What is Pain?
Pain is a sensation or feeling of discomfort in repsonse to stimulus created by pain receptors, and usually involves tissue damage. Pain receptors are located on nerve endings located in many tissues throughout the body. Some tissues containing pain receptors are skin, muscles, joints, connective tissues, and internal organs.
Common Types of Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Tendon and Ligament Pain
- Joint Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Pain in Internal Organs
Acupuncture Treats Pain
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is very effective for the treatment of pain. In the treatment of pain the acupuncture will identify the location, type, and other qualities of pain. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine pain is generally caused by Qi Stagnation or Blood Stasis within the body. When Blood or Qi cannot move then it results in pain. To remove pain, we need to find whether it is stagnation or stasis, and then identify what is causing this stasis.
Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine
Western Medicine medicine uses aspirin and various pain killers for the treatment of pain. These pain killers only hide the pain, and numb the body over long term use. They effect the digestive organs, and the nervous system. In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine we use herbal treatments, and stretching recommendations to correspond with the acupuncture that improve the flow of blood and qi within the body, as well as possibly massage therapy. These treatment have no harmful effects.