Santa Cruz Acupuncture of Capitola

Knee Pain and Dysfunction

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KNEE RECOVERY

Acupuncture is highly efficacious in the treatment of chronic and acute knee pain including tendonitis, arthritis, and post-traumatic and post-surgical injury recovery. Knee treatments usually begin with one to three acupuncture visits per week and demonstrate significant results within the first two weeks. Results include greater range of motion, decreased swelling, and the reduction or elimination of pain. In addition, knee treatments prevent the onset and progression of degenerative knee disease. Often, electroacupuncture is applied to encourage greater blood circulation to the affected region. This treatment reduces pain, allows for tissue repair, prevents the formation of scar tissue and nourishes the tendons.  For many years, my patients have enjoyed this remarkable and important benefit of acupuncture- knee recovery.
There are numerous studies from the finest research institutions in the United States that prove the effectiveness of acupuncture.  For example, a study released in December 2004 notes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.  Dr. Stephen Straus, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine notes, “For the first time, a clinical trial with sufficient rigor, size, and duration has shown that acupuncture reduces the pain and functional impairment of osteoarthritis of the knee.”

 

Knee Pain

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic and acute knee pain including conditions due to injuries, tendonitis, and arthritis.  Acupuncture is also an important procedure following surgical correction of knee disorders such as ruptured ligaments and tendons.  The application of acupuncture eliminates pain, stimulates tissue repair, reduces recovery time, and restores normal range of motion.  Acupuncture is also effective in strengthening the knee so that it does not buckle (“give out”) when standing and walking. 

Western science has now proven that acupuncture is an important and effective treatment for knee pain and the correction of knee dysfunction.  Numerous studies now support acupuncture for the treatment of knee pain including a study demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis.  In December of 2004, a division of the National Institutes of Health, the NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine), in conjunction with the National Institute of Arthritis published their research findings concerning acupuncture and the treatment of knee pain in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  The research conclusively notes that acupuncture is an effective treatment for arthritis of the knees.

My patients are often pleasantly surprised by the success of acupuncture for the treatment of knee pain.  Many new patients note that they have “given up” hope after years of medications and at least one or more surgical procedures and physical therapy.  These patients are perhaps the most surprised to discover that only a few acupuncture treatments reduce or eliminate their knee pain and also restore strength, stability, and range of motion.  Acupuncture achieves this result by stimulating the micro-circulation of blood and bodily fluids in the affected regions of the knee.  In this way, the endocrine system (the body’s “chemical factory”) receives the proper neurological impulses to produce the secretions necessary to engage the healing process.

Serving Santa Cruz County in Capitola for over 18 years.

 

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Conveniently located on the corner of 49th St. and Capitola Road in Capitola, the Capitola Health Center is located across the street from the Shadowbrook Restaurant parking lot.  The Capitola Health Center is 5 minutes from Capitola Village and just a few blocks from the ocean.

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The Capitola Health Center is located near 41st Ave and Highway 1 in Capitola between Soquel, Aptos, and Santa Cruz.  The clinic is also convenient for Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, UCSC, Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Palo Alto and surrounding areas. Adam White, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist serving Santa Cruz County for over a decade including Aptos, Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Bonny Doon, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Hollister, Gilroy and surrounding areas.

© Adam L. White, L.Ac. 1999

Capitola Acupuncture

Call (831) 476-2022

Capitola Health Center
4895 Capitola Road
Capitola, CA

My clinic in Capitola celebrates its 18th anniversary at this location.  Capitola Acupuncture is located in Santa Cruz County by the jewel box just a few blocks from the ocean and near the Shadowbrook restaurant on the corner of 49th St. and Capitola Road in beautiful Capitola-by-the-Sea.  Experience relief from pain and the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine at my Capitola location.

The Capitola acupuncutre clinic features full service insurance billing.  To learn more about your coverage, call our office or click the following: Santa Cruz Acupuncture of Capitola Insurance Coverage.