Penawar TCM @ 2018
Modern medicine and TCM explain the occurrence of pain in different ways. Modern medical research has discovered pain signals are transmitted by specialized nervous system cells called receptors, which are found throughout the skin and other body tissues.
TCM takes a different view, one of balance; a balance between the principles of Yin and Yang, and between Qi and Blood. Qi and Blood travel through the body along well-defined pathways called channels or meridians. When there is not enough Qi and Blood or when they are stuck in an area, there is an imbalance between Yin and Yang. As a result of this imbalance, internal organs are not functioning optimally and illness and pain develop.
Pain in TCM is due to the non-free flow of Qi and Blood. When Qi and Blood flow freely, there is no pain. Therefore, it is essential to keep our Qi and Blood full and moving freely for optimal health and well-being and especially for being pain free.
The flow of Qi and Blood can become inhibited in any and every area of the body: the internal organs, the muscles, the joints, and the low back.
External factors – sports injuries, post-operative surgeries, work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and repetitive movement syndromes.
This type of pain usually comes from trauma to soft tissues, ligaments, tendons and muscles generally the result of falls, blows, sprains/strains, and impacts. Most commonly, people seek acupuncture for physical pain, particularly shoulder, knee, and back pain.
Internal factors – long term illness, gynecological issues, digestive issues, emotional trauma and stress related issues.
This type of pain usually comes from a disruption to the normal balance within our bodies and can lead to a variety of painful symptoms, for example migraine headaches and menstrual cramps.
Type of pain:
– Neck & Head Pain
– Shoulder & Frozen Shoulder
– Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Spinal & Lower Back Pain
– Hip & Thigh Pain
– Knee / Ankle & Foot Pain
– Muscle Tension & Cramps
– Tendonitis & Arthritis
– Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain
– Trauma & Sports Injury
– Post Surgical Pain
– Headache & Migraine
Treatment may include:
– Herbal Medicine
– Acupuncture + Saam Acupuncture
– King Moxibustion or Moxibustion
– Clinical Massage + Acupressure
– Cupping or Functional Cupping
– Electro Acupuncture or Laser Acupuncture or MPS Acupuncture or Ear Acupuncture
– Musculoskeletal Assessment + Stretching
“If there is free flow, there is no pain.
If there is no free flow, there is pain”