Natural Pain Relief

So far, I’ve had 3 treatments and my knee pain has virtually gone away.  In the meantime, I’ve also been able to make diet changes and have had a surge in energy. For people afraid of needles, she’s quite gentle and has you take a deep breath if she foresees that one might hurt.

A.F. – Teacher, Yogini, Amazing Mother

Dealing with body pain can be frustrating when it keeps you from doing the things you love to do. Whether it’s using your hands to knit or make jewelry, commuting to work on your bicycle or going hiking at Mt. Tam on the weekend, these are things we rely on to stay fit, get around and reduce stress. Whether you are dealing with an acute or chronic situation I can help you find relief and get back to the activities that feed your soul and keep you sane.

The techniques that I use to treat pain are gentle and effective. In fact, I find great success implementing the Tan Balance Method. This approach to acupuncture allows me to treat pain far away from the area of injury. Other techniques that I use to treat pain include:  local acupuncture (when applicable), auricular acupuncture, herbal formulas targeted at pain in specific body areas, lifestyle and nutrition therapy and supplementation therapy.

Many of my patients respond well to doing a 21-day cleanse for reducing pain. Find out more here. 

Got great results for my knee problem.  Marie knows her stuff and is very patient in explaining how things work.  Her gentle manner helped me stay on track.  Combined with her treatments my health very much improved in a reasonable time.  I would definitely go back to see her and recommend her to my friends.

E.H. – Attorney, Cool Mom, Artist

The expected rate of response to acupuncture and herbs varies depending on the severity of the pain and how long the pain has been there as well as the strength of each person. Your rate of progress will become apparent after 2-3 sessions. Typically, I see relief from acute pain in 4-6 sessions and from chronic pain in 8-12 sessions.

For more information about how acupuncture works on pain read my blog post.

Here’s another blog post about acupuncture and it’s effectiveness treating pain.

The Following Complaints Can Be Effectively Treated With Acupuncture

I originally came to see Marie for chronic pain in my upper back/shoulders. Marie’s gentle needling technique and supportive touch made me feel very comfortable and safe. I was able to relax easily during the treatment, and truly allow my body to bask in the needles. I left Marie’s office feeling much more relaxed, and in less pain then when I arrived.

L.M. – Healer, Student, Passionate Belly Dancer

Arthritis:  rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis
Back Pain
Elbow pain
Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow or Golfer Elbow)
Headaches and migraines
Hip pain
Jaw pain
Knee pain
Low back pain
Neck pain
Musculoskeletal injuries
Post-surgical pain
Repetitive stress
Shoulder pain
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Wrist pain

The first time I went for pain in my upper back and neck.  She was able to provide immediate relief.  With the relief, I was able to start stretching and strengthening the affected muscles again.

D.A. – Healer, Yogi, Savvy Business-owner