Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Pain Relief in Boulder County

Christopher Brown, MSOM, LAc.              

303-817-3938  -

Flowing Spring Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine         
103 E. Simpson, Suite 100
Lafayettte, CO 80026

“All the bodies' healing properties flow in the blood”. 

This simple statement helps to illustrate a key objective in Oriental Medicine, the restoration of full blood flow to any injured area. When proper blood flow is regained, injured areas can take full advantage of the powerful healing properties inherent in the human bloodstream; namely, the ability to reduce inflammation, remove damaged cells, and rebuild healthy tissue.

Chinese medical theory holds that the bodies' energies, its life-force or “qi”, flows through well-mapped-out pathways. Many of these pathways pass into and through the brain. It is through these pathways, called channels or meridians, that blockages in blood flow can be opened using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Micro-circulation in the vessels and capillaries can be restored to begin the process of reducing swelling and pain. Reduction in swelling and inflammation will further allow increasing flow of blood and qi to speed the repair of damaged tissues.

Because injuries in the enclosed bony box of the cranium can be especially hard to target with conventional methods, acupuncture and Chinese herbs should always be considered as part of the treatment plan for concussion and TBI. The precise mapping of the meridians and channels allows the practitioner to direct the bodies' healing energies up through the neck and to the traumatically injured areas of the brain. Acupuncture works from the outside, and Chinese herbs work from the inside to powerfully enhance the natural healing response. These same treatment principles also apply to strokes.

In addition to directly assisting in the healing of injuries, traditional Chinese medicine can also help with major symptoms which often accompany traumatic brain injury and concussion, such as anger, anxiety, depression, sadness, insomnia, fatigue, memory loss, pain, and many others. Traumatic brain injury pain relief in Boulder can be achieved with acupuncture and acupuressure therapy. This is accomplished naturally, without drugs or surgery.

Please feel to contact me with any questions regarding brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and Oriental medicine, I will be happy to talk with you.