“Acupuncture stimulates the release of adenosine (the body’s natural painkiller), reduces inflammation, and improves oxygen flow and tissue function.”


Nine out of ten adults will experience chronic pain at some point in their lives. Common causes of musculoskeletal pain include sports injuries, auto accidents, pulled muscles, sprained ligaments, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and osteoarthritis.

Acupuncture and massage have been shown to be extremely effective for chronic pain. Acupuncture stimulates the release of adenosine (the body’s natural painkiller), reduces inflammation, and improves oxygen flow and tissue function at the needle site. Neuroimaging studies have also shown that acupuncture can increase the number of receptors for pain-reducing neurotransmitters.


1. Consultation
On your initial visit, you will have a half-hour consultation with a Clinic Director to discuss your pain and medical history. We will also examine your problem area(s) for inflammation, muscle knots, and signs of strain on your ligaments and tendons.

2. Personalized Treatment Plan
Based on the consultation, you will receive a personalized treatment plan that usually ranges from 4 – 12 treatments in length based on the severity of your condition; some may be even shorter or longer. We treat most pain conditions with combined acupuncture and massage sessions, layering the effects of both techniques for optimal benefit.

3. Re-Evaluation
At the conclusion of your treatment plan, we conduct a re-evaluation to measure improvement, both subjective (e.g. Do you feel better?) and objective (e.g. Has your range of motion increased?). Most people experience substantial improvement from the initial visit, and only need maintenance and preventive care after the re-evaluation.

*Note: Pain Relief can be combined with any of our other services. For example, if you suffer from both back pain and stress, we can combine your Pain Relief and Wellness treatments into the same sessions.


Two separate studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine have both concluded that acupuncture is more effective for body pain than conventional medications.

In 2007, more than 1,100 patients in Germany were randomly assigned to receive either conventional medication for pain or acupuncture. 47% of patients in the acupuncture group reported significant improvement, compared to only 27% in the usual care group.

In 2009, a team led by Dr. Daniel Cherkin of the Center for Health Studies in Seattle found similar results, with improvement in 60% of the acupuncture group vs. 39% of the usual care group.

Research Links:
Study Says Acupuncture Eases Arthritis Pain, Washington Post
Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function, NIH
What to Ask About Osteoarthritis, New York Times
Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Shoulder Pain, JACM
Acupuncture Works for Back Pain, USA Today
Acupressure Good for Back Pain, BBC
Ear Acupuncture for Back Pain During Pregnancy Dr. Weil
Nerves Tangle, and Back Pain Becomes a Toothache New York Times


Early in May I woke up with excruciating pain in my neck, shoulder blade and arm due to a pinched nerve. Sitting and lying down made the pain worse. I went through the yellow pages looking for an acupuncture doctor and booked an appointment with Dr. Wang. The reason for choosing her was simply because she could see me right away without waiting. At that time I knew nothing about her competency. After the first treatment the pain subsided but returned after a few hours. I went back a day later and got my second treatment and began to see a noticeable improvement. I’ve had about 7 treatments as of this writing and feel 98% better. I’m thrilled that I was able to resolve my issue without the conventional allopathic medicine. I consider myself very fortunate for finding Dr. Wang who has proved her competence to me and she has treated me thoroughly as well as educating me on self care. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking acupuncture treatment. - P.F.

To manage my back and leg pain in the past, I have benefited for a short time from orthopedics and physical therapy, pain medications, yoga, exercise, acupuncture and chiropractic. However, as the pain returned, I revisited acupuncture, with outstanding results this time. Nabacu’s Aifei Wang approaches my back problems as part of my overall well-being. In addition to helping relieve the back pain, her holistic approach has alleviated my insomnia, lifelong digestive issues, and pent-up stress. And she extends her treatment mission to include education: she has helped me to better understand and improve my own health. I am thankful for her expertise and her compassionate approach to healing. – B.P.

I have worked with a variety of acupuncturists and Ms. Wang is exceptional. I have immediate relief from foot pain, a prescribed treatment to deal with several other challenges, and appreciate her warmth and professionalism in working with me to get healthy. - N.H.

Had shoulder pain for 15 years, after going to numerous doctors with no success I wanted to try acupuncture. It relieved my pain after only one visit. – L.W.

Pain in left knee after walking or sitting with bent knee for a long period, now pain is mostly gone. – S.M.

I had a severely damaged right shoulder with three torn tendons, and a general depression resulting from this condition. After three months of acupuncture treatments in conjunction with physiotherapy and excercise, I had significant improvement in mobility and muscle recovery. Also, a improvement in overall well-being. – J.C.

Before starting acupuncture, I had limited range of motion in my right shoulder and pain when lifting objects. I also had limited strength in that hand. After acupuncture, my arm is functional again. There is no more pain and the strength in my hand has improved drastically. My knuckles also used to click and now move smoothly. Thank you so much! – H.E.

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