Soothe That Ache: Ancient Asian Healing for Modern Back Pain in Beaverton, Oregon
Traditional Asian Medicine – A Holistic Approach to Back Pain
While “Traditional Chinese Medicine” is a familiar term, Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) encompasses a broader, more inclusive range of healing practices across Asia. This wisdom, honed over millennia, views the body as an interconnected system where imbalances in energy flow (Qi) manifest as physical discomfort. In this holistic framework, lower back pain often arises from blockages or disruptions in Qi circulation around the lumbar spine and related organs.
Acupuncture – Restoring Balance, Relieving Pain
Dr. Sohn’s gentle acupuncture needles target specific acupoints – these energetic pathways act as gateways to your body’s natural healing potential. By stimulating these points, he aims to:
- Reduce inflammation: Acupuncture releases endorphins and other pain-modulating chemicals, offering relief without harmful side effects.
- Improve circulation: Stimulating specific points promotes blood flow, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to repair damaged tissues.
- Promote relaxation: Gentle needle insertion encourages deep relaxation, easing muscle tension and pain.
“I had chronic back pain for years, relying on painkillers to get through the day. After just a few acupuncture sessions with Dr. Sohn, the pain started to ease, and I’m finally regaining my mobility. His holistic approach and genuine care made a world of difference.” – Sarah L., Beaverton
Herbal Medicine – Nature’s Healing Arsenal
To complement the holistic approach, Dr. Sohn may prescribe personalized herbal formulas. Traditional Asian medicine boasts a vast pharmacopeia of natural remedies with well-documented efficacy in managing back pain. Some commonly used herbs include:
- Duhuo Jisheng Tang: This classic formula reduces inflammation and promotes joint health.
- Xiao Yao San: This herbal blend relieves muscle tension and supports digestive function, which can contribute to back pain.
- Wu Zhu Yu Tang: This warming formula improves circulation and alleviates cold-induced pain.
Combining Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine – Synergistic Healing
The true strength of Dr. Sohn’s approach lies in the synergy between acupuncture and herbal medicine. Acupuncture unlocks blockages in Qi flow, while tailored herbal formulas target the underlying imbalances causing pain. This combined approach offers:
- Long-lasting results: This holistic approach promotes lasting relief and overall well-being by addressing the root cause of pain, not just masking symptoms.
- Reduced reliance on medication: Many patients experience significant pain reduction, allowing them to decrease or even eliminate dependence on conventional painkillers.
- Personalized care: Dr. Sohn takes the time to understand your unique needs and tailors your treatment plan accordingly, ensuring a genuinely customized healing experience.
“I was skeptical at first, but Dr. Sohn’s combination of acupuncture and herbal remedies has been amazing. My back pain is almost gone, and I feel more energized and balanced than in years. I highly recommend him!” – John M., Hillsboro
Find Your Path to Pain Relief in Beaverton
If chronic lower back pain holds you back, Dr. Kihyon Sohn offers a beacon of hope in Beaverton. His dedication to Traditional Asian Medicine and its evidence-based integration with modern practices provides a unique and effective path to pain relief and renewed well-being. Contact Dr. Sohn today and embark on your journey toward healing and balance.
Our holistic wellness clinic 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.