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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)

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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:

  • Back ache

  • Knee pain

  • Neck pain

  • 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

  • Meniscus injuries​

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.

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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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