Pain Management

Pain relief and management at Hart Acupuncture & Nutrition¬†begins with a consultation with one of our providers to assess the individual’s history and present. Following an evaluation, we can create a path to pain relief. Jodie Lemery, L.Ac, LMT is a licensed acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist who specializes in pain management.


An acupuncture treatment consists of insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles into specific acupuncture points along the meridians. No, it does not hurt. A person may feel a slight pinch as the needle goes in, but the most common reported sensation is a tingling or feeling of warmth.

Jodie Lemery, L.Ac, LMT, offers multiple acupuncture modalities including Traditional and Chinese medicine, Five Elements, Meridian Style, Balance Method, Auricular, Scalp, Wrist, Ankle, Electrical Stimulation and Cupping.

Clear scientific evidence supports the use of acupuncture for the following conditions:

  • Nausea, including pregnancy and Chemotherapy related
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Stress Management including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Neuropathy
  • Side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation

Massage Therapy

People with chronic pain often turn to massage therapy to help naturally improve their quality of life. There’s a release of serotonin, which is the body’s natural production of anti-pain chemicals. Additionally, an aggravating factor in pain syndromes can be a lack of deep, restorative sleep. Massage is very effective at increasing deep sleep. With more deep sleep, you have less pain.

For people looking to naturally manage their chronic pain, massage therapy can improve quality of life by impacting mood as well as manage the pain. Massage can be a powerful tool for relaxing both mind and body. Marlena Pecora, L.Ac, LMT offers Tui Na Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Universal Reflexology, and Prenatal Massage.

Benefits of Managing Chronic Pain

  • Increases serotonin, which reduces pain naturally
  • Naturally increases deep sleep
  • Increases range of motion
  • Lowers anxiety and improves mood