Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Are you among the nearly 100 million Americans dealing with chronic pain?

Explore acupuncture as a natural and effective option for pain relief. This treatment is ideal for those who wish to lead active lifestyles but are experiencing limitations due to pain or a lack of mobility. Acupuncture can shift you from constant pain and frustration to renewed comfort, enabling you to get back on the field!

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a precise technique that involves the insertion of whisper-thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body, aimed at managing pain and promoting overall wellness.

This method is increasingly recognized worldwide for its effectiveness in stimulating nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. This stimulation is known to enhance the body's natural pain-relieving mechanisms.

Research from leading health institutions, such as Johns Hopkins University, supports the use of acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment for various types of pain. For more details on how acupuncture works and its benefits, click the link below.

Does Acupuncture Help with Pain Management?

It sure does! The World Health Organization recognizes 361 standardized acupoints, which appear to respond to varied stimulations, such as pressure, heat and electricity.

Research has found these points are rich in nerve endings and mast cells, making them key areas for acupuncture. When stimulated, these points can trigger the release of body chemicals, like hormones, influencing brain activity.

Types of Pain Acupuncture Can Provide Relief for

Lower Back Pain

In the United States, about 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Living with this condition can significantly hinder daily activities, reduce mobility, and affect mental health due to chronic discomfort. The great news is that studies have shown that acupuncture alone can be effective to treat this condition.

Tennis Elbow

Dealing with pain and discomfort from tennis elbow can be a frustrating experience that interferes with your daily life. The standard approach to treating tennis elbow has been to include rest, medication, and physical therapy, but this may only sometimes be fully effective. Acupuncture can be used together with these standard approaches to provide a more effective solution.


Osteoarthritis commonly affects older adults, though it can occur at any age due to joint wear and tear. This degenerative joint disease can lead to significant pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, all of which can be treated with acupuncture.


Chronic headaches can be caused by various factors, including stress, poor posture, and underlying medical conditions. They can severely impact the quality of life by leading to frequent absences from work or social activities. Make them a thing of the past with acupuncture!

Post-Surgery Dental Pain

Post-surgery dental pain can be quite severe, often characterized by throbbing discomfort and swelling that makes eating and talking difficult. Acupuncture is increasingly recognized for its ability to provide relief from such post-surgical pain.

How Acupuncture for Pain Relief Works

The science behind how acupuncture helps with pain relief is quite straightforward and fascinating. Essentially, acupuncture works by:

Influencing brain signals
Enhancing circulation
Triggering the release of endorphins

(our body's natural painkillers)

Increasing oxygen levels in tissues
Relaxing the muscles
Boosting blood flow

All these actions not only help in alleviating pain but also promote a deep sense of relaxation. This reduction in stress and anxiety is especially beneficial in managing chronic headaches.

What to Expect From a Session


Upon arriving at your nearest clinic, you'll be checked in by our Zen Advisor, who will help you with patient history forms and introduce you to the Modern Acupuncture method through a brief video. 


A licensed acupuncturist will discuss your wellness concerns and goals before administering a personalized treatment.

 As you relax for 20 to 30 minutes, therapeutic music and calming nature scenes enhance your experience, aiming for both physical relief and mental peace.


After the session, you'll receive a personalized treatment plan and answers to any questions in the lobby. 

A Zen Advisor will arrange your next visit based on your personalized treatment plan.

Great Relief, Great Savings

At Modern Acupuncture, first-time patients can save up to 50% on their first acupuncture session! Finding lasting relief for the issues you've been experiencing for so long has never been more affordable and easier. 

Use the map below to find an acupuncture clinic near you and start changing your feeling today!

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Can acupuncture be used alongside other pain management treatments?

Yes, acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other pain management strategies. It's a natural treatment that can be combined with medication, physical therapy, and other forms of care to provide comprehensive pain relief. 

Does acupuncture for pain relief hurt?

You may feel a little sensation or tingle, but most patients don't feel anything at all and tend to fall asleep during their treatment.

How long does an acupuncture session last?

The total visit time is 30 minutes or less. Acupuncture treatments are 20 minutes. First-time patients need extra time to fill out patient forms.

Is insurance required?

Our sessions and membership plans are very affordable so insurance isn't required. HSA and FSA plans are accepted.

What should I wear?

Comfortable, loose clothing is recommended to provide easy adjustment if needed for acupuncture treatment areas.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are highly encouraged to secure a preferred time. Check the clinic nearest you for walk-in availability.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects after treatment are uncommon, with most people leaving our clinics feeling deeply relaxed.

Some patients may experience mild disorientation, which typically resolves with a brief rest. We recommend eating a small meal before the session to prevent feelings of dizziness or tiredness afterward.

As a patient, what can I do to make my treatment more effective?

To make your treatment as effective as possible, consider these tips:

  • Complete patient forms online before your appointment to save time.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to allow your licensed acupuncturist easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes early to settle in, choose your tea, and silence your phone.
  • Openly share your wellness concerns and goals with your acupuncturist.
  • Relax during your session; it's perfectly fine to fall asleep!
  • Take your acupuncturist's lifestyle advice seriously and incorporate it into your daily routine.
  • Remember, acupuncture benefits are cumulative and optimal results require time and consistency!

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