Muscular Skeletal & Pain Management

Acupuncture has been successfully treating musculoskeletal and neurological disorders for thousands of years. The meridian system of acupuncture corresponds to nerve plexuses, and the myofascial and circulatory systems. Chinese medicine helps restore balance to these systems, optimizing function by improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, and addressing the underlying cause of muscular pain and dysfunction.


Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating: 

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis 
  • Stiff neck
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Stroke
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Shingles
  • Joint pain 


Dr. Parris can use a variety of therapies to treat your musculoskeletal disorders and pain syndromes, including a combination of acupuncture, electric stimulation, tui na (Chinese medical massage), cupping, and restorative exercise prescription. 

Acupuncture therapy moves qi and blood through the body, which restores the function of muscles, fascia, nerves, and lymphs. The reason acupuncture is so successful in treating musculoskeletal disorders and managing pain is because acupuncture actually communicates through fascia, the body’s connective tissue. Acupuncture points are selected both at the location of pain as well as along the affected acupuncture channel that is distal to the localized pain. Through these points, myofascial system communication is restored. . 

Fascia holds organs in place, offers a pathway for nerves and blood vessels, stores energy, attaches muscle to bone, and conducts electricity. In the myofascial system there are layers of water bound to collagen fibers that form a conductive pathway, allowing an electrical charge to travel rapidly throughout the body. The fascia becomes the conduit for this electrical energy, or qi, as it travels throughout our bodies.  

Acupuncture simply helps return these pathways to their natural flow. Our bodies have an innate ability to heal, and acupuncture therapy serves as a catalyst to restore function and relieve pain.