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Pain management


According to Chinese medicine, the organic manifestation of pain in the body is due to many possible causes such as:

  • Physical trauma, injury
  • Overexertion
  • Stress, especially chronic and long-standing
  • Blockage, stagnation of energy or blood circulation
  • Surgery, prolonged illness
  • Inflammation, edema
  • Invasion of wind, cold, heat, damp
  • Deficiencies and degeneration of the body
  • Drugs, medication side-effects

How acupuncture and Chinese medicine treats pain:

Pain anywhere in the body, whether from physical impact causing the trauma or due to other causes, is the consequence of obstruction to the energy flow and blood flow in the body. Because energy and blood cannot flow, pain is produced in the areas of obstruction. Where energy and blood stagnate depends on the locality and meridians being impacted. Pain can manifest anywhere along numerous energy channels in the body and is not confined only to the local area(s) where an impact occurred.

According to our treatment principles, once the obstructions in the body are removed which allows energy and blood to free flow again - pain ceases to exist. For most pain conditions, we treat by combining acupuncture and Chinese herbs - together the synergistic power of acupuncture and herbs maximizes the effectiveness and potency of the treatment as well as quickening the healing process.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat a wide range of pain:

  • Muscular pain
  • Chest pain
  • Traumatic injury
  • Cancer pain
  • Headache pain
  • Menstrual pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facial pain
  • Bell's Palsy pain
  • Sinus pain
  • Ear pain
  • Toothache
  • Chemotherapy pain
  • Radiation pain
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Carpel tunnel pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Back pain
  • Foot pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Neuropathy pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Bone, joint pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Organ pain
  • Urinary pain
  • Hemorrhoids pain
  • Post-surgery pain
  • Postpartum pain

Treatment protocol:

  • The initial course of treatment is typically six sessions, more severe conditions will require longer treatment time.
  • Our treatment protocol combines both acupuncture and herbal medicine for maximum effectiveness.
  • After completing the initial course of treatment, some conditions will require a period of maintenance. 

* If you have chronic or acute pain and need treatment, we invite you to meet with our acupuncturist and get an in-depth assessment for your condition.