In Chinese medicine, practitioners incorporate the use of herbs, acupuncture, and comprehensive changes to diet and lifestyle to reduce and manage pain.
Generally speaking, Chinese medicine views pain as a condition where the energy of the body (Qi) has become stagnated or stuck or an area where the qi flow has become diminished.
Our pain clinic not only focuses on sciatica, migraines, frozen shoulders, tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, but we also solve any other pain problems such as anxiety, postpartum syndrome, menopause syndrome, etc.
Some discomfort may be caused by meridians that have been damaged, while others may be caused by an internal organ disorder. The flow of Qi and blood throughout your body could also be the source of your discomfort. An external invasion of wind, cold, dampness, or heat may cause pain in the lower back area. When our defensive Qi or immune system is compromised, we become more vulnerable to external intrusions through our skin’s pores. Another theory is that Qi and blood can become stagnant as a result of trauma (i.e. lifting, repetitive strain over time, an accident or similar sprain).
Finally, a lack of Qi or blood may cause sluggishness or stagnation of movement throughout the channel (s). This is an internal cause or weakness with a variety of aetiologies including: poor diet, insufficient rest combined with too much activity or overwork (ie, busy lives, excessive sex), drug abuse, chronic illness, heredity weakness, an excess of the emotions fear and anxiety, and general ageing as our Qi naturally declines.
Common Pain Conditions We Treat
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Other common pain conditions TCM can help with include: