Pain is complex, so there are many different treatment options. Acupuncture is a great form of analgesia (pain relief) for all ages as it’s completely drug-free. Whatever the treatment regime, it’s important to remember that pain can be treated.
What causes pain?
Pain results from tissue damage. It’s felt when special nerves that detect tissue damage (called nociceptors) send signals to transmit information about the damage along the spinal cord to the brain. The brain then decides what to do about the pain. In Chinese medicine, pain is also caused by an accumulation of qi and blood. When an injury occurs, healthy flow is interrupted, resulting in stagnation. This blockage is responsible for triggering the pain response.
Our approach to treatment
Our approach to pain may assist you in returning to an active and healthy lifestyle full of movement and function. We tackle pain by gently inserting acupuncture needles into the problem area to break up qi and blood stagnation.
In accordance with our Three-Phase Treatment System, we use acupuncture in combination with electro-acupuncture to induce analgesia. Using the electrical current passing through the needle into the muscle, we close the gate that transmits messages from the site of injury to the brain to give you fast and effective pain relief.