Acupuncture and TCM for pain relief
Acupuncture for pain is an effective and safe method of pain relief and an increasingly popular alternative to chemical pain pills.
In general, people believe that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and causes the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical change affects the body's homeostatic mechanism, which thus stimulates physical and emotional well-being. Stimulation of certain acupressure points has been shown to affect parts of the brain known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as to induce relaxation and deactivation of the 'analytical' (rational) part of the brain responsible for anxiety. (Wu 1999)
Advantages of TCM treatment
Acupuncture in combination with Chinese medicine has the following positive properties:
It stimulates the body to heal itself naturally.
Quickly reduces inflammation and swelling.
It relaxes the muscles and prevents cramps.
It maintains positive results in the long term.
Prevents recurrence of problems.
It promotes circulation to the local area.
It promotes both psychological and physical well-being.
Injuries where TKM is very successful:
Pain in the shoulder girdle
Strained muscles, tendons, ligaments
Torn muscles, tendons, ligaments
Poor joint mobility
Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder
Damage to the articular cartilage
About the pain
Pain is one of the most common problems faced by doctors and can come in many forms, including headache, fibromyalgia, joint and lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, tennis elbow, menstrual cramps, etc. Pain is not a disease in itself, but an indicator of a problem somewhere in the body. Usually the location of the pain in the body coincides with the location of the problem and indicates, for example, pain in the elbow caused by inflammation of the tendon below it. However, there are cases in which the location of the pain is distant from the problem, such as leg pain caused by a slipped vertebra pressing on a nerve in the spine. The intensity of the pain usually indicates the severity of the underlying problem.
How TKM helps
in pain relief?
Traditionally, many people have turned to synthetic Western medicines for pain relief. These cause many unpleasant and unwanted side effects, which are many times more difficult than the disease itself, and can also cause addiction. In contrast, natural alternatives to these drugs, including TCM and acupuncture for pain relief, provide highly effective relief without the dangerous side effects that come with chemical treatments.
In TCM, pain is explained as the result of stagnation of the flow of Qi in invisible channels in the body, called meridians. Normally, an excess supply of Qi or life energy flows through the meridians; pathogens can cause flow stagnation, which manifests itself in disease and pain. Acupuncture therapies for pain relief involve inserting needles into specific points along the meridians to restore the normal flow of Qi and relieve pain associated with stagnation.
Consisting of pain-relieving acupuncture and Chinese herbs, TCM treatment works in accordance with a holistic approach to pain relief and improves the body's overall constitution and attempts to promote the body's natural healing. Acupuncture relieves pain by stimulating the body to start producing natural steroids that reduce inflammation and release endorphins, which are natural pain inhibitors produced by the body. Research has shown that these substances are much more effective at relieving pain than prescription drugs.
How can we help you?
At our center, Rachel has already treated many patients who have suffered from a variety of pains in the past, and has achieved excellent results with them. Many patients have already tried to treat pain in other ways, which were not effective or caused side effects. After Rachel's treatment, patients' symptoms were successfully cured, and patients also noticed an improvement in their overall well-being.
If you are suffering from pain, do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment for treatment.
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One systematic review found strong evidence to suggest that acupuncture is effective in the short-term relief of lateral epicondyle pain (Trinh 2004). This supplemented one of the earlier reviews on the same subject, but there was insufficient evidence to support or refute the use of acupuncture for treatment (Green 2002).
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Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia has shown that acupuncture is as effective as conventional medicine in treating ankle sprain pain and lower back pain.
Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) increase the survival rate with complete cure in postmenopausal women with hormone-type breast cancer. Half of the aforementioned women suffer from musculoskeletal pain, which is why this often leads to discontinuation of therapy, which can negatively affect healthy cells and the overall survival of a person with breast cancer.
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Electroacupuncture and ear acupuncture or auriculotherapy is more effective than usual care in relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain in cancer survivors, according to a study published online March 18 in JAMA Oncology.
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of acute attacks of puticia. An important technique of acupuncture has been found to be particularly useful in reducing pain and inflammation. In a published study entitled Clinical observation of treatment of acute pustulitis with acupuncture, it was found that the encircling acupuncture technique significantly increases the effectiveness of the treatment in alleviating an acute attack of pustulitis. A study shows that acupuncture, especially the circular needling technique, improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation.
The acupuncturist investigates exactly where in the patient the inefficient functioning is. Then he will treat the deeper problems of the organs to restore the flow of blood and energy to the meridians. By promoting circulation and blood flow to the shoulder and reducing inflammation, we can relieve pain symptoms and increase the degree of mobility of the shoulder, laying the foundation for further treatment.