By Jamie Starkey, LAc, Lead Acupuncturist, Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness Institute, Cleveland Clinic

“So, can you help me with my pain?”

It’s the first question I’m asked when someone discovers I’m an acupuncturist.

There is not one person I’ve met who has not experienced pain to some degree. It can be temporary pain from a skinned knee or from slamming a thumb in the door to more chronic pain, such as low back pain, neck pain, migraines, or pain associated with serious diseases.