
Acupuncture can provide relief from knee pain on many levels and can be your first choice for healing from this painful condition. A licensed acupuncturist with over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Oskardmay uses acupuncture treatment to help patients suffering from knee pain and other conditions.
Acupuncture meridian or channel theory recognizes that there are many possible causes and presentations of knee pain; examination by Dr. Oskardmay will ensure the diagnosis and treatment fit your unique needs. Following examination of the knee and connected parts, she will look at your tongue and take your pulses at both wrists to get a full picture and make an evaluation of which channels need help to restore your knee health. Channels, which have names such as: water, wood, earth, metal and fire, course the whole body like lines on a map. Used for centuries to diagnose and treat disease, channels can get blocked resulting in disease. Acupuncture works to unblock these channels, often with unparalleled success.
Diagnosing and Treating Knee Pain with Acupuncture
Dr. Oskardmay will pay attention to the words you use to describe your pain- does your knee ache? Is the pain sharp? Dull? Does it radiate? Where? Is the pain worse at certain times of day? What makes the pain better or worse? Does your knee or connected areas feel hot? Cold? Tingling? What emotions do you have regarding the knee pain- fear? Anger? Grief? Do any foods make the knee pain worse? Is there swelling around the knee or surrounding areas? Does the knee pain make you tired? Frustrated? All of these considerations reveal channel pathology that needs attention. Palpation and observation of the areas and channels will reveal more information that Dr. Oskardmay will compile into a diagnosis and treatment plan.
The knee is coursed by several channels: the water channel on the back, earth channel on the outside, wood channel on the inside. Blockage in any of these tendinomuscular channels due to an influx of cold, heat or injury can result in knee pain. Treatment to reduce blockage and restore healing energy (qi) movement through the channels is helpful to heal the knee as well as the connected leg, calf, hip, ankle, and foot. Acupuncture treatment at Acupractic Natural Healing Center and Acupuncture at Eastowne LLC, in Chapel Hill, NC will involve the insertion of acupuncture needles into acupoints along the channels to stimulate qi movement. Points near the painful knee, or on connected channels nearby or distant can be used depending on your unique presentation and comfort.
In addition to acupuncture needles insertion, Dr. Oskardmay might use additional therapies to promote healing and restore balance. These additional therapies might include gua sha (deep tissue channel massage), trigger point massage, cupping massage, application of hot and or cold with essential oils, and others. Also a licensed chiropractic physician, Dr. Oskardmay can provide chiropractic spinal care for knee pain, as well.
Acupuncture for knee pain will help you on many levels and help to keep knee pain from getting worse. Call our office today to schedule an appointment: 919-929-1400, or go online to schedule 24 hours a day: acudocnc.com.