Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
The treatment of pain is one of the most well-known benefits of Chinese medicine, particularly acupuncture.
There's a difference between suffering aches and pains for a short time and when this pain is long standing (chronic) and doesn’t seem to go away.
Suffering chronic pain can lead to a poor quality of life due to its debilitating and disabling effects. The source of this can vary greatly from accidents; sports injuries; the aging process; medical treatments such as chemotherapy; problems with the nervous system; autoimmune disorders; post surgical recovery; poor lifestyle; debilitating diseases; amongst many others.
The long history of Chinese medicine has allowed creating many treatment strategies to resolve or manage chronic pain. The treatment methods usually involve acupuncture or electro-acupuncture; cupping and gua sha; and Chinese herbal medicine, which can be taken as a tea or can be applied directly to the skin with a medicated plaster or in the form of lotions.
One of its main advantages is that it can work in conjunction and can enhance the effects of other physical therapies such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy and massage. It can also be applied in conjunction with other medical treatments including those who take medication.
For a complete approach to address chronic pain by Chinese and Western medicine practitioners, book an initial consultation with Oscar at Vitality Hub integrative medical and wellness clinic in Prahran / South Yarra.