Acupuncture and Natural Remedies for Pain

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Pain is not singular and is completely situational, but is a universal reality for millions of people. According to the CDC, 50 million Americans live in chronic pain. What pain feels like varies case by case and can manifest in the form of headaches, back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis and more. However you experience pain, you don’t have to live in pain. There are a variety of effective natural remedies for pain, including the clinically-proven treatment of acupuncture, a trusted natural remedy for pain.

Acupuncture for Pain

Although pain may be concentrated to specific areas, when we look at pain, we survey the entire body. This thorough approach allows us to obtain clues at what symptoms are presented concurrently. From there, a diagnosis is formed. Acupuncture is highly effective in treating pain by addressing inflammation and circulation within the body.

  • Decreases Inflammation: Acupuncture targets the sources of pain in the body that are tender, known as trigger points. By targeting the source of pain, the body releases cortisol which is a hormone known to reduce painful inflammation.

  • Increases Circulation: With acupuncture, we stimulate the energetic pathways of the body with tiny needles that improve the circulatory system. As a result, acupuncture for pain promotes blood flow, increases Qi, or the body’s vital energy, and alleviates pain-causing inflammation.

Comprehensive Natural Treatment for Pain

Each treatment plan is customized to help alleviate the individual’s pain. Regarding Acupuncture, we generally recommend 1-3 treatments per week for 4 weeks. While Acupuncture is a proven effective treatment for pain, taking a comprehensive approach to naturally treating pain helps expedite the healing process. In addition to acupuncture, natural herbal formulas from our Chinese Herb store holistically treat the body and compound the positive results of acupuncture.

Additional Natural Remedies for Pain

There are also other natural treatments for pain, including:

  • Moxabustion nourishes heat within the body to alleviate pain. The process of moxabustion involves using a condensed stick made from the mugwort herb, which warms the needles for added healing.


  • E-Stimulation, or electrical stimulation, is a powerful natural aid in relieving pain by fragmenting knots and crimps in the body. E-stim involves TENS therapy to stimulate needles for a deeper connection to rehabilitate the body and alleviate pain.


  • Cupping uses glass or plastic cups to create suction on the skin that improves blood flow, disperses lactic acid and releases muscle tension to alleviate body pain.

While pain remains a debilitating reality for millions of people, natural remedies including Acupuncture can tremendously help to alleviate pain.

Schedule an appointment with Robert Youngs Acupuncture located in Beverly Hills, Century City, Los Angeles, Culver City to learn how acupuncture can help you reclaim your life from chronic pain.

We accept all PPO health insurance plans for acupuncture and cupping.