Acupuncture for pain

Do you want to naturally relieve your pain problems?

We offer you relief from physical pain, emotional stress, allergies, and more.
Weight loss and facial rejuvenation, by empowering your body’s natural ability to heal with
Acupuncture and Bio-energetic therapies.

Call The Office

(954) 832 2418

Office Location

1605 Town Center Blvd, Suite D. Weston Fl 33326

Email Us

info@sanarhealing.com

Acupuncture for pain

Needling techniques remarkably help pain relief by stimulating the body’s healing mechanisms to release its natural pain killers.

We specialize in pain relief due to sports injuries, degenerative conditions like arthritis, muscle spasm, sprains, and strains.

Most treatable types of pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis or/and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic pain in back, knees, shoulder, and neck
  • Sciatica
  • Headache and Migraines
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Post-operative pain
  • Cramps, sprains, and tennis elbow
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Free consultation and price

Get all answers about Acupuncture and your specific needs. We will talk about insurance plans coverage and the frequency of treatments.
Prices vary depending on the complexity, frequency, and type of therapies. Prices range from $60 to $95, and we offer discount packages.

 

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Alternative or complementary

Acupuncture is either an alternative or a complementary therapy for your health conditions. You can do it as supportive therapy for other treatments like chiropractor, physical therapy, medical treatments, working instead or together for better results, and reducing side effects.

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Finding the root

Unlike conventional medicine that treats symptoms and specializes in different areas, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine look at patients as a whole system and finds the origin of imbalance to correct problems from the root.
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Retrain your body

It is crucial to have a series of treatments for your body to reset how to function correctly. Just like training a muscle, it needs repetition and persistence. Acupuncture stimulates your body´s power to heal, avoiding the use of medications that, most of the time, are just covering symptoms.
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Finding the root

Unlike conventional medicine that treats symptoms and specializes in different areas, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine look at patients as a whole system and finds the origin of imbalance to correct problems from the root.
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Retrain your body

It is crucial to have a series of treatments for your body to reset how to function correctly. Just like training a muscle, it needs repetition and persistence. Acupuncture stimulates your body´s power to heal, avoiding the use of medications that, most of the time, are just covering symptoms.

Acupuncture for back pain

Acupuncture treatment is a popular method to reduce chronic low back pain effectively. It works by stimulating the nervous system and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals like endorphins that positively affect the activity of the organs.

These are disturbing facts about back pain:

1. American Chiropractic Association says that back pain is “the single leading cause of disability” and “one of the most common reasons for missed work.”

2. The same article points out that “about 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time”; low-back pain costs Americans “at least $50 billion in health care costs each year”.

3. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits (actually, the third) and can affect people of all ages.

4. Back pain is not an illness but a symptom caused by inflammation, strain, or sprain of muscles and ligaments, or even any other disease.

Several studies consider Chinese medicine therapies provide real relief from chronic low back pain, and work even better than conventional care, including medication or physical therapy.

A complete plan for back pain relief will also help to manage worries and fears concerning reduced ability, job security, stress, and family tensions.

Acupuncture for migraines

Migraine is not a common headache, but a neurological condition is causing severe and recurring pain. Usually, there are other symptoms accompanying migraines such as nausea, vomiting, tingling, a sensation of pressure or burning, loss of vision, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Headaches might be caused by multiple factors related to:

  • Genetic inheritance
  • Allergies
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Underlying symptoms of any other disease may be required to diagnose.
Conventional medication uses analgesics or narcotics to treat warning signs or prevent an attack, but currently, there is no cure for migraines. Their side-effects may even increase symptoms or cause other troubles like insomnia, weight gain, constipation, decreased libido, sedation, or gastrointestinal issues.

TCM can reduce days, intensity, and frequency of migraines successfully, and have lasting effects. This Alternative medicine has proven safe, soothing treatment for headaches and migraines, with no harmful side-effects.

Acupuncture for sciatica

Sciatica results from irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the hips to the feet; it usually affects one side of the body.

Many complaints about sciatica consist of:

  • severe to excruciating pain radiating from the low back to the buttock area, the back of the thigh, calf, and possibly, foot;
  • experience burning sensation, painful tingling in toes or foot;
  • jolt, numbness, loss of sensitivity;
  • make walking or moving difficult;
  • aggravated pain when bending at the waist, prolonged sitting, or even cough and sneeze.
Even though most symptoms go away over time, weakness condition and pain can last weeks; sometimes, pain becomes progressively disabling.

Several studies show that alternative medicine like needling, herbal medicine, or Biopuncture is an excellent form of therapy to treat pain and inflammatory problems.

Needling, whether alone or in conjunction with other techniques, reveals to be a more effective and long-term solution than prescribed pain-killers.

By inserting needles into specific points on the body, it triggers a response from the nervous system. Pressing these points helps stimulate the body’s healing mechanism, so reducing pain and muscle restriction.

Biopuncture

Biopuncture is a natural neural therapy using the injection of biological substances into specific sites of the body. It usually works by injecting small doses of dilute medicinal plants and minerals into muscles and areas of pain.

This new therapy was coined in 1991 by Belgian family physician Jan Kersschot and introduced to the United States in 2008. This European injection therapy is used to treat pain and inflammatory problems by provoking a local immune response.

In conventional medicine, drugs suppress pain and inflammation immediately, but once the medication stops working, they return. Since this is a “symptom masking” effect, you’ll need higher doses to ease the pain.

On the contrary, Biopuncture aims to “wake up” your natural healing mechanisms by enhancing the immune system response, so the healing process starts and comes from inside your body.

Most common problems Biopuncture can treat include musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions such as:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel
  • Eczema
  • Bronchitis

We can also help you with:

Weight Loss

Lose weight without endless diets by:

  • Reducing the appetite.
  • Controlling anxiety eating.
  • Improving digestion and defecation.
You are obtaining the desired weight and body appearance that makes you feel secure, sexy, and light to wear the clothes you like, doing your dreamed activities, and cutting that extra weight that is causing pain.

Facial Acupuncture

Rejuvenate naturally from the inside out, by:

  • Stimulating blood flow and nutrients to your face.
  • Improve skin texture.
  • Detoxify from chemicals and environmental pollution.
You are feeling radiant and confident at any age, and looking better even without makeup. Renewing your skin texture and firmness naturally while removing wrinkles and blemishes.

Anxiety

Get rid of anxiety caused by:

  • Stress
  • Aging
  • Drugs
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • Diet
Feeling at peace, and centered, without letting outside circumstances affect you. You are secure and in control of your emotions without using harmful drugs.

Depression

Relieve depression caused by:

  • Unexpected events
  • Loved ones losses
  • Economic hardship
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Loneliness
  • Drug and alcohol addictions
Feeling positive, and happy. Being motivated to work on those desired projects, meeting with friends and family, and fully enjoying life.

Insomnia

Sleep well, and get back to your normal biological cycle by reducing the following affecting factors:

  • Unhealthy habits, like drugs, alcohol, addictions
  • Emotions like stress, anxiety and overthinking
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Hormonal imbalances like in Menopause
  • Jet lag condition
  • Increased night time melatonin production
Sleeping again like a baby. Waking-up rested, with lots of energy, doing activities like play, exercise with more stamina, being more focused, and productive at work.

Addictions

Overcoming addictions by:

  • Increasing detoxification process.
  • Reducing cravings of unhealthy substances (alcohol, drugs, sugar)
  • Creating feeling of calmness and relaxation.
  • Relief from withdrawal symptoms.
Living your life with no need of substance consumption, being present on what is around you with control and enjoyment. Using your money on more productive things and creating better and healthier relationships.

Menopause

Get rid of Menopause symptoms by:

  • Regulating hormonal imbalances
  • Relief from hot flashes
  • Reducing Irritability
  • Adjusting sleep cycles
  • Increasing libido
Feeling a total woman again without hot flashes and renewed sexual desires. Living with a better mood and enjoying loving relationships. Performing daily activities without the need of cooling down or getting your clothes wet.

Allergies

Stop allergy symptoms by:

  • Modulating immunity
  • Reducing inflammatory response of body
  • Clearing nasal congestion
  • Stop sneezing
  • Increased bronchial capacity
Being able to breath again, without restrictions. Going outdoors and not having to take over the counter medications that makes you drowsy. You deserved to live your life and smell the roses.

Why come to Sanar Healing

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We dedicate the appropriate time to listen to your concerns, and worries regarding your health.
We offer you a holistic approach not only based on Chinese Medicine but also on Bioenergetic theories.
We give you tools and suggestions for your wellness so you can be empowered about your healing process.

Getting started with Acupuncture

Schedule a free initial consultation to answer all your questions regarding:

  • Your health concerns and how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine helps
  • Frequency of treatments
  • Prices and discounted out of pocket packages
  • Medical Insurance verification of coverage

Medical History Review

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Consent of treatment

Evaluation, assessment, and treatment plan

About us

Dr. Liliana Gomez

Dr. Gomez immigrated to the USA in 2013. Back in Colombia she finished a Bachelors in Marketing and Business. She knew her mission is services and healing so she decided to be trained as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist to get involved in the medical field. After some years in health care, wanting to learn more and be part of patient care in a holistic way, she stepped into Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Referral Plan

Receive rewards for recommending our services to others

10% on first Acupuncture Treatment
$20 gift card
Stress Relief Magnets kit (5 pair of magnets with instructions)

Why You Should Refer Us

Because you can help others who are struggling with pain, emotional disorders, hormonal or metabolic imbalances, and other health conditions.
Because We provide professional and caring services that will benefit that person you referred.
Patients that received your referral will get the opportunity for special discounts.

Are you ready for your healing journey?

FAQ

How much Acupuncture cost?
Prices vary depending on the complexity, frequency, and type of therapies performed during treatment. At Sanar Healing, prices vary from $60 to $95, we offer free consultations and discount packages. We also take PPO (out of network) insurance plans if covered.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Although acupuncture usually doesn’t cause pain, there is a slim chance you feel some sensitivity during the insertion of the pins. That is entirely normal, but the experience could be different for everyone. Most people experience a sense of relaxation during treatments.
Talk to your therapist about what to expect and discuss any concerns about the procedure before the treatment begins.
Is acupuncture safe?
When conducted by experienced acupuncturists, treatments are entirely safe. TCM is recommended as a safe practice to treat several diseases and conditions and regulated by different health care systems and organizations worldwide.
Needling is the most common technique used to stimulate acupoints. Needles are exceptionally thin and rounded-edge, so they can’t cut your skin; they’re also sterile, disposable, so avoiding any risk of infection.
Does acupuncture have any side effects?
Most common sedatives and anti-inflammatory medications can cause physical discomfort and dangerous side effects.
Unlike conventional Western Medicine, alternative Medicine is designed to work according to nature. By enhancing all body functions, it activates the immune system response; therefore, the healing process comes from inside your body.
This natural and non-invasive treatment provides an analgesic and sedating effect to help pain release, also minimal or non-existent side effects compared to prescribed medications.
How long do treatments last? How many sessions will I need?
A single session may last between 45 to 60 minutes, but the number of treatments depends on several factors.
At Sanar Healing, the first visit consists of evaluating your current condition, diagnosis, and herbal formulas to suggest for an individualized treatment plan. Then we'll discuss with you the method, frequency, and the number of sessions that can better suit your needs and expectations.
What is the best type of acupuncture for me?
Complementary and/or Alternative Medicine involves different methods and techniques. Most popular TCM treatments use traditional Acupuncture, usually combined with other forms of therapy to increase effectiveness.

Our healing techniques may include Cupping, Moxibustion, Tuina massage, Gua Sha, and Herbal Prescription; also the use of non-invasive tools like energy amplifiers, magnets, and colored-light.

When looking for Acupuncture in Weston, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, or Plantation, we offer you customized treatments.

We'll make sure the recommended technique and intent of the treatment fit for your unique condition, diagnosis, and criteria.

Is acupuncture effective for pain?

Pain relief is a common reason for seeking acupuncture and other complementary and integrative health therapies.

 

Several studies from health professional organizations have demonstrated how pain affects people’s lives. They also suggest that some alternative medicine treatments may help people manage chronic pain and pain-related disability.

What exactly is chronic pain?

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health defines chronic pain as pain that “lasts more than several months (…), longer than normal healing.”

According to them, chronic pain can come from “an underlying disease or health condition, an injury, medical treatment (such as surgery), inflammation, or a problem in the nervous system.”

Various studies from NCCIH have revealed the impact of this condition affecting millions of Americans.

  • The National Health Interview Survey 2012 show that:
    “About 25.3 million U.S. adults (11.2 percent) had pain every day for the previous 3 months”, and “nearly 40 million adults (17.6 percent) had severe pain.”
  • Individuals with severe pain had worse health, used more health care, and had more disability than those with less severe pain.
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  • High Impact Chronic Pain (HICP) affects 4.8 percent of the U.S. adult population”. About 83% of people suffering HICP are “unable to work for a living, and one-third had difficulty with self-care activities such as washing themselves and getting dressed.”
  • Several people with chronic pain experience pain-related disability, showing “progressive deterioration in mental and physical health outcomes along with substantially higher health care usage.”
  • This condition is commonly related to growing older, like osteoarthritis and low-back pain. But chronic pain can occur together with rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia.
  • A pain-related disability may also include anxiety, depression, cognitive difficulty, restricted mobility, and disturbed sleep; this seriously increases lost productivity and makes it difficult to carry out significant life activities.

How does acupuncture work for pain?

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy part of Traditional Chinese medicine, originated in China thousands of years ago. Nowadays, this ancient technique has been growing in popularity in the U.S. medical community and patients.

How TCM therapies work scientifically remains unclear, but NCCIH studies suggest that acupuncture may help alleviate different types of chronic pain. By stimulating “the release of the body’s natural painkillers,” it can “affects areas in the brain involved in processing pain.”

 

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This therapy is the most common form of treatment for pain and symptoms of many illnesses and conditions. As it offers a natural and less invasive healing approach is frequently used to treat pain successfully while avoiding harmful side effects of medications.

Acupuncturists insert very thin needles through the skin to stimulate energy pathways in the human body called meridians. This ancient technique seeks to restore health by correcting the energy flow –our life force or “qi”– when blocked. As we have 12 primary energy meridians deeply connected with the main organs, their stimulation can redirect the energy moves to the appropriate area.

Acupoints stimulation moves blood and improves the body’s natural healing response, helping relieve pain and several chronic conditions effectively.

It also enhances body systems functioning, thus promoting physical and mental health. That involves a wide range of benefits like better sleep, digestion, sex drive, reproduction, reduction of inflammation, and regulation of hormone secretions.

 

COMMON ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES AND METHODS

TCM

Acupuncture (with or without electric stimulation)

Auricular acupuncture (with or without electric stimulation)

Cupping 

Moxibustion

Gua Sha

Tuina massage

Herbal Prescription

Acupressure

Other methods

Biopuncture

Energy amplifiers

Magnets

Colored-light

Reiki

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      Acupuncture for Pain?

      Current treatments for pain consist of medication and physical therapy, whether alone or combined. Conventional medicine uses analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs, but more potent pain relievers can include opioids and antidepressants.

      Though each person has a different response to drugs, they can be useful and provide temporary relief. The medication suppresses pain immediately, but once it stops working, the pain returns. They can have considerable side effects such as headaches, breathing problems, stomach ulcers, weight gain, trouble sleeping, or kidney problems.

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      They also entail potentially dangerous side effects like addiction and the risk of heart attack or stroke, so they can be used for a short period. Besides, health care costs and long-lasting processes may result in withdrawal from treatment, with little improvement in sight.

      On the other hand, alternative Medicine offers several affordable therapies to treat different kinds of chronic pain effectively.

      Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release its natural pain killers. Natural pain-relieving chemicals like endorphins positively affect the activity of the organs, enhancing the body’s healing mechanisms.

        Most treatable types of pain include:

        LOW-BACK PAIN 

         

        Back pain is not a disease but a symptom caused by inflammation, strain, or sprain of muscles and ligaments, or even any other ailment.

        This condition is “the single leading cause of disability” and “one of the most common reasons for missed work,” according to the American Chiropractic Association. It can affect people of all ages, being one of the most common reasons for doctor visits.

        Sanar Healing acupuncture for back pain offers a non drug therapy option to manage chronic low-back pain issues. The benefits of this treatment:

        • It reduces pain intensity and inflammation due to lumbar muscle strains, cramps, or spasms; these are the most common causes of low back pain that decrease function and range of motion.
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        • It triggers the release of natural pain relievers into muscles, spinal cord, and brain; these chemicals are proven to be like opioids and have similar effects.
        • It improves the physical functioning of back-related muscles and joints; it also helps in low back weight-bearing function and movements like twisting or bending.
        • It works better and faster than conventional treatment, including medication or physical therapy.
        • It can work along with traditional medical treatments, even increasing effectiveness.
        • It’s a safe option for standard methods to fail or to avoid the dangerous side effects of medications like drug dependency.

         

          SCIATICA

          Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve irritates, causing inflammation and discomfort. This nerve runs from the hips to the feet, but symptoms typically affect one side of the body. Numbness and weakness can last weeks; eventually, pain becomes progressively disabling.

          Benefits of acupuncture for sciatica include:

          • Help relieve severe pain radiating from the low back, the buttock area, thigh, calf, and foot.
          • Get rid of irritating symptoms like a burning sensation, tingling, jolt, numbness, and loss of sensitivity.
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          • Needling and other techniques like Biopuncture can treat most musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions. They all succeed in being a more effective and long-term solution than prescribed pain-killers.
          • By inserting needles into the skin, it triggers a response from the central nervous system. Pressing some specific points helps stimulate the body’s healing mechanism, therefore reduce pain and muscle restriction.
          • Avoid high doses of pain-killers or help manage the side effects of medication, when prescribed.
          • It also may help prevent get surgery to resolve sciatica and underlying problems.

            HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

            Migraine is a neurological condition; it differentiates from a common headache by showing severe and recurring pain and other symptoms.

            There are multiple causes of headaches and migraines, including genetic and allergy issues, hypertension, and several diseases. Most discomforting conditions can lead to sensitivity to light and sound, the sensation of pressure or burning, and loss of vision.

            There is no cure for migraines; current conventional treatments consist of analgesics or narcotics. However, they’re useful to treat warning signs or prevent an attack; their side effects may even increase symptoms or cause more troubles.

            Several studies showed that acupuncture for migraines and headaches proved to be as effective as drugs, works faster, and has lasting effects. This technique, part of the TCM practice, can help to:

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            • Stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms to release its natural pain killers.
              Reduce the frequency and severity of attacks.
            • Treat other symptoms accompanying migraines such as nausea, vomiting, or tingling.
            • Alleviate the side effects of medications, when prescribed.
            • Treat headaches due to a disease or other medical conditions.
            • Avoid antidepressants related-symptoms such as sedation, insomnia, decreased libido, weight gain, or mood swings.
            • Provide a calming effect. It increases energy and mental clarity, it also reduces stress and anxiety, so promoting restful sleep.
            • Correct imbalances in the body. Proper energy flow can have positive effects on the body and mind, promoting physical and mental health.
            • Provide a more effective, less invasive, and long-term solution than prescribed pain-killers.

              OTHER TYPES OF PAIN

              TCM therapies can work along with conventional treatments, including medication or physical therapy.

              At Sanar Healing we specialize in pain relief due to sports injuries and degenerative condition including:

              • Muscle spasm, sprains, and strains.
              • Osteoarthritis
              • Rheumatoid arthritis
              • Fibromyalgia
                Chronic pain in knees, shoulder, and neck   As a complementary option it also helps to relieve other types of pain from different ailments that include:
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              • Post-operative pain
              • Infections
              • Abdominal pain or discomfort
              • Cancer related-symptoms
              • Cancer chemotherapy related-effects.
              • Cramps, sprains, and tennis elbow

              Besides, we offer a complete treatment plan to help manage worries and fears concerning reduced ability, job security, stress, and family tensions.

               

                Is acupuncture painful?

                Acupuncture usually doesn’t cause pain; however there is a slim chance you feel some discomfort or sensitivity during a session. That is a normal reaction, but the experience may be different for everyone. Some feel tingling sensations, heaviness, and  or relaxation

                 

                Acupuncturists insert very thin and rounded-edge needles that can’t cut your skin. They use sterile and disposable needles to avoid any risk of infection.

                Read more

                Unlike conventional treatments, this is a natural and non-invasive method, designed to work according to nature. Since it activates your immune system response, the healing process comes from inside your body; it brings a natural analgesic and sedating effect to help pain release with no harmful side effects.

                  How many treatments will I need?

                  A single session at Sanar Healing may last between 60 to 90 minutes, but the number of treatments may be different for everyone.

                  A first visit involves discussing any concerns about the procedure, along with your needs and expectations. We evaluate your current condition, diagnosis, and medications; then, we suggest an individualized treatment plan, including the method, frequency, and the number of sessions.

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                  Phone

                  (954) 832 2418

                  Email

                  info@sanarhealing.com

                  Location

                  1605 Town Center Blvd, Suite D. Weston Fl 33326

                  Hours

                  Monday: 9am – 5pm
                  Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
                  Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
                  Thursday: 9am - 5pm
                  Friday: 9am – 5pm
                  Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

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