The ancient art and science of Acupuncture originated in China over five thousand years ago.
The art is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of qi (also referred to as chi), the vital life energy present in all living organisms.
According to acupuncture theory, qi circulates in the body along twelve major pathways called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems within the body.
The uninterrupted and balanced flow of energy along these meridians contributes to one’s overall health, and blockages and imbalances result in pain and illness.
Acupuncturists attempt to help the chi move to along these pathways in such a way as to contribute to (or to restore) the energy balance along the meridians.
The acupuncturist inserts very fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points along the meridians and, by manipulating the needles, attempts to redirect and reposition the flow of energy.
There are over a thousand manipulable acupuncture points on the human body, and the exact use of these points, singly or in combination, varies from physician to physician.
Dr. Xia’s method of acupuncture combines ancient principles and techniques of this art with a modern understanding of the science of neuroanatomy, thus rendering the practice of the art both safer and more effective.
Acupuncture is extremely useful in the medical treatment of various pain syndromes, especially when combined with other, more modern therapies, technologies, and techniques.
Your Treatment Plan
At Integrated Pain Management we will design a program of wellness that fits your individual needs. Your doctor will strive to know you as well as possible through conversation, relevant history and detailed examination. In caring for your specific needs, your doctor will create an integrated pain management program that is just right for you.
Your Pain Management Program may include any or several of the treatment options discussed on the right. Click to learn more about each. If you have questions about any of the treatments listed, please call us to schedule an appointment. A thorough exam allowing plenty of time for your questions will be scheduled.