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University of Maryland Orthopaedics offers classical Chinese acupuncture combined with modern medical treatment to provide pain relief.
This technique is an alternative, non-opioid option for muscular skeletal injuries and arthritis, as well as joint and spine pain. The process is generally painless and the needles are a fraction of the size used in other procedures.
- Auricular (ear) acupuncture
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Cupping—small glass cups that create suction on the skin to increase blood circulation
- Tuina—pressure on certain acupoints and muscles to open up blood flow and reduce pain
Patients are typically seen two to three times per week with the goal of once every two weeks when the condition is well managed. Sessions run 30-45 minutes.
Acupuncture services are also offered as part of pain management treatment at University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.