Callie Blackwood MSOM, LAc
(406) 570-8792

Boise Acupuncture for

Pain, chronic

Boise Acupuncture for Pain, chronic

Most people experience significant pain at some time in their lives—whether from an injury, illness, or an unknown cause. Pain is a warning signal, an alarm that goes off when your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong and out of balance.

What can you do about Pain?

No one should have to live with discomfort, but which treatment is right for you?

Chronic pain

Often times, people suffering take medication to dull the aches and soreness. Taking medication is understandable when trouble is constant and unbearable. It may be helpful to dull the symptoms for a short period of time, but it will not get at the root of the problem and correct it. Eventually the pain may get worse or become chronic. It is also possible for the medications to cause unwanted side effects and further compromise your health.

Our Boise Acupuncturist Can Help You. Call For Free Phone Consultation! 406-570-8792

Over time, if imbalances remain within the body, they will affect the functions of the Organ Systems. Some of these Organ Systems are involved in the production of Wei Qi (pronounced “way chee”). According to the theories of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, it is important to have the correct quality and quantity of Wei Qi circulating around the body in order to stay healthy.

Acupuncture & TCM is a time-tested, safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain. Unlike other methods of handling pain, there are no side effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledge the benefits of acupuncture in treating and eliminating pain due to a wide range of causes.

“I can not see a better solution to long-term chronic pain. There is no question in my mind that acupuncture is safer than surgery or drugs.” —Dr. Bruce Pomeranz, Neuroscientist, University of Toronto

Pain Relief & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners recognize that there is a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of pathways called meridians. Meridians are like rivers within your body. Wherever a river flows it brings with it water that provides nourishment and life to the land, plants and people around it. Likewise, meridians transport life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland in the body.

Many things can cause Qi to become blocked causing pain:

  • Poor diet
  • Physical trauma
  • Emotional trauma
  • Inherited weakness of Qi
  • Chemical, physical, and/or emotional stress

It is important for Qi to flow freely throughout the body– leading to pain relief. Think of water flowing through a garden hose. A blocked hose will not provide an adequate supply of water to a plant. Eventually, the plant will be unable to thrive, grow and blossom.

Similarly, a blockage in the flow of Qi anywhere in the body will inhibit the amount of nourishment that reaches our cells, tissues, muscles, organs and glands. Under normal circumstances, your body can easily return to good health and vitality. If the disruption of Qi is prolonged or excessive, or if your body is in a weakened state, the flow of Qi becomes restricted and a variety of symptoms, including pain, may arise.

Our Boise Acupuncturist’s Treatment for Pain

By inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points, the acupuncturist in our Boise office is able to break up blockages that have hampered the smooth flow of Qi. Once this is done, Qi can travel freely throughout the body, promoting pain-free health, well-being and vitality.

We Have High Success in Treating Chronic Pain

Acupuncture treats signs and symptoms of pain and discomfort, but more importantly, it can also get to the root of the problem. When the initial cause of the aches is corrected, your body can begin to heal on deeper levels.

We help the following chronic conditions:

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My dedication and oath for my practice

  • I dedicate myself to obtaining the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively offer Chinese Medicine as a healing modality to others and myself.
  • I dedicate myself to support life by making decisions based on high moral and ethical standards and being an example to my best ability of living a balanced and healthy life.
  • I vow to honor my ancestors my teachers and the lineage of Chinese Medicine that is being transmitted to me.
  • I vow to honor this gift of being called to service and I dedicate myself to remaining humble and honest with my gifts and abilities through all these endeavors.
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What our patients are saying

crystle-lynne-logan
Callie is amazing! Her knowledge of Chinese medicine is extensive and her presence is very calm and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed my acupuncture session and recommend her to anyone seeking an intuitive and knowledgeable therapist. I will be back!

Crystle Lynne Logan

gloria-ravi-inder-overcash
One of the most gifted healers and acupuncturists I have ever encountered. Callie is a natural.

Gloria Ravi Inder Overcash

judy-r
I've been having acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and many other types of wholistic touch type therapies for years. I had my first acupuncture session with Callie a few days ago and found it one of the best I've ever received. I highly recommend her and I will definitely go back. A couple of days later now, I no longer have neck pain, I'm feeling much more balanced and my sleep has improved. Boise is lucky to have Callie.

Judy R

amy-markhoff
Callie is an amazing acupuncturist! From the thorough intake to the amazing sessions, I really felt and experienced positive changes with my shoulder issues. The sessions are very relaxing and vitalistic, which is what I look for in a healer. I like working with someone who looks at helping facilitate healing within the body, and I really got that with Callie. I highly recommend her!

Amy M

waffle-art
Callie is one of a kind. A true gem on your path to health. She helped to rebalance me in some incredible ways. I apologize for the TMI, but I don't know how else to express that I had some female issues. Didn't get my period in months. With Callie's guidance, I was flowing once again. That's not all she did for me either. I would not only recommend her, I will continue to see her for my health maintenance. See her, you won't regret it!

Waffle Art

laurie-r
Callie is an amazingly gifted TCM practitioner. I have a sensitive system and am very particular when it comes to having anyone work with me. From her thorough intake process to her meticulous, compassionate process of treatment and her knowledge of elements and cures, Callie is by far one of the best I’ve ever been to in over 20 years. Boise is lucky to have her services!

Laurie R