Hummingbird Wellness Boulder, 3775 Iris Ave. #6, Boulder, CO 80301

Pain Relief & Sports PErformance boulder

A safe and natural way to pain management and to increase sports performance

PAin Relief

Our board-certified Chinese medicine practitioners are highly skilled in specialized techniques of acupuncture, dry needling, cupping, and electroacupuncture specific to physical pain issues and increasing sports performance. 

 

Acute & Chronic Pain

We help you get relief from back and neck pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint pain, or inflammation.

Sports Injuries

Stay in the game with regular sessions that speed up recovery and provide fast relief, while maintaining optimal performance.

Migraines & Headaches

Don’t just treat the symptoms of your migraines and headaches, tackle the root cause by addressing any underlying imbalances.

Acupuncture for Pain and Sports Performance

Are you an athlete who would like to improve your performance?
Do you have unresolved pain?

Our board-certified specialists treat World-Class athletes: ultra-marathon runners, track athletes, professional cyclists, elite rock climbers, CrossFit game competitors, and weekend warriors. 

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We've helped thousands of people feel better

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We are available for in-clinic or virtual appointments Monday-Friday. 

Our acupuncture clinic is located in Boulder, CO.

Acupuncture

Experience the best care possible at our clinic, where our certified acupuncturists are dedicated to providing personalized attention to each patient.

Acupuncture is a healing system that has been in use for over 3000 years and has proven to be highly effective. Today, scientific research has also confirmed its ability to treat various medical conditions, making it a trusted and reliable form of therapy.

Acupuncture can benefit a wide range of medical conditions, but for the best results, it is recommended to schedule 3-9 sessions depending on the condition being treated. Regular and ongoing acupuncture sessions are necessary for long-term care.

 

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Dry Needling

Dry needling is a method of treating trigger points through intramuscular stimulation. The diagnosis of dry needling is limited to palpation of tender areas on the patient and does not include potential systemic causes for the pain. It treats two types of pain: neuropathic pain, caused by the damage or dysfunction of a nerve, and nociceptive pain, which is most common in headaches, osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, and myofascial pain.

The technique involves inserting a needle into a trigger point, an area of tenderness in a muscle, fascia, ligament, tendon, or periosteum. When muscle fibers contract and refuse to relax, knots form and cause blockages in blood flow and nerve communication, which result in nerves sending pain signals from that location.

Inserting a dry needle causes the nerves in the area to stop firing until the muscle knot becomes too fatigued to sustain the spasm. In this way, dry needling is similar to sending the muscle into a state of shock, where it becomes flaccid and releases its hold.

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Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture refers to applying a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles or acupuncture points on the body, even without needles. The current used typically ranges between 40-80 volts, but it does not transmit through the body. Instead, it provides enough stimulation for the patient to feel a slight pulsating sensation.

A standard electro-acupuncture treatment session usually lasts 10 to 20 minutes and rarely exceeds half an hour. Although it is a relatively recent development in the ancient method of acupuncture, the concept behind it corresponds directly with long-held beliefs. Acupuncture is based on the idea that a person’s “qi” or life force runs through the body along particular meridians, and specific points on the body correspond with these meridians.

Chronic pain and illnesses can be relieved by stimulating these points using touch. An alternative way to stimulate these points and enhance the body’s natural energy is by using a gentle electrical current instead of, or in addition to, acupuncture needles.

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