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 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.
Our practitioners for Pain Management
Other TCM practitioners in our clinic are
also have excellent knowledge and experience in pain management.