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Pain Management by Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pains 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 pain effectively.

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 stupid.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a truly holistic (whole body) approach to healing pain that addresses both the symptom and the cause.

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 nerves.

Herbal remedies
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.

Food therapy
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 individual.

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 here.

Our practitioners and practitioners for Pain Management
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 research

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