The Pain Clinic
I eagerly opened my acupuncture general practice in the fall of 2010, soon after graduation.
In my first year of business, I treated lots of medical conditions, but the significant majority were coming in for pain. It was a blessing for me, because I loved helping people get stronger, regain range of motion, and get back to doing the stuff they love.
Being in the alternative healthcare field, most of my clients were looking for a drug-free solution for their particular pain, whether it was accident-related, general overuse, sports-related, or from surgery complications. No matter the pain source, I was interested in finding a solution.
As I saw patterns evolve, I formed a pain management protocol and treatments had a 3-pronged approach: acupuncture, soft tissue manipulation, and application of a topical analgesic to help promote healing by reducing inflammation and improving circulation.
This is where my interest in topicals began.