Holistic Wellness in Austin, TX

Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache


A life without pain would be nice, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, that’s pretty unusual because life happens.  Either there are injuries or repetitive stresses or disabilities or imbalances that, one way or the other, make themselves felt as a dulling, throbbing ache or a sharp, stabbing pain or a cramp that causes you to seize up without warning.  Pain hurts!  Wouldn’t it be great to do something about your pain?

Pain_booksIf you’re reading this, you are looking for relief from a a stiff neck, an aching back, painful hips, zinging feet and/or stiff, aching hands.

Your neck pain keeps you up at night or leaves you with headaches.  Your sore back means that you can’t bend down to pick up your child or grandchild, or maybe you no longer can participate in activities that you used to enjoy, like sports or gardening or fishing.  Your painful hips mean sitting hurts but you can’t go out and enjoy much when you’re standing, either.  Your feet stop you from enjoying hikes or cute shoes or dancing on a Saturday night.  Your hands, especially if you use them in your work or leisure activities (Are you a musician or a surgeon, a haircutter or a weekend exercise enthusiast?  Do you love to knit or paint?), need to not hurt because you really use them…and yet, they do hurt, and quite a lot.  Pain gets in the way of a happy, fulfilled life and it’s frustrating and apt to spiral.

You know what? I can help you!  Each individual’s pain is unique and yours is too.  Figuring out what causes your pain and what can be done to alleviate your pain is my mission from the moment you first walk in until you tell me “Thank you, I feel great!” at the end of your session.


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You want to be able to take walks or go for a jog.  You’d love to be able to sleep easily again.  If you use your hands for your life’s work you want to be able to perform your professional activity without hindrance. I know my musician clients love not having stiff fingers and my hair stylists are very glad to be able to work without excruciating aches in the wrist and forearm.  I just gave a treatment to a surgeon recently and they got up off the table and marveled at how amazing their back, neck, and dominant hand felt as a result of some cupping followed by tui na massage therapy.  Another one of my success stories involves a client with Morton’s neuroma (those horrible inflamed nerves one can get on the foot…oh, do they hurt!).  After a series of treatments, this person no longer felt an excruciating zing with every step.  Instead, they are now able to walk, wear cute shoes, and complete their work obligations without wincing every time they set their foot down.  Their results are amazing and so very gratifying for both of us.


For further reading: **What is tui na?** **Benefits of tui na**  **Tui na or acupuncture?**  **Foot pain**  **Musicians’ health** **Cupping therapy** **Chinese medicine & Spartan Races**


If you want to read more, check the blog posts I’ve linked, above.  Otherwise, why wait?  Book now, and come see me in either my North or my South Austin office.  If you come see me, I will assess your situation clearly and concisely, I will create a session made just for you, and I will outline a holistic plan for continued improvement.  Together, we can do something about how you feel so that you can live the best, most pain-free life available to you.  Traditional Chinese medicine, be it in the form of bodywork therapy, acupuncture, or lifestyle change, can change your life.

Do you want to be able to relax?  Enjoy a walk?  Recover faster from a sports injury?  Play an instrument?  All sorts of things can change for the better when you take good care of yourself and find the right practitioner.  If you’re in Austin, come see me.

Are you ready to do something about your pain?






Two Hearts Wellness is a local holistic health and wellness outfit with a passion for all things nourishing, including but not limited to: joyful living, great food, art, and literature, and–of course–traditional Chinese medicine.  If you want to learn more about me, click here and do feel free to follow my blog and/or my Instagram, connect with me on Facebook, or contact me here to set up an appointment for health coaching services.  If you’re interested in acupuncture, herbs, and/or Asian bodywork therapy, click here to book an appointment online.

Acupuncture is great for you but if you’re nervous about needles there are certainly other options.  Have you ever thought to try traditional Chinese bodywork? In addition to acupuncture, I offer tui na (similar to massage) and other ancient Chinese therapies, including cupping, gua sha, moxa, and more.  If you are looking for a holistic wellness consultant and coach, my services can entail short or longer term programs.  You are your own best investment, and when you take charge of your wellbeing you invest in yourself now and for the benefit of your future.

Note: Material on this web site is not intended to replace your treatment or care provided by an MD. It is for educational/entertainment purposes only. A TCM practitioner in Texas identifies syndrome patterns but does not diagnose illness.  Always consult your primary care doctor for health concerns.

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