pain management

Chinese Medicine looks to the root of the problem before devising a treatment plan. While treatments can reduce or eliminate symptoms of pain for the short term, the real benefit of a TCM approach is resolving the underlying issues that might be causing pain to linger.  It focuses on core issues, rather than symptoms alone.

A headache can be a symptom with many possible imbalances/causes, and no one person is treated the same. Here, the complexity of headaches are further explained with charts referencing the many different types TCM patterns.

Read how one of our patients found relief from her chronic migraines and more about her life as a headache sufferer.

Treatment plans are designed to fit each individual and using the 8 Branches of Chinese medicine allows for many possible courses of treatment. Some types pain might be better helped with rest, heat/moxa and herbal recommendations; while another may benefit from movement, cupping/guasha or a stimulating acupuncture/acupressure treatment.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine may alleviate:

  • Migraines/headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritis/joint pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy/nerve pain
  • Pain associated with other diseases
  • Pain associated with pregnancy or labor

Here’s an easy to read article, Pain Relief Guide: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine


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