Dr. Michael Pendolino Offers Acupressure Therapy at his Woburn, MA Clinic for Chronic Muscle Pain and Other Conditions
Acupressure in Woburn, MA: The resident acupuncturist in Woburn works with patients to find and target the rigid, tight areas and utilize acupressure to release the tension found in the body. The acupuncturist will work alongside Dr. Pendolino to help manage and release the building tension within the patient’s body with this hands-on manipulation.
Conditions That Are Managed with Acupressure
Just as with acupuncture, acupressure has therapeutic benefits as well as preventative purposes which are used to work with variety of conditions at North Shore Spine & Rehab. Some of these conditions include:
- Back, neck, knee and shoulder pain
- Sinus problems and rhinitis
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Chronic pain
- Menstrual problems and fertility issues
- Hay fever and common cold symptoms
- Sports injuries
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Anxiety, stress and sleeplessness
- Digestion problems
- Bladder and bowel incontinence
Acupressure Therapy in Woburn, MA
Acupressure was developed more than 5,000 years ago as an important part of Chinese medicine. It is commonly known as acupuncture without the needles as acupuncture, too, sends signals through the body’s different channels in order to promote wellness and self-healing. It unclogs energy that is built up within these channels and triggers the release of muscular tension and blood flow in order to restore balance in the body.
How Acupuncture Works at North Shore Spine & Rehab
Prior to starting the session, the acupuncturist at our Woburn clinic will provide assessment of a patient’s general health, perform a physical examination and ask about the patient’s medical history to determine the problem areas. Once the trouble areas are found, the therapy will begin.
The acupuncturist uses pressure and massage techniques to stimulate the body’s muscles and sensory nerves instead of using acupuncture needles. This is usually done through the use of fingers, palms, elbows or special devices in order to apply the necessary pressure to different points on the body.
Acupressure Can Be Combined with Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture to Provide Chronic Muscle Pain Relief
With myofascial pain syndrome and other chronic muscle pain, applying pressure to trigger points or sensitive spots within muscles can lead to pain in other parts of the body. Our acupuncturist on staff is experienced in alleviating this pain with specialized hands-on techniques.
Myofascial muscles should feel pliable and elastic in a normal setting. Myofascial pain syndrome typically occurs after a specific muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions in the workplace (as most daily jobs are repetitive) as well as when participating in hobbies or sports. It can also be caused by stress-related muscle tension.
North Shore Spine & Rehab is unique compared to other chiropractic centers in the Woburn area as the team couples acupressure therapy with a number of other treatments that may include chiropractic care and acupuncture to provide the best results!