Finding Relief from Back Pain with Dr. Kihyon Sohn’s Traditional Asian Medicine Approach: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Understanding Back Pain
Back pain is a common ailment that affects millions of people worldwide. It can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that significantly impacts daily activities. The causes of back pain vary widely, including muscle strain, ligament sprain, arthritis, and herniated discs.
Traditional Asian medicine, encompassing acupuncture and herbal therapy, has been used for centuries to address back pain effectively. This approach views the body as an interconnected system, emphasizing restoring balance and harmony within the body to promote healing.
Dr. Kihyon Sohn’s Approach to Back Pain Treatment
Dr. Kihyon Sohn, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Beaverton, Oregon, has extensive experience treating back pain using traditional Asian medicine techniques. He believes in a holistic approach, considering the individual’s unique symptoms, lifestyle factors, and overall health.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Sohn thoroughly examines the location, severity, and patterns of back pain. He also inquires about medical history, lifestyle habits, and other relevant factors contributing to the pain.
Based on the comprehensive assessment, Dr. Sohn develops a personalized treatment plan that may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations.
Acupuncture for Back Pain Relief
Acupuncture is a core component of Dr. Sohn’s back pain treatment strategy. This ancient technique involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points. These points stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms, alleviating pain and promoting overall well-being.
For back pain, acupuncture is particularly effective in reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and releasing muscle tension. Studies have shown that acupuncture can provide significant pain relief for a variety of back pain conditions.
Herbal Medicine for Back Pain Management
Herbal medicine is complementary to Dr. Sohn’s approach to back pain treatment. He utilizes traditional herbal formulas tailored to each patient’s specific needs. These herbal remedies aim to address the underlying causes of back pain and promote long-term healing.
Dr. Sohn carefully selects herbal formulas based on their anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and circulation-enhancing properties. He also considers individual sensitivities and potential interactions with the patient’s medications.
Lifestyle Recommendations for Back Pain Prevention
In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, Dr. Sohn provides personalized lifestyle recommendations to help patients prevent back pain recurrence and promote overall health. These recommendations may include:
- Maintaining a healthy weight: Excess weight can strain the back, exacerbating pain.
- Engaging in regular exercise: Exercise strengthens muscles, improves flexibility, and promotes overall health, reducing the risk of back pain.
- Maintaining proper posture: Good posture reduces stress on the back and helps prevent pain.
- Practicing proper lifting techniques: Improper lifting can lead to back injuries.
- Managing stress: Stress can exacerbate back pain. Relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation can be helpful.
Dr. Kihyon Sohn’s approach to back pain treatment, combining traditional Asian medicine techniques, personalized care, and lifestyle recommendations, provides a comprehensive and effective avenue for managing back pain and promoting overall well-being.
Kihyon Sohn Acupuncture is on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, NW, and SW Portland. We have on-site parking, a handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor for everyone’s convenience. Please call us at (503) 404-4567 for a same-day appointment. It’s a good idea to call or book online in advance.