Acupuncture for Pain Management
Pain is one of the most common complaints which physicians see, and can come in many forms, including headache, fibromyalgia, joint pain, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, tennis elbow, menstrual cramps, etc. Pain is not a condition in itself, but rather an indication of a problem somewhere in the body. Usually, the location of the pain within the body corresponds with the location of the problem it is indicating, for example, elbow pain caused by an inflamed tendon underneath; however, cases in which pain is experienced in a location away from the problem also exist, such as leg pain resulting from a prolapsed disk pushing on a nerve in the back. In addition, the intensity of the pain usually provides an indication of the severity of the underlying problem.
How does TCM help with pain management?
Traditionally, many have resorted to synthetic Western medications for pain relief. These medications produce many unpleasant and unwanted side effects which are often more troublesome than the condition itself, and even have the potential to become addictive. However, natural alternatives to these medications, including TCM and acupuncture for pain, offer highly effective relief, without any of the nasty side effects brought about by chemical treatments.
In TCM, pain is explained as the stagnation of the flow of Qi (Chee) along invisible channels, known as meridians, along the body. Normally, an abundant supply of Qi, or life energy, flows along the meridians; however, pathogens may cause this flow to become stagnated, resulting in illness and pain. Acupuncture for pain sessions work through the insertion of needles along specific points along these meridians, to re-establish the normal flow of Qi, and thus alleviate the pain associated with the stagnation.
TCM treatment, which encompasses acupuncture for pain and Chinese herbal medicine, takes a holistic approach to treating pain, by improving the general constitution of the body, and encouraging it to promote its own natural healing. Acupuncture works to alleviate pain by stimulating the body to produce natural steroids, which decrease inflammation, and release endorphins, a natural pain inhibiter produced by the body. Research has shown that these substances are more effective than prescription drugs in alleviating pain.
Acupuncture for pain is an effective method in alleviating pain, and an increasingly popular alternative to chemical painkillers. In addition to being safe and free of side effects, acupuncture, combined with Chinese medicine, has the following benefits:
- Stimulates the body to heal naturally
- Reduces inflammation and swelling quickly
- Relaxes the body’s muscles and stops spasms
- Maintains positive results for longer
- Prevents reoccurrences
- Increases circulation to the local area
- Promotes psychological wellbeing in addition to physical wellbeing
How we can help you
At our clinic, Dr. Xing has treated a large number of patients who had previously been suffering from various forms of pains, with excellent results. Many patients had previously attempted to cure their pain through other treatments, which they found to be ineffective, or plagued with side effects. After undergoing Dr. Xing’s treatment, patients not only found that their symptoms were effectively relieved, but their general wellbeing also saw improvement as a result.
If you find yourself suffering from pain, do not hesitate to contact our clinic to seek treatment from Dr Xing. In his consultation, Dr. Xing will examine the cause of your specific type of pain, and treat accordingly. You will find that, just with our numerous previous and current patients, that his treatment is effective, and will quickly put you on the road back to the healthy, pain free life that you deserve.
Helped at the centre:
TCM is renowned for its ability to help people recover from pain. This is one of the most common conditions we see, and the vast majority of patients who visit our centre to seek treatment for pain end up fully recovering within a matter of just a few weeks, without having to face any side effects or undergo any surgical procedures. Many are so satisfied with the treatment that they continue to visit our clinic on a regular basis for general health maintenance treatments.
After a severe injury of her arm and shoulder from an accident, and many years of lower back pain and arthritis, one patient sought Dr. Xing’s treatment, and has since shown great improvement, after 6 weeks of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She now has full range of movement in her body and is extremely happy.
Another patient who had been suffering from severe lower back pain radiating to his leg had tried many treatments many times, but did not feel much improvement. He had to rely on pain killers to get temporary relief. The first time he came to see Dr. Jim Xing he walked with difficulty with the help of a stick. After a careful examination of the patient and a study of his X-ray scan, Mr. Jim Xing diagnosed that he was suffering prolapse of the lumber intervertebral disc which pressed against the sciatic nerve. Dr. Xing then he gave him acupuncture and Chinese herbs. He felt great improvement when he left for home that day, and was able to walk without the stick. After seven treatments, the pain had completely gone.