Pain Management Specialist

Lisa Meyerson Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine located in Evanston, IL

Are you exhausted by chronic pain and treatments that don’t work or don’t work well? If so, you may benefit from pain management at Lisa Meyerson Acupuncture, led by Lisa Meyerson, LAc, in Evanston, Illinois. Through holistic treatments like acupuncture, Lisa can help you overcome your pain without turning to opioids or other undesirable options. Don’t let chronic pain stop you from living your life. Instead, reach out to Lisa Meyerson Acupuncture for a pain management consultation online or over the phone today.

Pain Management Q & A

Can you use acupuncture for pain management?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that modern organizations, including the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health, recognize for its potential to treat chronic pain. 

Lisa Myerson, LAc, offers acupuncture for the pain management of common struggles like:

  • Back pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel 

During an acupuncture session, Lisa places razor-thin, sterile needles into your skin at various pressure points. According to traditional Chinese medicine, these pressure points are points on the body that connect with meridians or energy pathways throughout your body.

Meridians move like rivers and circulate energy, or qi, to and from your body’s organs and surfaces. The ancient Chinese believed that these meridians become blocked and cause physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual problems within yourself. 

To unblock your meridians, acupuncturists place the needles to corresponding points on the body.

Scientists believe that, in essence, acupuncture treats pain by stimulating the body and various brain chemicals. It prompts increased blood flow, decreased pain sensitivity, better regulation of the nervous system, and emotional wellness.

What happens during an acupuncture pain management session?

When you visit Lisa Meyer Acupuncture for pain management, you start your session by lying or sitting down comfortably. When you’re ready, she gently places flexible, thin needles into various acupuncture points to stimulate pain relief.

Immediately after needle placement, you may experience a warm, heavy, or tingly sensation at the placement sites.

Lisa then leaves you alone in your room for about half an hour. During that time, you simply relax and let the needles do their work. Though it may sound a little intimidating, acupuncture typically causes little to no discomfort. 

Then, Lisa carefully removes the needles and gives you space to get up and exit the room at your own pace. As you get up, you may notice symptom relief immediately, or it may take a few days for you to feel the effects. 

Patients also often report a reduction in anxiety and stress after acupuncture.

Is acupuncture for pain management right for me?

Acupuncture is an excellent alternative treatment for many people. You may consider acupuncture for pain management if other treatments haven’t worked for you or if you simply prefer a more holistic approach to medicine. 

If you’re interested in acupuncture, you can begin the process by setting up a physical and emotional assessment with Lisa. 

She then decides which points have the best potential to relieve your pain and begins your treatment that day.

Are you ready to begin a new chapter in your pain management story? If so, reach out to the practice and book an appointment online or over the phone today.