** LOCATED NEAR MAYO CLINIC **
A Way of Life Acupuncture uses a natural, drug-free, surgery-free, effective and proven method of pain relief. If you are a pain sufferer, you may well be experiencing the debilitating effects that limit your productivity or ability to work, hinder decision making, interrupt sleep, hinder relational activities, and affect your personality. If you have learned to live with your pain, suffered an injury, want to avoid surgery, or would like to speed your recovery from a necessary surgery, Christine Yastrzemski, A.P., can help. Research shows that acupuncture can be helpful for back pain, sciatica, knee pain, migraines, acute/chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and carpel tunnel. Each treatment consists of a combination of modalities, including acupuncture and herbal medicine, that maximize your healing potential for a wide variety of conditions and syndromes including, but not limited to:
Injuries occurring from sports, work or auto accidents and surgical interventions are due to trauma or overuse syndromes involving the musculoskeletal system and its soft tissues. Trauma to the soft tissues, including ligaments, tendons and muscles are generally the result of falls, blows, sprains/strains, collisions, compressions, and disruptions of the healing processes due to inflammation. Acupuncture can help acute or chronic pain sufferers. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Physical effects include tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite. Emotional effects include depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. This fear may hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities.
Pain is your body’s warning system, and should not be ignored. Unfortunately, many people do not listen to the warning signs and continue their activity. Stinging, aching, or throbbing sends messages to your brain to stop what it is
currently doing and let your body heal. When pain continues, it can affect every aspect of your life. All it takes is an injury that does not heal correctly, joint deterioration or nerve damage, and the pain-signaling system breaks down.
If you are a chronic pain sufferer, you are not alone: A staggering one in 10 Americans reports experiencing regular pain for more than a year. Pain is the #1 cause of disability in the United States.
Acupuncture may help with the following types of pain: