Are you prepared to have a solid beginning to the New Year? For a large number of Americans living with the constant torment of pain, treatment choices can feel exceptionally constrained. Long time use of painkillers may bring about irreversible symptoms like liver and kidney damage. If you are among the millions of people who suffer chronic pain, acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be a superior alternative to medications or surgery for you.

Join Dr. Li Zheng and Dr. Jing Fan on January 2-3, 2016 for their unique Pain Management Retreat in Boca Raton, FL! The subject of this retreat is the treatment of chronic neck, back, and knee pain by combining self-healing, acupressure, joint alignment and acupuncture. Learn how to take control of your body and return to the days of pain-free living!

Why is this retreat unique?

It combines acupuncture, acupressure and joint realignment. After you have acupuncture or acupressure, your muscles, tendons and ligament will be less tight. Then, realignment techniques will effectively rebalance the joints and the adjacent muscles, tendons and ligament. On the other hand, if you try to realign the back or other joints when your muscles are still tight, it can injure the soft tissues in the surrounding area.

What is tai chi?

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese custom that is still frequently practiced today. It includes a progression of developments performed in a moderate, centered way that produces profound relaxation and serenity. Tai chi encompasses a wide range of styles, which could focus on aspects anywhere from spiritual wellbeing to the more martial arts form of these exercises.

Tai chi is low impact and does not put significant weight on the muscles and joints, making it for the most part, safe for all ages and wellness levels. Since tai chi is a low impact exercise, it is particularly suitable if you do not work out on a regular basis.

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is a type of conventional Chinese therapy that aims to correct unevenness in the energy or chi in the body. To do that, experts utilize fine, stainless steel needles to fortify the body's 14 energy-conveying channels or meridians. Acupuncture can decrease your pain level by boosting the body’s production of pain-fighting hormones such as endorphins.

Even if you fear needles, you may still get some of the benefits of acupuncture through acupressure. Acupressure involves the application of pressure at acupuncture points and improves the body’s overall flow of energy. Although acupressure cannot replace the full suite of acupuncture’s benefits, it is easy to do at home for people who may not necessarily have the time or money for acupuncture treatments.

Who experiences neck pain?

For some individuals, the work environment is a major and unavoidable cause of their neck and back issues, since they must sit at their desks, looking at their computer monitors day in and day out. For these patients, regular treatment is needed because the triggers for their pain cannot be circumvented.

Other causes of neck pain include improper posture: keeping your head in a misaligned position can cause your neck muscles to spasm, your vertebrae to go out of alignment and you to experience limited range of motion. Neck pain can also result from trauma like car accidents or cancer.

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