Michael Domeny MS.L.Ac. CD/N

Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Nutritionist

Board certifed Herbalist




A bursa a small fluid filled sack that reduces friction between tissue. Excessive or repetitive use of a joint irritates the bursa and causes it to swell, resulting in pain during movement.






  • Acute bursitis - Sudden severe pain resulting in limitation of motion of the affected  joints
  • Chronic bursitis – develops from untreated acute bursitis and is more difficult to treat.


                                                             Treatment with acupuncture

Acupuncture needling is very effective modality for treating acute bursitis. Bursitis causes pain in the bursa as well as the in the muscles. The affected muscle becomes shortened and blood circulation is reduced. Needling is able to relax the muscle and increase blood circulation. Needling will also stimulate an immune reaction and reduce the inflammation of the bursa.