Pain Management by Traditional
is an important sign for you
When you feel pain, you are suffering and misery. However it
is also an important sign that your body is alerting you to
pay attention. Many people try to overcome the pain by taking
"quick- release or pain-killer drugs" or simply ignore
it. Sometimes the drugs may temporarily stop or release the
However, the drug does not cure the problem
and do not address what is the cause. They just release your pain
temporarily. After the effect of the drugs become faint, you will
feel pain again because our body still continue to remind you by
pain that something in your body is still wrong and the cause of
the problem has not been addressed.
The "Quick-release" drugs
can also have negative effect and you require more and more drugs
after you have been taken for a while.
It is the example that when you house smoke alarm sounds, you just
switch it off without finding why it sounds. It is dangerous and
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a truly holistic (whole
body) approach to healing pain that addresses both the symptom and
How does TCM treat pain?
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners have used acupuncture, herbs,
Tui Na, and therapeutic exercises to treat pains for over 5000 years.
The basic premise is that pain is a result of a blockage of the
normally smooth flow of Qi through the meridians. Qi is the energy
that nourishes every cell, tissue, organ, and system in the body.
When it is obstructed, it accumulates on one side of the blockage
and is deficient on the other side. One of the symptoms associated
with this problem is pain. Ancient Chinese Medical book always said:
"If there is free flow, there is no pain;
If there is no free flow, there is pain."
Acupuncture is a natural, time-tested, safe and effective way
to treat pain. It is acknowledged by the World Health Organization
(WHO), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Arthritis
Society, and many pain management centres and institutes.
Acupuncture, which relieves pain by moving the Qi energy, may be
supported by Chinese herbs, food therapy, and Tui Na massage. Acupuncture
has been shown to stimulate the production of endorphins (chemicals
that block pain), neutralize trigger points, relax muscles and block
the transmission of pain signals to the brain by stimulating competing
Many herbs have been shown to be anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving.
Your TCM herbalist will choose herbs that move Qi and blood to relieve
pain and also add herbs to treat the underlying imbalances.
Without proper nutrition our bodies do not heal well. In order
to replace and repair the damaged cells, specific nutrients
need to be available. When they are not, recovery is impaired.
In addition, as with the herbal remedies, some foods have medicinal
properties and food recommendations can be made to suit the
Tui Na massage and exercise
Massage has been used by nearly every culture worldwide as a treatment
for pain and ailments. Chinese therapeutic exercises such as Tai
Chi and Qi Gong is very effective for chronic pains and is important
to speed healing and prevent future pain and injury.
Orthopedics (Injury Treatment
by Traditional Chinese Medicine)
There are many forms of injuries. The topics discussed here are
generally caused by accidents from sports, exercises, etc.
Unfortunately, these types of injuries are unavoidable. A lot of them
happen outside and in the night when the vision is bad, thus knowing how
to treat them is needed. It can not only reduce the pain caused by them,
but also let you heal better. The correct first-aid treatment performed by
yourself can greatly increase the chance of being completely healed.
Which one is the more suitable treatment? Through traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or western medicine?
Our suggestions are:
(1) When treating injuries, TCM can be very effective on injuries on soft body tissues.
Such as shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, knee, etc.. It is specially effective on muscle,
tendon, ligament, anadesma, and fat pad.
(2) But in case the injury involves bone fracture, it is recommended to go
to emergency as soon as possible.
The most important thing is how to deal with all kinds of injuries
initially by yourself or to others. Improper treatment can result
in more severe situation.
If you'd wish to learn how to treat injuries on site, please click
Our practitioners and practitioners for Pain
We have experienced practitioners to treat pains:
Chinese Medicine practitioner Bei Zhong awarded her Master
degree in Medicine, Beijing Medical University. She focus in Acupuncture
, Acu-pressure & Herbal Medicine She has more than 20 years
of clinical experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese
tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage). She was Associate Professor
in Traditional Chinese Medicine Researching Institute and Associate
professor in Beijing Construction Hospital. She awarded "Beijing
City's Model for Diligent Worker, 2000 Golden medal of China Institute
of Chinese Medicine 1995 Reward of Beijing City's Excellent Clinician,
1989 Award of many funds related to Traditional Chinese Medicine