Neck pain is a common medical condition that usually occurs in the area of the seven cervical vertebrae of the neck. This pain often varies from patient to patient in whether it is constant or intermittent. Dr. Bebe Chainni Lin at the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, California offers a combination approach incorporating acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and movement for the relief of neck pain.
The neck, back, and shoulders can all bear a heavy strain throughout the day. Over time this can wear down the structures of the neck causing gradual pain and inflammation to creep up. If you are especially active, or if you have been in an accident either through a motor vehicle collision, or during a slip and fall, pain can be sudden and acute. Dr. Bebe Chianni Lin sees patients who suffer from neck pain due to many issues, including:
In Oriental and Chinese Medicine, the main cause of acute neck pain can be caused by the stagnation, or blockage, of Qi and blood in the meridians pathways. In some cases, a deficiency of the functional organs like the kidney, liver, or spleen can be a cause.
Symptoms of neck pain can differ depending on the cause of the pain. This can include pain that is sharp, dull, stabbing, or burning. The pain can also lead to a stiff neck, shoulder, or back, limits mobility and range-of-motion in the joints. Often, the pain can travel from the neck into other areas of the body causing arm pain, jaw pain, head pain or ear pain. Some neck pain can even be associated with symptoms of nausea, headache, weakness, numbness, swelling, deformity, difficulty swallowing, or dizziness.
Once the root cause of the neck pain has been diagnosed, a treatment plan focused on the needs of the individual patient will be applied. Dr. Bebe Chianni Lin uses an alternative approach to healing methods to provide holistic treatment. Combining her knowledge of Chinese Medicine with acupuncture, acupressure, and Chinese herbal medicine provides patients a total body healing experience.
"Dr. Bebe Lin is an incredible acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Her practices inform and support each other wonderfully."
"Dr. Lin is an excellent Integrated Medicine practitioner. She spends the time to understand your medical history and your health goals."
"She's professional and would highly recommend to anybody looking to heal naturally. I love her!"