Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management
Chronic Pain

If pain doesn't subside after a natural healing period of about three months, it's labeled chronic pain. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain is continuous and unchanging.

Unrelenting chronic pain can raise blood pressure to dangerous levels that might lead to a heart attack or stroke. It has been determined that chronic pain is as great a contributing factor in heart disease as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

The persistent stress of chronic back pain can affect the nervous and immune system. Coping with chronic pain can also bring on depression and cause the brain to perceive even more pain.

Today, almost nine in 10 employees with chronic pain (89 percent) typically go to work rather than stay home when experiencing chronic pain. The same percentage of employees (89 percent) reported experiencing chronic pain at work "often" or "sometimes." Ninety-five percent of employees with persistent, chronic pain reported that their pain must be moderately severe or very severe to cause them to stay home from work.

I am seeing an increasing number of patients for chronic pain and hearing more patients talk about how their pain affects activities of daily living. They're looking for ways to manage their pain. Fortunately, acupuncture is a very effective solution to treat almost all kinds of pain conditions including, but not limited to, the following: migraines,
neuralgia, neck pain, back pain, abdominal pain, herniated disc, TMJ, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhea, osteoporosis, sports injury and other injuries, surgical pain and even cancer pain. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the pain relieves. Once you can manage the pain successfully, you can begin to improve many areas of your lives affected by your chronic pain.

Wang, Xiaoyan is a National Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist (USA) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctor (China).  In China, she studied and practiced Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine since 1983. She specializes in pain management. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan. 
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