Eastern Medicine treats the body, mind, and spirit. We believe in treating each patient with a comprehensive strategy involving acupuncture, nutrition, and Chinese herbal medicine. One of the impressive and incredible ways in which acupuncture and Chinese medicine works is by treating the body as a whole. This approach can help alleviate the symptoms of many different kinds of pain, from headaches to orthopedic to neurological.

Acupuncture for Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain

Whether your low back pain is caused by muscle spasms, disc disease, nerve irritation, arthritis, or pregnancy, acupuncture and massage therapy are effective treatments to help manage your pain. In many clinical studies, acupuncture has been shown to reduce local inflammation of muscle tissue, promote blood circulation and tissue repair to injured areas.

Acupuncture also induces your body into releasing natural opioids, or pain killers, to reduce pain. Your acupuncture treatments and massage sessions will be customized to your specific needs depending on your condition. Once your pain has been reduced, an exercise, strengthening and stretching program may be implemented.

Neck and Shoulder Relief

One of the best and most successful ways to alleviate neck and shoulder pain is with acupuncture treatments coupled with massage therapy. The neck and shoulder region is a very delicate area. Susceptible to cold weather, the muscles easily stiffen and problems ensue: headaches, neck pain, and even a higher frequency of cold viruses. Acupuncture is a simple and effective way to clear away viral infections and alleviate pain, pressure, and inflamed muscle tissue.

Several studies and neuroimaging have demonstrated the connection between the brain and what happens when the body is stimulated by acupuncture needles. Not only is there a reduction in pain and inflammation, but the immune system is triggered as well. There are also many herbal medicines, supplements, and topical gels that are extremely effective at reducing pain and preventing further injury. Whether your treatments are for acute muscle spasms, illness, or headaches, acupuncture and massage therapy are an excellent choice for better health.

Headaches & Migraines

One of the most important steps to overcoming headache pain is determining the type of headaches you are suffering from, and getting to the root cause. Learn more about acupuncture for headaches and migraines.

Meet Marin L. Kokin, L.Ac.

Marin — acupuncturist, nutritionist, and owner of the Kokin Healing Center — is beloved by her patients. Read about patients that have found success at the Kokin Healing Center in Calabasas.

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