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 pain may be caused by the damage of your meridians, while other pain may be caused by an internal organs disorder. The flow of Qi and blood throughout your body may be the root of the pain as well. There may be an external invasion of wind, cold, dampness, or heat that invades the lower back region causing pain. If our defensive Qi or immune system is weak, we become more susceptible to external invasions through the pores of our skin. Another explanation may be that the Qi and blood can stagnate due to trauma (i.e. lifting, repetitive strain over time, an accident or similar sprain).
Lastly, there may be an insufficiency of Qi or blood creating a sluggishness or stagnation of flow throughout the channel(s). This is an internal cause or weakness with a number of possible etiologies such as: poor diet, insufficient rest coupled with too much activity or overwork (ie, busy lives, excessive sex), overuse of drugs, chronic illness, heredity weakness, an excess of the emotions fear and anxiety, and general aging as our Qi is naturally declining.
The acupuncturist typically inserts four to 10 needles and leaves them in place for 10 to 30 minutes while you rest. A usual course of treatment includes six to 12 sessions over a three-month period, although pain conditions and the intensity of pain will depend on every individual’s case. To start off, plan weekly treatments until you start to see a benefit, then gradually lengthen the time until the next visit. Butm your acupuncturist will recommend a schedule that is right for you.
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:
Why us? We provide high-quality TCM and acupuncture services while always prioritizing the client’s comfort.