For millions of Americans, pain isn’t an occasional nuisance; it’s a daily source of stress, unhappiness, and restriction.
If you suffer from chronic pain, you know firsthand the power it has to disrupt every aspect of your life: sleep, work, exercise, leisure. Even the simplest actions become a burden when you are in constant pain.
The Len Cerullo Method aims to alleviate chronic pain through personalized and holistic treatment options. Far too often, medical professionals jump to subscribe medication or schedule surgery without exploring the many other effective alternatives to pain management, such as yoga, meditation, nutrition, and occupational therapy. Our team combines eastern and western styles of medicine to create an ideal care plan for every patient.
“We treat patients as individuals,” says Dr. Cerullo. “Everybody is different and has specific needs. Blending western and eastern medicine opens up the recovery options available to us.”
Acupuncture, a technique that has been employed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, is an effective pain management solution within The Len Cerullo Method. The practice focuses on 12 major pathways within the body that are linked to specific internal organs and systems. It helps adjust unhealthy imbalances, prompt natural healing processes, and improve overall health. Acupuncture is becoming more widely integrated into western medicine, and many insurance providers include it in their coverage.
“Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain,” says an overview on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website. “It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches.”
When Dr. Cerullo recommends acupuncture to patients, he emphasizes that it isn’t a painful or intimidating procedure.
“A lot of people are wary of acupuncture because it involves needles,” he says. “But the needles are incredibly thin, so you only feel a mild tingling or moderate pressure. For patients, it’s well worth getting used to an unfamiliar sensation in order to relieve chronic pain.”
Learn more about The Len Cerullo Method’s holistic approach to pain management.