A scar is an area of fibrous, thick, and dense tissue that develops in and around an incision from any surgery. It also results from the biological process of wound repair from any injury to the skin and other tissues of the body. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process, and therefore, with the exception of very minor lesions, every wound after an accident, surgery, or even disease results in some degree of scarring.
Something frequently overlooked when dealing with pain issues are the presence of scars. These can be very old scars or fairly new scars from any and all surgeries, trauma, or diseases that affected the skin. Scars may not seem to be causing any problems until something else changes in the body. This could be due to weight gain or loss, a new diet, another surgery or trauma, or a new exercise program.
Scars can wreak havoc and pull tissue from underneath causing pain, burning, itching, or some other unpleasant sensations. At its worst, scars can even trap the intestines and cause a small bowel obstruction.
First, there is an injection of a holistic solution right into the scar. Then, the scar is either surrounded by acupuncture needles or cupping is done to the scar and to the surrounding area.
We have done as little as three treatments to soften or “deactivate” an old appendectomy scar to as many as fifteen treatments to flatten and resolve all pain associated with a very thick, stubborn ankle scar from a melanoma surgery that involved a graft which had gotten infected.
This procedure is mostly covered by insurances, but the holistic solution which is injected is typically not covered. Aside from a copay for the visit, there is usually no more than a $50 out-of-pocket expense.