Musculoskeletal Injuries & Conditions

Are you struggling with musculoskeletal pain that affects your ability to be active, pick up your children, or do other things you love? Does pain impact your sleep? Dr. Noemi is here to help you find relief, regain mobility, and resume your active lifestyle. Using a holistic approach, she targets the root cause of your pain, providing gentle and effective treatments that bring the body back into balance.

Dr. Noemi understands that every individual and injury is unique. That's why she customizes treatments tailored to your specific needs and condition. She starts with a thorough history of your pain and performs orthopedic tests, strength testing, and range of motion exercises. This provides clarity as to the root cause of the pain and other structures that may be involved. Once you’ve established a baseline and goals for treatment together, she may incorporate other modalities such as cupping therapy, infrared heat therapy, herbal remedies, stretching, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to enhance your healing journey.

Dr. Noemi understands that every individual and injury is unique. She customizes treatments tailored to your specific needs and condition.

Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life?
We look forward to being part of your healing journey.

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Dr. Noemi trained under Matt Callison, the leader in the field of sports medicine acupuncture. She incorporates dry needling, trigger point therapy, motor point needling, and electro-stimulation in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. These various forms of acupuncture stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms, reduce pain, and improve range of motion.

In the treatment of muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries, acupuncture works both locally at the site of pain and systemically. Acupuncture increases blood circulation at the area of injury, stimulating an increase in the number of white blood cells and biochemicals where the needles are placed. This reduces swelling, bruising, and pain at the site of the injury and accelerates recovery time.

By relaxing muscles that are overworking and tonifying those that are “offline” or underperforming, Dr. Noemi is able to bring the body into balance, resulting in improved strength, function, and performance. Acupuncture also releases endorphins, serotonin, and neurotransmitters, which reduce pain and anxiety so you can resume your athletic endeavors with speed and confidence.

Acupuncture enhances athletic performance by:

  • Increasing range of motion
  • Activating and strengthening weakened muscles
  • Reducing post-injury rehabilitation time
  • Releasing muscle spasms
  • Decreasing pain and inflammation
  • Stimulating the immune system
  • Relieving stress and calming the mind
Acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain at Marin Integrative Recovery with Dr. Heather Noemi

Commonly Treated Injuries & Conditions:

Acupuncture releases endorphins, serotonin, and neurotransmitters, which reduce pain and anxiety so you can resume your athletic endeavors with speed and confidence.

  • Tight IT band
  • Meniscus injury
  • MCL/ACL injury
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Facet joint irritation
  • Muscle spasm
  • Bulging disc
  • Ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • “Tech neck”
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Hip flexor strain
  • Psoas strain
  • Adductor strain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • Supraspinatus tendonitis
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bicipital tendonitis
  • Labrum tear
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Pronator teres syndrome
  • Triceps muscle strain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis


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.