Pain Management

injury and pain management pic300The body’s energy runs along meridian lines that correspond to different organs and areas. So it only makes sense to treat injuries and ailments based on the corresponding meridian, using pain management techniques. From sciatica and sports injuries to neck problems received in a car accident, most pain and physical injuries can be treated in less than 10 visits.

Acute

By using pain management, we can assist in the healing of acute injuries. This includes strains and sprains, partial tears and overused muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. The body naturally wants to heal itself, but most of the time with acute injuries things get stuck and need a little help moving the process along. Here’s an analogy that might help explain the theory behind Acupuncture and Channel theory: Imagine a three car accident spread across three lanes of traffic. Police show up to prevent more accidents, ambulance and paramedics help the victims, tow trucks remove the damaged vehicles, and the clean-up crew removes all glass and debris from the road. Our body has a similar response call the inflammation process, however, sometimes the tow truck and clean-up crew don’t complete their job creating obstacles throughout the “traffic lanes” or channels in our body. Through pain management and acupuncture, we can continue to promote healing at the site of the injury. This is done by creating movement and flow away from the area, which prevents stagnation and the opportunity for fresh blood and chi to move freely though the channels while promoting healing.

Chronic

Chronic pain conditions are defined as pain lasting more than 3-6 months. Unfortunately there are people who live with continuous chronic pain for much longer periods. Conditions like: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, sciatic pain (piriformis syndrome), neck pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder and other taxation fatigue disorders, knee pain, foot pain (plantar fasciitis) and of course several kinds of chronic headaches can be successfully treated with acupuncture and TCM. It is important to remember that chronic pain did not happen over-night and results typically won’t either. Committing to treatment is imperative. While executing pain management and promoting healing at the site, we will also search and treat the root cause; what really created the condition and how to heal it and prevent it.

Treatments and Pain Relief

Acupuncture treatments for pain management are the foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used for thousands of years, along with other TCM modalities to realign the body’s energy or Qi (Chi) pronounced “chee”). It essentially maintains the dynamic balance of the yin and yang. The Eastern philosophy behind the needling can be explained simply by understanding that our body is internally connected by 12 Chinese Meridians or “Channels” that run vertically throughout the body and connecting to each vital organ and along these Channels there are specific acupuncture points that can be stimulated. When there is a blockage or disruption in the meridians our Chi or “vital life force” becomes stagnant leading to disharmony and disease. See article “CT scans reveal anatomical structures of acupuncture points.

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