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Acupuncture in San Luis Obispo

Treat Paine Acupuncture - Acupuncture in San Luis Obispo - dollThe mission of Treat Paine Acupuncture of San Luis Obispo is to provide expert service and care based on the holistic principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is a procedure that penetrates the skin with fine needles to stimulate certain points on the body. Widely used for thousands of years, Acupuncture has proven itself over time to be extremely effective for certain health issues.  It’s traditional application is not just to improve symptoms but to restore overall good health and balance to an individual.

It Is Not In Your Head

A recent study at the University College London provides a rational basis that acupuncture effects are not the same as the placebo effect.  This new research showed a region of the brain involved in pain response, the ipsilateral insular was activated during real acupuncture and not during fake needling.

How It Works

We know acupuncture causes multiple effects on human physiology and blood chemistry. Inserted needles induce changes in a variety of ways. Specific brain centers responsible for modulating pain and mood are affected. Localized concentrations of the bodies endogenous pain relieving compounds are multiplied. Receptor sites in pain regulating regions of the brain increase their affinity towards pain relieving compounds. One study indicates that needle insertion regulates the hypothalamus which provides a mechanism to explain its multiple side benefits.

Are The Needles Sterile?

Absolutely! The needles are sterile and disposed of after each use. The needles are about the size of a human hair or 1/12 the size of a typical hospital needle. They are extremely fine and slip easily thru the outer dermal layers without causing pain.

Conditions We Treat

  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pinch
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Stomach Pain
  • Menses Pain
  • Sport Injuries

Call for an acupuncture consultation today – (805) 541-1980