Pain is probably the most common reason people seek medical treatment, it is also a mystical thing that makes the best doctors scratch their head. We still don’t fully understand its mechanism. And there are many chornic pain conditions we still don’t have effective treatment for.
Even understanding the mechanism to a certain physiological level does not necessarily mean it can bring the solution to the table, especially the ones without the side effects.
On the other hand, Chinese medicine took a completely different route for pain: the EMPIRICAL approach. Through thousands of years of trial and error on real human experiments, with careful observation and analysis, Chinese medicine physicians have developed many effective solutions to alleviate the physical and psychological pain conditions with very little side effects.
What painful conditions can Chinese medicine help?
Some of the common acute and chronic pain conditions that acupuncture and herbal medicine are capable to treat are as follows but not limited to:
- Psychosomatic pain
- Tension and cluster headaches
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Neck and should pain
- Period cramps
- Plantar fasciitis
- Temporomandibular Joint Pain(TMJ)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff injuries (acute and chornic)
- Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
Treat fibromyalgia with acupuncture
Fibromyalgia is the classical chronic pain condition, it checks the major boxes: A – we don’t know the cause; B – we don’t fully understand the mechanism; C – there is no cure. Good luck with one of those pain pills on the shelf.
Actually, we do know a little bit about fibromyalgia: chronic inflammation.
Acupuncture is a great safe and effective alternative for fibromyalgia for people who are not willing to take anti-inflammatory or pain medications, or do not respond well to the drugs. I have treated this condition with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Read my case of Treating fibromyalgia with acupuncture to know more.
Treating Chronic Inflammation with Acupuncture Toronto
Chronic inflammation is a leading cause of death globally, with over 50% of all deaths attributed to it. Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice, has been found to offer a range of benefits in managing chronic inflammation, including reducing inflammation, balancing the immune system, and improving blood flow. Kampo Health offers authentic Chinese medicine and acupuncture services to help alleviate chronic inflammation issues and promote overall health and well-being.
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Contact us if you have any questions about your painful conditions and Chinese medicine.