Heal Scars Faster with Acupuncture!
Have a scar that is bothersome to you? Maybe your scar has grown in a bumpy, un-even pattern.
Perhaps you have a lack of sensitivity in the scar tissue area or sensation of cold in the area.
Scar Symptoms Acupuncture Treats:
Numbness, itching, tingling or sensation of heat or cold may be symptoms that acupuncture can help when it comes to scar healing.
- Heat/ Cold Sensation
- Faster Healing Time
Scars tend to respond well to acupuncture treatment and the tissue around it tends to heal and fade, faster!
How Many Acupuncture Scar Treatments are needed:
Usually you can expect to see and feel improvement in scar tissue within 6-12 Treatments, with frequency of treatments 1-2 times per week. Individual results may vary due to the health of the individual and how chronic (how long since the scar was formed).
Contraindications of Scar Treating with Acupuncture:
- Any scar that is less than 4-6 weeks old
- Frail or Weak individuals
Why Do You Have to Wait So Long To Treat Scars?
It is best to wait about 6 weeks after injury or surgery to allow the scar a chance to build it’s matrix of tissue. This is especially important with large area scars, such as over the abdominal area.
Examples of Scars Treated at Aleesha D Acupuncture:
- C-section abdominal scars
- Knee surgery scars
- Older, bothersome scars
Scars, such as C-section scars fade in appearance more quickly with acupuncture treatment. The sensation of feeling around the scar area improves and range of motion can also improve in the area for increased mobility. This is a real concern for most of our patients who wish to remain as active as possible. As with anything, individual results may vary. Factors which may increase an individual’s skin healing time may include; age, weight, genetics, medical history, and overall health of the individual. Weight can increase wound healing time as there is typically less oxygenation within the tissue due to cardiovascular issues.
What You Can Do to Help Scars Heal:
- Keep it Clean
- Keep it Moist
- Avoid Smoking
- Eat Nutritious Food & Hydrate
- Avoid Drinking Alcohol & Caffeine
- Follow Doctor’s advice on care for stitches
- For c-sections: Wait 3 months before exercise like plank to avoid straining the pelvic floor muscles
Avoid smoking. Smoking can slow down healing. This is why one must stop smoking for two weeks before plastic surgery!
Avoid drinking. Drinking Alcohol and Caffeine dehydrates the body and this is the opposite of what we are trying to do.
Eat good, quality food while you are trying to heal-this goes for anytime you are asking your body to do something extra! Good, quality whole-foods Proteins like poultry, fish, eggs and a good, quality collagen protein powder are good examples.
Collagen powder is another easy way to add more protein that is also easy to digest. Aleesha D Acupuncture carries the Great Lakes brand Collagen Hydrolysate which is easier to digest and does not turn to gel. This is great for collagen in the skin along with acupuncture cosmetic and acupuncture scar treatment. It easily melts into warm liquid and has the same benefits as an organic, homemade bone broth. I take it every morning and night as I no longer take time to make homemade bone stock from scratch.
Thanks for Reading!
Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc
Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.
She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance, low energy and for Cosmetic Acupuncture for wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines and improvement in overall skin tone . Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.
Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!
Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!
Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street just off Highway 169 with free parking.