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Acupuncture for
Post-Surgical or
Injury Recovery

Why Acupuncture for Post-Surgical and Traumatic Injury Recovery?

Research has shown that acupuncture can provide excellent results after many types of major or minor surgeries. 

Studies show that acupuncture after surgery decreases pain by 22-36% and decreases the amount of painkillers needed by 42%.

Numerous ways acupuncture helps to promote tissue healing and recovery: ​

  • increases bloodflow to areas of injury and overuse (especially good for ligament or tendon injury)

  • decreases pain and swelling

  • promotes healing of tissues after injury or surgery by increasing red and white blood cells to the area

  • decreases inflammation

  • helps re-establish nerve connections after surgery, trauma, or laceration

  • stimulates muscles to prevent atrophy during healing time

Results You'll See with Acupuncture as Part of your Recovery Plan:

  • decreased pain

  • decreased swelling

  • faster overall healing time

  • less dependency on pain pills

  • improved appearance of scars

  • improved range of motion

  • less bruising

  • less muscle atrophy 

  • return to work and the activities you love faster!

If you are unsure if acupuncture can help with your specific surgical recovery or injury, call our office at (385)242-0649 or email info{at} to answer any questions you may have.

Acupuncture for Post-Surgical


Pain & Recovery Support

Acupuncture can help ease post-surgical pain and promote tissue healing and recovery after surgery. Arranging for acupuncture shortly after surgery can help reduce pain, swelling, inflammation, and bruising from the procedure and help shorten recovery time. Flow Acupuncture is easily accessible for limited-mobility persons and post-surgical wheelchairs, crutches, or other mobility assistance. Your acupuncturist will ensure your comfort for the duration of your treatment, and modify treatments based on location of incision and bandaging.

Real Patient Testimonial After Surgery:

"Melissa, suggested acupuncture would aide in my recovery after I had my ACL replaced. I figured I would give it a shot and see if it helped me get back on my feet quicker, and boy was I glad I did.

We started treatment shortly after surgery and after the first session I noticed changes around the area of surgery.

I continued treatment for two weeks and found that although I had recently had surgery, the pain was very tolerable and that mobility was returning to my leg quite rapidly. Another incredible effect, was the bruising only lasted roughly a week after surgery.

Fast forward two months, I had my other ACL replaced but opted not to start acupuncture treatment right away, because I wanted to see what the difference would be. My new surgery was noticeably more painful and slower on the recovery than I had experienced with the other leg. Bruising still remains after four weeks and the stiffness has just started to diminish. This leg has been so much harder to deal with that I have contacted Melissa again and began getting it treated.

I would highly suggest utilizing acupuncture as a means to assist in healing your body post surgery.
I didn't believe that acupuncture would help with my recovery, so I tested it. The results between each leg were 180 degrees difference. I will continue to see Melissa, at Flow Acupuncture, due to her great breadth of knowledge and stunning customer service and I recommend her services to other skeptics like myself."

                                                                            - Ian, SLC

Acupuncture after

Injury or Car Accident

Accidents happen. Falls, crashes, or wipe-outs can cause injuries to hands, wrists, knees, feet, and ankles that may not cause serious damage - but can be incredibly swollen, bruised, and painful. Acupuncture can help reduce swelling and bruising after injury and improve range of motion. Whiplash or neck/back injury from car or ATV/motorcycle accidents can be greatly improved with acupuncture. Make an appointment for acupuncture as soon as possible after injury for best and fastest results.


Acupuncture for the


Reduction of Scar Tissue

“Every scar tells a story.” However, some people don’t desire to remember or share that story. Scars after surgery or injury can be an unwanted reminder of a traumatic event or simply an unsightly blemish. Scars and scar tissue can also sometimes cause pain or discomfort that persists long after surgery. Acupuncture can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of scars, break up scar tissue, and reduce pain associated with scarring. This typically involves numerous weekly acupuncture sessions, but results can be seen after just a few sessions!

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