Acupuncture is a natural, safe and effective way to treat pain. There is a myriad of studies that point to the benefits of acupuncture for a wide variety of pain-related conditions. The most common ones would be muscle pain and arthritis. Interestingly, acupuncture is also very effective for other sources of pain, including neurological, digestive and hormonal (e.g. pain associated to the menstrual cycle) dysfunction.
The reason why there is so much breadth in the use of acupuncture for pain is because it was designed to treat not just the ailments that directly affect people but the whole person. This wholistic approach takes into consideration not just the direct causes of pain but also, other contributing factors (your overall health, strength, diet, sleep amongst many others). In addition to that we look at how such problem is affecting you in your life; what activities you are not able to do, how you are feeling about it, we help you identify mental blocks, what this pain represents in your life, etc. All in all, our process is a healing journey the we do together. For this reason, most of our treatments are different from one another. We see you, we hear your story, and address where you are in the present moment. We hold space for you as you heal and get profound relief. We recognize that pain is something natural, it is the way that the body has to help us bring attention to a problem. How you respond to such a call will determine how things are going to be for your body later on. Part of what we do at Montes Rose Acupuncture is provide you with knowledge that you can use at home for yourself and those around you. This comes in the form of exercises, stretches, visualizations, rituals and other tools to transcend your limitations, move freely and thrive.
What to do next? What appointment to choose? If you haven’t seen us before, have questions or are new to acupuncture and East Asian medicine, we recommend you to do a free 15-minute consultation. There we can determine if our approach is right for you. But if you are ready to make an appointment, there are different types of sessions to consider:
Private Acupuncture – General session that can be used to address any pain condition in the context of overall health matters. These visits are comprised of a Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) intake and treatment plan. Such plan may include Traditional Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture with microcurrent, Herbal medicine, and Adjuvant modalities: Sound healing, Light/infrared therapy, Cupping, Gua-sha, TEAM nutrition and exercise prescriptions and a short element of Manual therapy/Medical Massage.
Integrative Orthopedic Session – Specifically geared to treat pain rooted in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions from an evidence-based approach and are a combination of East and West. These sessions are comprised of an intake, East Asian medicine orthopedic and neurological assessment and treatment plan.
The plan may include any of the pertinent Acupuncture types:
Trigger point Acupuncture (also known as Dry Needling, or Ashi Acupuncture)
Electroacupuncture with microcurrent
External medicinals: herbal liniments, ointments or plasters (made in-house)
20-30 minutes of Orthopedic manual therapy and medical massage using any of the following:
Manual therapy techniques.
Integrative Medical Massage – Appointments available with John, only upon direct inquiry via phone (call/text) or email. This appointment type is not available via online booking.
These sessions are aimed towards addressing musculoskeletal pain, recovery from accidents, sports injuries, repetitive motion injuries or surgery. Our approach is trauma-sensitive. The modalities used can be a combination of: