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Acupuncture for Lower Body Pain

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. For lower body pain, such as back pain, hip pain, knee pain, or sciatica, acupuncture is often used as a complementary or alternative therapy to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

The principle behind acupuncture is that it helps restore the balance of energy flow, known as “qi” (pronounced chee), within the body. When there’s pain or illness, it’s believed that disruptions or imbalances in this energy flow occur. By inserting needles into specific points along pathways called meridians, acupuncturists aim to stimulate these points to restore the proper flow of energy, thereby reducing pain and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Meet Our Lower Body Acupuncturist: Dr. Chase Waters

Dr. Chase G. Waters
D.A.O.M., L.Ac., M.T.C.M., Dipl.Ac.


Dr. Chase G. Waters is a licensed doctor of Acupuncture & Botanical Medicine. He is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed to practice in the state of Oregon by the Oregon Medical Board. He completed his Doctorate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California where he studied Classical Chinese Medicine, Mental Health, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Waters completed his Integrative Medicine Internship and Residency at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California, in affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. During his residency, he received advanced clinical training through multiple rotations in Neurology and Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Waters’ clinical practice experience has helped him realize the most important factor in the patient-provider relationship is the relationship itself. He strives to make meaningful connections with patients and meet them where they are and assist them in achieving their optimal level of health and well-being. His clinical specialties are Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Trauma Therapy, and Psychosomatic Medicine. He utilizes a combination of traditional physical medicine modalities, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition counseling, biofeedback, and movement therapies such as yoga, tai chi, qigong and rehabilitative exercise.


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Why Use Acupuncture Therapy To Treat Lower Body Pain?

Pain Management: 

Acupuncture can effectively alleviate pain by stimulating nerves and muscles, prompting the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) and reducing inflammation.

Holistic Approach: 

It addresses not just the symptoms but also the underlying imbalances in the body’s energy flow, aiming for a holistic approach to healing.

Minimal Side Effects: 

Compared to some medications, acupuncture typically has minimal side effects when performed by a trained professional.

Individualized Treatment: 

Acupuncture treatments can be tailored to the individual and their specific pain condition. Practitioners customize the treatment based on the location, severity, and nature of the pain.

Complementary Therapy: 

It can be used alongside conventional medical treatments, enhancing their effectiveness or reducing the need for high doses of pain-relieving medications.

Long-Term Benefits: 

Some individuals find that acupuncture offers long-term relief, addressing the root cause of pain rather than merely masking it temporarily.

Discover the natural relief you deserve from lower body pain through acupuncture. Take a step towards holistic healing and reclaim your comfort and mobility. Experience the personalized approach of acupuncture tailored to address your specific pain. Contact us today to begin your journey towards lasting relief and improved well-being.

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Acupuncture Therapy for Hip, Leg, Knee & Foot Pain

When seeking acupuncture for lower extremity issues, consulting a qualified acupuncturist or healthcare professional can help determine the most suitable treatment plan for your specific condition.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Lower Extremities:

  • Pain Relief: It effectively alleviates acute and chronic pain in areas like the knees, hips, ankles, and feet by triggering the release of endorphins and reducing inflammation.
  • Improved Circulation: Acupuncture can enhance blood flow to the lower extremities, aiding in the healing of injuries and reducing stiffness.
  • Enhanced Mobility: By targeting specific points, acupuncture helps relax muscles, reduce tension, and improve joint mobility, allowing for better movement and flexibility.
  • Complementary Therapy: It can complement other treatments like physical therapy or medication, enhancing their effectiveness and promoting overall recovery.
  • Holistic Approach: Acupuncture doesn’t just address the symptoms but also aims to rebalance the body’s energy flow, promoting overall well-being.
  • Reduced Side Effects: Compared to some medications, acupuncture typically has minimal side effects, making it a favorable option for many seeking pain relief.
  • Individualized Treatment: Acupuncture sessions can be tailored to address the unique needs and conditions of each individual, offering a personalized approach to healing.

Experience the freedom from lower body pain with acupuncture. Discover the natural path to relief and revitalized mobility. Take the first step towards a pain-free life today—let our skilled acupuncturists tailor a personalized treatment plan just for you. Reclaim your comfort and movement. Embrace the healing power of acupuncture and start your journey towards a life without limits.

How Acupuncture Works to Help Your Lower Body:

Inserting thin needles at specific points stimulates nerves, triggering the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters. These natural chemicals help to alleviate pain and promote a sense of well-being.

Acupuncture can reduce inflammation in affected areas. By targeting specific points, it prompts the body to release anti-inflammatory substances, aiding in the healing process.

It enhances blood circulation to the lower body, promoting oxygen and nutrient delivery to injured or strained tissues. This increased circulation supports tissue repair and reduces stiffness.

Acupuncture helps relax tense muscles and reduce spasms, improving flexibility and mobility in the lower body.

According to traditional Chinese medicine principles, acupuncture aims to restore the balance of qi (energy) flow in the body. By inserting needles at precise points along meridians, it’s believed to correct imbalances, which can contribute to pain and discomfort.

Acupuncture may influence the nervous system, helping to regulate pain signals and promote a better response to pain stimuli.

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