Acupuncture for Post Surgical Pain and Scarring
Surgery should be a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. The road to recovery can be very long for some surgeries, but acupuncture can help you get back to your best much quicker than physical therapy alone!. It is very important to start acupuncture and physical therapy as soon as possible after your surgery to avoid scar tissue build up. Acupuncture with electrical stimulation can help break down scar tissue, moving blood flow to the area, which is needed for healing. Surgery also shocks the body, sometimes causing muscle trigger points (tight knotted muscle fibers) which can be released with an acupuncture technique called trigger point dry needling. When the muscles are released back to their normal position, they stop pulling and pushing on sensitive areas and nerves that can cause pain. Please call or email with any specific questions or concerns.