Is chronic pain stopping you from doing what you love?

Get relief from sports injuries with FAST™

Innovative Treatment Approach

HanLing Acupuncture Healing Center specializes in the treatment of chronic pain for soft tissue and sports injury. Many of our patients have suffered for years with chronic shoulder, knee,and back pain and have found no relief from cortisone shots, prescription drugs, and invasive surgeries. The trademarked clinically proven FAST™ technique was developed by Steve Liu, L.Ac. and Wen Ting, L.Ac. for effective resolution of chronic pain and sports injuries.

What is Chronic Pain?

About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for months or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person.

The symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • Mild to severe pain that does not go away
  • Pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical
  • Feeling of discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness

Pain is not a symptom that exists alone. Other problems associated with pain can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest
  • Weakened immune system
  • Changes in mood including hopelessness, fear, depression, irritability, anxiety, and stress
  • Disability

Hear how Dr. Kenneth Gossler Healed his chronic hamstring pain from a running injury in just 8 treatments with FAST™

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What is Soft Tissue Injury?

Soft tissue injury happens to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Some common words used to describe soft tissue injury include “sprain,” “pulled muscle,” “torn ligament,” and more specifically, “rotator cuff injuries,” “tennis elbow,” “hamstring injury,” and “plantar fasciitis.”

Soft tissue can be injured in one of two ways. First, the soft tissue involved could be directly injured or torn. In other cases, injury occurs due to prolonged or repetitive strain.

With all soft tissue injuries, the sufferer experiences a lack of oxygen supply to the soft tissue involved and the body responds by depositing scar tissue to heal the injured tissue. Untreated scar tissue is the major cause of re-injury and chronic pain, usually after thinking that the original injury had fully healed.

Clinically Proven FAST™ Technique

The trademarked clinically proven FAST™ technique was developed by Steve Liu, L.Ac and Wen Ting, L.Ac for effective resolution of chronic pain and sports injuries. The treatments consist of “cross-fiber” massage, laser acupuncture, and low-level light therapy.

Cross-fiber massage, otherwise known as “transverse friction massage,” bears no relationship to conventional massage. It re-initiates the inflammatory process of a scarred tendon or ligament.

Acupuncture induces the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, and relaxes the muscles associated with the tendons.

Often a tight muscle may be a culprit of a tendon injury of unknown cause. Then, low-level light therapy is applied to the injured area to increase the production and release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps increase blood circulation, stimulation and production of collagen, reduction of swelling and pain, and ultimately in the regeneration of healthy tissue. Low-level light therapy is completely safe and the laser equipment is FDA-cleared.

The following conditions are treatable with the FAST™ technique and are resolved on average of 5-10 treatment sessions.

Sprains to the spine including lower back, upper back and neck

Sprains to the legs including ankles and feet

Sprains to the shoulders and arms including upper arm, elbows, wrists and hands

Shoulder tendonitis

Tennis Elbow

Wrist/thumb Tenosynovitis

Knee, ankle, and foot ligament injuries

Achilles Tendonitis

Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)

Quad and hamstring tendonitis

Chronic muscle scar tissue

Our Results

After 7 1/2 years of pain, finally finding relief with FAST

Chronic upper hamstring pain cured in 8 treatments

Once a hiker, then 3 years of pain to the point she couldn’t walk to her mailbox… now healed

Real Clinical Chronic Pain Case

History: Patient M, 70-year old female, complaining of her left shoulder pain. She was diagnosed with rotator cuff tear two years ago. Past treatments included four cortisone injections and many types of anti-inflammatory drugs. The pain still comes every time she lifts her arm and she can’t lift arm up too long due to weakness in her arm.

Diagnosis: Chronic supraspinatus tendonitis.

Treatment Plan: FAST technique for twice a week for up to five weeks.

Results: Completely free of pain in six treatments.

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“More than twenty years ago I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, resulting from an injury in early childhood when I had been hit by a car. A debilitating and indescribably painful condition.

I told myself I would have to give acupuncture a fair chance, since I thought it would probably take months of treatment to alleviate such long-term pain. Incredibly, however, the very first treatment took away all of the pain.

That is not an exaggeration — it was amazing to me! That was eight years ago. Since then, I have had several appointments with HanLing — sometimes for maintenance and sometimes because I severely threw out my back. Each visit has produced the same positive results — a painless, relaxed state (in which the spine is able to realign) and the sense of well-being.”

— CS