Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain is debilitating. It drains you of energy and can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy in life. Dr. Noemi understands that chronic pain affects every aspect of your life. She recognizes that chronic pain isn't just physical; it's an emotional and mental burden too.

Pain is very distracting which can lead to difficulties with concentration and thinking, depression, irritability, and insomnia. Depression and insomnia often lead to chronic fatigue, which can result in more irritability, depression, and pain.

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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain at Marin Integrative Recovery with Dr. Heather Noemi

Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins and other chemicals in the body that alleviate pain. Many scientists believe that chronic pain occurs due to low levels of endorphins in the blood.

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain at Marin Integrative Recovery with Dr. Heather Noemi

Some commonly treated chronic pain conditions:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain syndrome (CPS)
  • Cluster headaches
  • Migraines
  • TMJ pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


I have struggled with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety for over 20 years and have been on a cocktail of meds for nearly that long. I have also battled with alcohol abuse and compulsive eating. I came to Dr. Noemi with the hope of improving my sleep and digestion. Her approach to acupuncture was very different than other people I had been to and I could feel shifts in my mood immediately. I have been seeing her for 6 months and can say that I sleep better, have been able to stop drinking, maintain healthy habits, and – with the help of my doctor – have reduced my psychiatric medications significantly. I highly recommend Dr Noemi to anyone struggling with mental health issues or trying to find balance in their life.

– Tanya L.

My regular treatments with Dr. Noemi are a staple in my self-care regimen. She helps bring my system into a state of balance and serenity, which enables me to be my best self with my partner and kids. Additionally, the herbs and supplements she has prescribed have given me more energy and have helped me to regulate hormonal changes with ease. Dr. Noemi is a trusted resource for my physical and mental well-being.

– Amy K.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and tried many things to reduce my pain, but nothing made much difference until I met Dr. Noemi. She doesn’t just treat the pain, she treats the emotional root of the pain. It’s almost a hybrid of therapy and acupuncture. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to share with her and things I hadn’t thought about in years came up in our treatments. I never considered that any of this was related to my pain until the pain started to resolve. I feel better than I have in years and I have so much more energy as a result too.

– Jane I.

Dr. Noemi is amazing! Her acupuncture treatments reduced my pain and swelling and helped me get back on the trails after my knee surgery. Five stars!

– Mike S.