Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting longer then six months and is the number one reason people seek out acupuncture at Catch a Fish Wellness. We treat the gamut of pains from low back, knee and neck to arm, shoulder, ankle, foot and hand pain. We treat nerve pain, tingling aching pain, pain from neuropathy of the hands and feet, trigeminal neuralgia pain, TMJ pain, arthritis joint pain, bulging disk pain, headache pain, migraine pain and the list goes on and on and on.

The main thing to know about acupuncture is that if you are a good candidate for acupuncture it’s highly effective on ANY pain syndrome no matter the location or how long you’ve had it. Thus, the type of pain a patient has is not the determinate of will acupuncture help…it’s more a question of is the patient a good candidate for acupuncture.

Most of our chronic pain patients have been through all forms of conventional treatments:  Cortisone Injections, MRI, X-ray, Physical Therapy, Anti Inflammatory Drugs, Muscle Relaxers, Pain Killers, Prescribed Narcotics, Surgery, Botox Injections, Epidural Steroid Injections, Radio Frequency Ablation, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy and the list goes on and on.

To give you an idea of what our typical Chronic Pain patient looks like we’ll list a few examples below.  (Click here to see video or written testimonials.)

Acupuncture Testimonial“I have been a client of Brian’s for almost five years. I began a skeptic, having tried many other alternatives, but the change his therapy has made in my life has been almost miraculous. My doctors agree. When I first went to Brian, I suffered for thirty years from chronic pain caused by a Reactive Arthritis (RA), and existed on NSAIDs. Today, I am predominately pain-free and off the NSAIDs. Over the past four years, I have lost 48 pounds and I am still progressing toward my final goal without gaining any of it back—a first. My words aren’t enough to express the positive changes in my life due to Brian and his therapies. I highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their life.”  

*Disclaimer: Results may vary.

Pain Level #9-10: “John” came to us after years of excruciating back pain that he described as a constant pain level ranging from #9-10 (0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain of your life). His job was described a s pressure cooker and worked long 14 hour days for a period of 5 years but now was getting more relaxed. During his search for answers he’s under gone numerous procedures for his back pain including: Spinal Fusion, Cortisone Injections, Pain Medication, Epidural steroid injections, Radio frequency ablation. This pain has effected every aspect of his life from his relationship with his spouse to their effectiveness at work. Any sports or walking has became an act of endurance. His intimate life became non existent. John’s hope of retiring and a life of travel became a distant dream. John was desperate and wanted our help to get some relief– no matter the amount. He was a skeptic of acupuncture in the beginning and only came to us after the urging of his spouse who had acupuncture by Catch a Fish Wellness a few years prior.

Pain Level #4-6: “Sara” came to us after years of chronic back pain she describing as a constant burning shooting pain from her low back to her ankle. She lived a relatively healthy life and ate according to the seasons, did exercise a few times a week, and had a busy life with two kids. In her search for answers she tried numerous treatments and therapies including: Physical Therapy, Muscle Relaxers, Pain Killers, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Naturopath. Her pain was in the mid range and she was able to function but not able to be very effective at work or at home. The 45 minute drive to work was becoming more and more difficult. The pain was draining of her energy and would feel depleted by mid day requiring her to take energy drinks thus making her more tired the next day. Playing with her kids became more rare. Her intimate life became erratic and not as fulfilling. She said keeping up her usual positive outlook was starting to wane and wondered if this was how her life was to end up. Sara wanted our help to understand why she couldn’t get better even though she tried so many things. Sara heard about us through her Aunt that was currently under treatment with us at Catch a Fish Wellness.

Pain Level #2-3: “Laura” came to use with in relatively good health. She was active in many sports and enjoyed yoga 4x a week, a busy social life and had an enjoyable job as a Project Manager. Her pain was relatively mild and spiked only when her job became very stressful. She was able to keep her symptoms at bay, for the most part, with stretching and meditation but felt like she wanted our help to heal the injury and get back to feeling 100%. She believed in Holistic Medicine and heard great things about our work at Catch a Fish Wellness.

To determine if you’re a good candidate for acupuncture please schedule your first treatment today and we’ll determine how effective acupuncture will be for you. To schedule call our office at: (703) -278-2271 during regular business hours or send an email anytime (we typically respond within 1-4 hours):

We look forward to getting to know you and show you how to catch your own fish toward feeling better!

*Disclaimer: Results may vary.

Catch a Fish Acupuncture & Wellness
481 Carlisle Drive, Suite 116
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703-278-2271

Serving Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Northern Virginia
Zip Codes: 22066, 20148, 20151, 201152, 20164, 20166, 20170,
20171, 20190, 20191, 22182, 221124

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