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acute injury and acupuncture

Acute Healing and Acupuncture – Can Acupuncture Help with Acute Injuries?

Above are photos (photo permission received) of patients at the Uplift Health Clinic (an integrative medicine and acupuncture clinic located in Grand Rapids, MI) who have been treated for acute injuries using acupuncture.

A medical acupuncture clinic may not be the first place you stop at after sustaining such a major injury but it might be a worthwhile visit after you have had an acute assessment in the urgent care center or ER to rule out non-surgical concerns, serious infection, or fracture.

These patients happen to be coming to see me for other chronic issues but had mentioned they sustained a recent injury.

In acupuncture theory the Wei qi is an energetic barrier found at the superficial level of the body. It can be considered a protective shield that helps support the immune system and protect the body from physical injury. Acupuncture treatments can aim at strengthening the Wei Qi to promote more rapid healing.

This treatment is especially good for acute bruises, twists and sprains, blunt trauma injuries, swelling or bruises after a fall and or burns. It can support the healing of the muscles, skin, and pain associated.

About the Author:

Zhiling Trowbridge MD has been providing acupuncture to the community of Grand Rapids, MI since 2016.  She received her medical degree at Wayne State University.  She is board certified in family medicine.  She studied and taught acupuncture through the Harvard Structural Acupuncture Program.  She is also certified in acupuncture from the Helms Medical Institute.  


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