Treating Chronic Pain - We Do it Differently
Dr. Dawn Graziano
At Metta Perspective Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, We Have a Very Different Approach to Treating Chronic Pain.
Many people know exactly what to expect when they visit the doctor, dentist, and various medical professionals. Your name is called, you go into an exam room, your vitals are checked, and the info is entered into a computer. There is usually minimal eye contact. An average time with the Doctor treating you is about 15 minutes. That brief time is spent giving a brief overview of your symptoms, sometimes there is an exam, a diagnosis may happen, then ultimately - medications prescribed, or a referral given. You leave the office the exact way you came in: in pain, defeated, unheard, no plan to follow-up. Was the pain in your head? Is it “just stress”? Are you overreacting to a nagging condition that is “nothing to worry about”?
Treatment looks a little different here at Metta Perspective Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. Dr. Dawn believes in listening to your whole story. She wants to learn about lifestyle, diet, daily routines, and water intake. She want to know the depth of your history. She may ask questions that feel a bit odd; “What color is your stool? How many times a day do you have a bowel movement? What color is your urine?” Dr. Dawn will examine your tongue, look at your skin, feel your pulses. The answers to these questions are meaningful to guiding the healing of your whole body, mind, spirit. Everything about you leads to your ultimate diagnosis and treatment plan that is tailored to YOU as an individual.
Dr. Dawn does not offer condolences like "you're just getting older" and "this is something you're going to have to learn to live with." At any age, living pain-free and being able to enjoy life is attainable. With the right treatment plan and enough time, Dr. Graziano can help you get back to the life you love and the activities that bring you joy. There is nothing like watching our patients transform their health and ultimately, their entire lives.
We often hear that the fear of needles is why some people shy away from acupuncture. Honestly, most people do not like needles! Do not fear. It only feels like a mosquito bite initially and everything else after that is the body communicating valuable information. Dr. Dawn will patiently talk you through each initial treatment until you are comfortable and understand what each sensation is telling you. Every sensation tells a story. It is very rare that our patients are not comfortable with the process just after the first few needles. Most of the time they are already falling asleep. This is YOUR time and Dr. Dawn will intuitively take it at the speed that is appropriate for each person to heal making sure everything is as comfortable as possible.
Our valued patients have reclaimed their life though the various modalities that we use to treat pain and imbalance. What we offer is real solutions for chronic pain and complicated conditions that is rooted in ancient medicine while utilizing modern medical technologies.
If you are interested in breaking free of chronic pain or illness, please call (847) 701-5788 to schedule a consultation at Metta Perspective Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. Learn how we can help you live your best life.