PAIN, HEADACHES, ORTHOPEDICS

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries to treat pain and problems relating to bones & joints, soft tissues and nerves.  This ancient medicine offers a wonderful, non-drug option for people suffering from both Acute and Chronic pain conditions.

Acupuncture For Pain.  Photo by Dave Clark. 

Acupuncture For Pain.  Photo by Dave Clark. 

In the News: Acupuncture Highly Effective Treatment for

Relief of Chronic and Acute Pain 

WebMD

New York Times 

Harvard Medical School

TIME Magazine 

TYPES OF PAIN WE TREAT OFTEN:

  • Arthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures
  • Headaches 
  • Joint Pain 
  • Migraines 
  • Muscle Pain/Myalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Sciatica 
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Post-Operative Pain 

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM FLOAT PATIENTSPain & Orthopedics

 

I have to shout my praise from the rooftops! Your healing work helped me run, nearly pain-free, for 26.2 miles, not even one year after having a broken ankle. You are a true gift. Eternal thanks for the work you do!

-T.M., La Canada 

 

(Email after 1 treatment): "Migraines - GONE!"

-K.D., Silver Lake 

 

I've been suffering from recurrent back spasms and pain for four years.  When Abigail treated my back for lingering pain after a spasm, I was quite skeptical -- I've seen half a dozen acupuncture doctors with no luck -- but to my surprise, not only was I pain free by the end of our session, but the pain stayed away!  --C.H., Alhambra

 

I have suffered from severe migraine headaches 3-4 days per week, for the past five years. The migraines were triggered by light, loud noise, alcohol, stress and other things I could not identify.  Sometimes I would get them in the middle of the night while I slept. Even when they were not severe, the headache was always lingering there, caused me to be debilitated more than half the time, and caused me to be irritable towards my family. They got progressively worse and over the years I saw two different neurologists, three internists, had cat-scans, and took the two leading migraine medications.  The medications usually knocked the headaches out, but the side effects I began to experience after taking them for about two years (namely memory loss and tremors) were terrifying, so I stopped.  In my desperation to deal with this, I asked a mom’s group I belong to if anyone knew how to cure migraines and an acquaintance told me Abigail had cured her migraines.  I made an appointment, not really thinking it was going to help, but willing to try anything. After a one hour consultation and subsequent checking of my pulse and tongue, Abigail put needles in me for twenty minutes.  During that time my headache went away. It has been five weeks and I have not experienced one headache. It has totally changed my life. I have seen her two additional times since my initial visit to maintain this health. I highly recommend Abigail for treating migraines and cannot thank her enough for helping me.

--N., Los Angeles

 

I was diagnosed with a herniated a disc in my neck (C6-C7) and suffering from debilitating pain. An MD specializing in pain told my only options were a cortisone shot in the neck and eventually surgery.  The unbearable constant pain created numbness in my hand that I was told might be permanent.  I am a massage therapist, so this was incredibly scary for me as I couldn't work.  I had previously seen Abigail for intense sciatica pain that was healed through acupuncture so I booked an appointment a week after my diagnosis.  After just three treatments I was able to cut my pain medication in half and I felt 50% better.  After 1 month of two acupuncture treatments a week I was completely off pain medication and had fully gained feeling back in my hand.  I am now fully back to work and able to see Abigail every two weeks for maintenance.  I am so glad that I held off on cortisone or surgery and feel so blessed to have been treated by Float!  --N.H., Downtown LA

 

I had carpal tunnel in my wrist caused by swelling during pregnancy. Abigail treated me with acupuncture for about 4 months and I'm amazed by the results. I highly recommend Abigail!!!  --D.P., Silver Lake

 

I came to you, Abigail, with an unusual situation: a small broken bone in my foot (the navicular) that had been misdiagnosed, and hadn't healed, for a number of months. My new orthopedist recommended surgery. From the second treatment I began to feel some relief from the pain and now, a few short months later, my orthopedist has happily pronounced that the break is healing nicely.  I will always be grateful for this gift of healing, and not only for your expertise and guidance, but also for your unflagging compassion and empathy. I also appreciate the welcome you extended to my two young sons who couldn't wait to see their dad poked with needles.  --W.B., Los Feliz

 

I'm in my 70's, and I had suffered for several years with osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as a medial meniscus tear; I couldn’t walk without pain nor go up or down stairs with comfort. My M.D. and orthopedist both told me that I would eventually need surgery.  After being treated with acupuncture for six weeks, I am pain-free!  I bound forward in life, crediting Abigail’s treatments with every pain-free step.  --D.H.H., New York/Los Angeles

 

I came to FLOAT after a car accident left me with severe neck and shoulder pain.  Abigail quickly diagnosed me with torticollis and went to work on me.  Her combination of acupuncture, cupping and Tui-Na had an immediate effect, and within a week I was back to normal.  While I went in for pain alleviation, an unexpected side effect was how calm and centered I felt after each session.  I now see her on a regular basis for other health concerns but also just to feel grounded in my day-to-day life.  --J.S., Silver Lake