San Diego Orthopedic Surgery uses the latest innovations and techniques for their patients. Sometimes the millenium-old technique of acupuncture is just what the doctor ordered.Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. It is often used by those who find medicine less than effective, or for those who would rather try a chemical free, holistic approach to their treatment.

Using a Traditional Medicine Therapist for Orthopedic Issues

There are many doctors and surgeons who do not utilize traditional medicine, even though a growing volume of scientific evidence suggests these methods reduce pain. Here, at San Diego Orthopedic Surgery, we know there is not a “one treatment fits all” method; as such, we embrace a full range of ideas, techniques, and modalities of treatment. We want our patients to have the best possible chance of living a healthy, active, and pain-free life. This includes referrals to acupuncture specialists

What Does an Acupuncture Specialist Do?

Acupuncture has been used for centuries, and is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. This method is based on the idea that everyone is comprised of living energy called chi.Illnesses and pain are caused by a disruption or blockage of the body’s chi. Long, thin needles are inserted (painlessly) into parts of the body to remove the blockage and restore the balance of the chi. The needles are placed in different areas depending on the pain center.

Is an Acupuncture Specialist Right for You?

If you experience shoulder pain, knee pain, or pain in other joints, and want access to some of the most esteemed, accredited traditional medicine therapists in Southern California, please visit our office for a consultation. Based on your particular medical condition, we can provide a comprehensive list of options, including pros and cons, to this type of treatment. We will work together to find the most promising avenue of success. If acupuncture is right for you, we are fortunate to have talented traditional medicine therapists close by in Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Cardiff, Oceanside, San Marcos, and San Diego. Contact us at San Diego Orthopedic Surgery to set up an appointment to learn more about alternative choices in medicine, such as acupuncture.


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