Pain is commonly caused by tissue damage, either actual damage or potential tissue damage. The pain may be acute (mild, severe, or recurring) or chronic, persistent over weeks and months. Sports injuries arising from acute trauma or repetitive stress and Orthopedic Conditions such as disorder of bone or joints can be treated effectively using TCM.
Conditions suitable for TCM pain treatment and management include:
- headaches of various origins
- soft tissues and joint pain
- pain of the face, neck, shoulder, upper limb, chest, back, lumbar and lower limbs
- pain due to peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome and peripheral vascular pain
How can TCM benefit?
Depending on individual cases, TCM may use a combination of acupuncture, Tui Na and herbal medication to effectively managed pain, hence improving the individual’s physical and mental well-being, giving those living in pain, a higher quality of life.
TCM treats the symptoms, as well as the root causes of medical conditions, achieving long lasting effects. TCM treatments are also customised to individual, based on their body condition and constitution type, hence maximising its effectiveness.
What to expect?
Each session consists of consultation and acupuncture, duration between 30 minutes to 60 minutes. During your first visit, it is necessary to communicate your expectations to your TCM physician so that they can customise your treatment plan accordingly. In addition, they will help to identify the cause and origin of pain, treat the pain and identify the main contributing factors for achieving effectiveness.
What is the frequency of treatment?
The frequency of the treatments will depend on how the patient responds to TCM treatment, and what is his or her health condition at the point of time. Typically for pain management, it will be 2 to 3 times a week.