My goal in treating pain is to get you better as quickly as possible. We offer the 3 treatment pain package because we believe that within 3 treatments you should be feeling significantly better. This usually is the case. Of course it is not always the case. Many factors are involved in how fast someone will get better or even if they will get better at all. Some of these factors are severity of the condition, how long you have had it, age of the patient, general health of the patient, and what you do to get better between treatments. I like to use acupuncture with moxibustion or heat therapy followed by cupping (if possible), followed by some sort of herbal formula taken orally or perhaps topically. I also use kinesio tape when warranted. Using these methods I feel like most of my patients are happy with their results. Of course the body has to in the end do the healing, we are only helping push it in that direction.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond