Treating Pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Living with pain can be debilitating.  Whether you are experiencing an acute injury or a long-term musculo-skeletal condition – acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help (Kam, Eslick, Campbell (2002) Acupunt.Med 2002 Mar;20(1);35-8.

Pain is experienced when there is inflammation to nerves and body tissue.   When muscles tighten, blood flow to a particular body area is impaired, which means waste products can’t be cleared.  The consequent  build-up of waste products causes more pain and inflammation  as the tissues become irritated and damaged.

Not only do we provide acute pain management, using techniques to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation, we can also help restore and repair damaged tissue and prevent the problem from recurring.

Scientific research has found that acupuncture:

.                 is effective for reducing inflammation (Kim 2008,l Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003)

.                 reduces  use of medication for back pain (Thomas, 2006)

.                 reduces muscle stiffness and increase joint mobility by increasing the local micro-circulation

(Komori, 2009)

.                 provides a cost-effective treatment over a longer period of time (Radcliffe, 2006, Witt, 2006)

.                 can help reduce the number of work days lost (Weidenhammer, 2007).

At the clinic, we take a multi-faceted approach to pain and injury.  If you are suffering from pain from sports injuries, traumatic injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, stiff neck and shoulders, headache, repetitive strain injury, knee pain, tendon and ligament damage call Dianna now to book your initial appointment on 0415 455 033.