Chronic Pain

Unlock the transformative potential of natural healing at Acupuncture of Columbia in Columbia, MO. Explore our wide range of conditions treated, dedicated to nurturing your well-being and guiding you on your path to optimal health. Experience the benefits of our comprehensive approach to holistic healing.

chronic pain

Our approach to chronic pain

Our approach to chronic pain is holistic and patient-centered. We strive to understand your unique experience with pain, including its origins, your personal pain tolerance, and how it affects your day-to-day life. From this understanding, we craft a personalized treatment plan to help you regain control of your life and alleviate your chronic pain. Our natural treatments not only aim to relieve pain but also to address the root cause of your condition, promoting long-lasting relief and preventing recurrence. Our goal at Acupuncture of Columbia in Columbia, MO is to enhance your quality of life, empowering you to live pain-free.

what we help with

chronic pain conditions we treat

We specialize in treating a wide array of chronic pain conditions at Acupuncture of Columbia in Columbia, MO. Our skilled practitioners leverage the power of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and microcurrent therapy to provide relief from:

Acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal injuries prevent people from completing every day tasks due to intense and frequent pain. Our methodologies target the root cause of these issues, providing natural relief through holistic care.

Arthritis causes joint pain and stiffness, which can be debilitating. Our drug-free, surgery-free treatments target the root cause of arthritis pain, providing natural relief and improving joint mobility.

Back pain can make the simplest of tasks challenging. Our treatment approach seeks to alleviate back pain and improve spinal health, allowing you to return to your daily activities with ease.

Dental pain can be excruciating and persistent. We use acupuncture and other non-invasive techniques to manage dental pain, providing a natural and safe alternative to painkillers.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Our treatments focus on alleviating the pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia, helping you regain your quality of life.

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe joint pain. Our treatments aim to reduce the inflammation and relieve pain, providing you with natural, effective relief from gout symptoms.

Pain in joints or limbs can limit your mobility and quality of life. Our holistic treatments work towards improving joint health, alleviating pain, and enhancing your mobility.

Whether it’s due to injury or arthritis, knee pain can be debilitating. Our comprehensive treatment approach aims to alleviate knee pain and improve knee function, allowing you to move freely and comfortably.

Low back pain or sciatica can be persistent and disabling. Our treatments are designed to target the root cause of your pain, providing relief and restoring your mobility and flexibility.

Chronic neck pain can greatly affect your movement and comfort. Our treatments aim to relieve neck pain, improve neck function, and promote overall spinal health.

Repetitive stress injuries can cause pain and limit functionality. Our natural treatments aim to alleviate the pain, reduce inflammation, and improve functionality.

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Our treatments aim to reduce inflammation and pain, promoting healing and allowing you to walk comfortably.

Shoulder pain can limit your mobility and interfere with daily activities. Our treatments aim to alleviate shoulder pain, restore range of motion, and improve shoulder function.

Sports injuries can be painful and affect performance. We offer treatments designed to relieve pain, promote healing, and speed recovery, helping you return to your sport as quickly as possible.

TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Our non-invasive treatments are designed to alleviate this pain and improve jaw function.

Tendonitis and bursitis cause inflammation and pain in your tendons or bursae. Our treatments aim to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and restore mobility.

Wounds can lead to discomfort and hinder daily activities. Our specialized treatments focus on accelerating healing, minimizing pain, and improving recovery.

Lisa Young
February 19, 2021

Gina has created a very comfortable, relaxing atmosphere you won’t want to leave! The friendly staff go the distance to make you feel welcome and appreciated. The facility is very clean and organized, yet homey. Gina is an expert treating my neuropathy, easing my severe pain to tolerable. I recommend and trust her services to everyone.

Eric Kurzejeski
March 13, 2023

I have dealt with significant chronic neuropathic pain for 30 years. I have been repeatedly to the Mayo clinic and all the Md's Columbia has to offer as well as tried most alternative remedies. I have held off on acupuncture looking for a top notch practitioner. Gina, and her staff, have gone above and beyond, exceeding my expectations. And yes I have seen some reasonable, welcomed, relief from the treatment. But the overall approach and honesty in communicating what may and may not be possible is what sets Gina apart. No false promises here. I would recommend anyone that has a "hard to treat" case explore what Gina and her practice has to offer.

Jessica Brock
January 27, 2023

I have cervical dystonia and receive a lot of treatments for pain management but Gina's acupuncture is by far my favorite and the only one I look forward to. Each session she tailors treatment on my current pain locations and it gets me through the weeks! Everyone there knows your name and really seems to care!

M Dorn
November 9, 2022

Gina is the full package! Knowledgeable - compassionate- fun yet professional! I would recommend her highly to anyone dealing with pain of any sort!

kate lunn
October 31, 2020

I am forever grateful to Gina for helping me with an internal pain that no one could diagnose, back/neck pain and getting my hair to grow back. Laying on her table is the most relaxed I have ever been in my life, it's almost hard to explain unless you try. For me, when I walk out of her office I have pain relief, and the feeling you get after meditation and a power nap!

Barbara Carman
August 17, 2022

Gina is a very talented healer. Her acupuncture treatments are really helping with my chronic pain issues and my overall health. I'd tell anyone considering Acupuncture of Columbia, give them a call. You won't regret it.

LuShawna Gerdes
May 19, 2023

Besides just being an all-around rockstar of a human being, Gina's acupuncture treatments have greatly enhanced the quality of my life! I work in the field of evidence-based medicine and have learned about the amazing results with many conditions particularly pain, reproductive, and allergies. It is a shame that there is not funding for large scale studies so that the benefits of acupuncture can be shared and promoted more widely with greater credibility. Gina has treated and helped me with numerous conditions including back and neck pain, allergies, vocal polyps, uterine fibroids, anxiety, and tinnitus. In fact, after suffering for months with pulsatile tinnitus, a side effect of a severe upper respiratory infection, my ears popped immediately half-way through the first treatment and my symptoms resolved completely within a few weeks. For those that are new to acupuncture, it is important to understand that acupuncture treatments are dose dependent like most interventions. Therefore, you will likely need to make a commitment to weekly (or even twice weekly, depending on the condition) for 5 to 12 weeks to see long term results. Most of the evidence in the world medical literature support this concept along with my own personal experience. I strongly recommend Acupuncture of Columbia for its health outcome effectiveness, kind staff, and relaxing environment. You will not be disappointed.

Julie Lundsted
April 28, 2022

Gina is FABULOUS! She is kind and compassionate. My acupuncture treatments with her have helped my chronic back pain stay under control. Words can’t express how thankful I am to have found her!!

Mary Camille
September 26, 2022

I recently completed 10 acupuncture sessions with Gina to treat plantar fasciitis. If you have ever had plantar fasciitis you know it can be very painful! I have a 98% relief in pain. This was my first experience with acupuncture and pleased I tried it. I would definitely have acupuncture again in the future. The staff members are all very nice adding to my positive experience. The office/patient areas are very relaxing and comfortable which also enhanced whole experience. Thank you Gina,

Rayma Ireland
March 7, 2022

More than six years ago, I could not walk without a cane and my pain was excruciating. My massage therapist recommended acupuncture. Although I continue to keep my cane available, I have not used it for more than six years. Need I say more? Thank goodness for Gina and her expert services!

Charles Phillips
May 3, 2023

Gina is a true professional. She explained everything and makes each treatment as painless as possible. Her staff is also very friendly and helpful. I have an improved quality of life.

Clara Unger
April 6, 2023

i highly, highly recommend acupuncture of columbia. i have suffered chronic neck pain for three years without long term relief from any therapy i had attempted (physical therapy, chiropractic work, varieties of exercise, medication, muscle relaxers, radiofrequency nerve ablation, and more) and honestly (though mistakenly) saw acupuncture of columbia as a last ditch effort. since beginning my treatment in september of 2022, i have seen an unbelievable improvement in my quality of life. (as a college student, it’s pretty difficult when simply going to class requires the majority of my pain-free hours.) i am now able to remain pain free for a full month between treatments, a milestone i truly never believed i would reach. gina and the rest of the staff are incredibly kind and truly make my mornings better on days when i come in. my treatment plan has been clearly communicated to me from the start. i feel very well-informed of my own health and progress, and feel cared for on the more difficult days. if you live in columbia and have been considering acupuncture, i enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend acupuncture of columbia.

Emily Brown
January 25, 2023

Gina is the best thing that has ever happened to me! I had struggled with chronic pain for years before I found her and she really listened to me and helped me be able to manage my pain. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Sara Steen
June 13, 2023

Gina is an AMAZING HEALER!!! I met her 2 years ago after a traumatic event that left me with PTSD. After not sleeping for months due to nightmares, severe anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks and a nervous system that was stuck in fight or flight, I found relief that I desperately needed. I remember thinking I didn't even know if I could make the 45 minute drive to my first appointment because the images/flashbacks in my mind were so bad and they were constant. Gina listened with a kind open heart and assured me she could help. I felt like I was sharing with a real friend. In the first session, I could tell something was happening within me but I wasn't clear what it was. I was more relaxed for sure. Driving home I was shocked because it was a pleasant drive! The debilitating flashbacks were all but gone and that night I slept without nightmares for the first time! I cried many, many times before seeing Gina again because she had quite literally saved my life. I needed those things to STOP before I could do anything to help myself. I believe I did 10 sessions and herbs for a very reasonable price, especially when the treatment gets to the root of the problem rather than just treating some symptoms. Gina more than exceeded my expectations as a person and a healer. I will be forever grateful to her. I recently contacted Gina again for the ulna nerve problem I was having after having surgery 7 months ago on my elbow. The pain and weakness has continued to worsen. I have now had 3 sessions with Gina and it has improved tremendously. My last session reduced the pain even more than I thought possible. I'm very confident I am in the right place for the healing my body needs. I look forward to every visit. The office staff is always so kind, warm and greet me by name which I really appreciate. That alone says to me, "You are important to us."

Jane Goble
May 24, 2022

I’m having so much nerve pain relief after just a few treatments! Thank you Gina! Amazing!!

Yonder Info
May 10, 2023

I've been a patient of Gina's for a long time and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She is attentive and really listens to what you say when you have your appointments. She is also a wizard with herbal tea blends. I've seen her for everything from aches and pains, to perimenopausal and post menopausal symptoms. She has helped me through so much. I'd highly recommend her to anyone trying to heal through a non western medicine approach.

Bob Eames
June 15, 2022

If you have chronic pain or a swelling problem and pain medication hasn't worked--this is the place to go. Gina is an expert at relieving pain and her staff is wonderful. Just as importantly, her treatments fixed my insomnia and relieved my anxiety symptoms. Acupuncture of Columbia has my highest recommendation!

Becky Wheeler
November 6, 2023

I had been in pain for two and a half months. I had been to doctors and a dentist with no relief. Gina took care of the pain in 10 visits! Gina, Marisa and Sam are the most caring! I highly recommend Acupuncture of Columbia!

Renee Bradley
July 24, 2023

Gina and her team are amazing. From the first visit they just make you feel so welcome. Love going. And Gina has helped with my knee pain and honestly I feel better overall. My stress is so much less now. Highly recommended!

Adrienne Bonnett
July 30, 2020

Gina gave me my life back. I started seeing Gina July of 2019 going into my junior year of college at the University of Missouri. I have gastroparesis, a chronic illness that is known for the paralysis of the stomach and inability to digest food. For over 3 years I lived with chronic nausea and pain - taking away my quality of life. I had a feeding tube as my life line because I was unable to eat solid foods. Because my illness was so severe it took me a little while to see results, but I continued to receive weekly treatments. Around October of 2019 I started to have some relief with the nausea and pain and by December of 2019 I was eating specific solid foods. In May of 2020 I got my feeding tube removed and am eating solids without constant nausea and vomiting. I am so grateful for Gina and her persistence and expertise. She is a kind and true care taker.

Alyssa Verdi
June 16, 2022

The team at Acupuncture of Columbia is a delight! They always greet you with a smile and the atmosphere is amazing. I can't recommend their services enough if you're having pain with no relief from other forms of treatment.

Francisco Collazo
July 2, 2022

I went to see Gina at Acupuncture of Columbia after coming from Florida. At that time, I had lower back pain that was difficult for me to walk. After the 3rd session of acupuncture, I improved where I could regain movement and able to do my morning walks. It was my first experience which I highly recommend this acupuncture center. Thanks to Gina and all the staff at Acupuncture of Columbia.

Donna Casady
July 8, 2022

Shingles and the nerve pain that can follow (PHN) - is there any real hope for improvement? Yes! Acupuncture works and there are medical studies that prove it. I came to Gina a month after being diagnosed with shingles. The pain meds from doctors had not lessened my pain at all and they came with unwanted side effects. I could not stand for anything to touch my skin where the pain was - not my clothes, not the bedding, not even a loose hair that had fallen out of my head. They all caused intense pain. When I first started treatments here, the pain was horrible. Now at the end of my treatments, I feel like 98% of my pain is gone (and all I did was lie on a soft, warm table and almost dose off!). If you’ve got PHN, you’ve got to come see Gina. Don’t wait because that can make your recovery take longer and be more expensive. Gina is genuine and remembers conversations she has with you and will ask about those things/people at your next visit. Gina is encouraging and always asking how you're doing so she can better decide how to treat you. Everyone here calls you by name, too. You'll quickly feel like you're among friends!

Jessica Bodine
June 9, 2022

I had a wonderful experience with Acupuncture of Columbia. I was in Columbia because a family member was having a medical procedure and started having severe pain in my hip/back/sciatica. They were able to get me in super fast and helped me so much. I super appreciated that they would see me knowing that I wouldn’t be a long term client due to actually living far away! Thank you, Gina! You are amazing! Everyone was so friendly and made me feel so welcome and comfortable!

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