Muscle and joint pain is very common amongst Australians, affecting one in three people. You may have the pain from an injury sustained during exercise, from overuse, poor posture or it could be from a condition such as arthritis. You may have gotten it in the past few days or have had it for many years. The pain may be sharp, dull, aching, radiating, tingling or numb. Combined with Western anatomical and physiology knowledge, Chinese medicine can find the cause and treat the root of the condition. It can also relieve the pain and decrease the healing time of the injury.
Chinese Acupuncture affects the pain signals to the brain, as well as cause the release of hormones in the body which are natural painkillers. It draws anti-inflammatory chemicals to the area to reduce inflammation and removes stagnation in the body to allow healing. Chinese herbal medicine and herbal plasters also act in a similar way.
Commonly treated conditions include:
- lower back pain e.g. disc prolapse, sciatica
- jaw pain e.g. temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- neck pain and stiff neck e.g. cervical spondylosis
- shoulder pain e.g. frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries
- elbow pain e.g. tennis/golfers elbow
- wrist pain e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome
- knee pain e.g. osteoarthritis, ligament injuries
- ankle pain e.g. ankle sprain
- foot pain e.g. plantar fasciitis
- rheumatoid arthritis