Motor vehicle accidents happen and are a part of life. When you (or a loved family member or friend) are in a motor vehicle accident, acupuncture treatment can be an important component of your healing protocol. Being informed about the types of injuries and treatment options available after a motor vehicle accident will empower you to take action in returning to your pre-accident physical and emotional stability and well-being.

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Whether it is a minor fender bender or a more serious collision, you could be left with a lot of pain and discomfort. Seeking care right away can make a major difference in your recovery and reduce the chances of long-term health issues. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), offer a safe, effective way to treat your health concerns and optimizes your well-being after a motor vehicle accident. TCM acknowledges that car accidents can not only be painful physically but also stressful emotionally, leaving you with more anxiety and fatigue as your body tries to recover.

Acupuncture has the ability to successfully aid in the healing of soft tissue injuries, relaxing the muscles, relieving painful symptoms, helping your body regain its natural balance and vitality as well as alleviating any stress and anxiety.

In an accident you may experience physical trauma that disrupts and constricts the free flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) and blood leading to pain, stiffness, headaches and other problems. Acupuncture activates your body’s self-healing and self-regulating capacities, helping to bring great circulation to the area that is being treated and functions like a magnet for improved blood flow. Through Acupuncture, a consistent flow of blood is restored, returning the muscle to normal state of relaxation, flexibility, and reduced pain.

In the state of Oregon, any medical bills resulting from the motor vehicle accident are paid for by Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Oregon requires at least $15,000 in PIP coverage for you, and all passengers in your car, for a period of one year after a collision. Most importantly, you are allowed to seek care from the health care practitioner of your choice, including acupuncturists (no referral required).

Call and schedule your first step towards recovery today! 


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