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Bad posture can lead to shoulder and neck muscle tightness; Prolonged sitting can lead to stiff neck and stiff joints; Sports injuries when left untreated can lead to chronic pain as one ages. When that happens, the pain will surface in those areas due to weak blood flow, causing pain-related conditions like neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, joint pains, and more. It may also cause headaches, tingling sensations, numbness and weakness.

TCM is the most commonly proven treatment and form of pain management therapy to relieve such pain without any side effects. At Sin Kang TCM Clinic, we have more than 20 years of experience in chronic pain management and offer a range of TCM programmes for back, neck and shoulder pain. Physical pain is a warning. Do not ignore chronic pain in your neck, shoulder, or your back as it can become severe when you get older.

We provide Pain Management Programmes that are guaranteed to help you relieve these stubborn pains and aches in your body. Knee injuries and lower back pains in Singapore are among the most common pain-related cases.

As the saying goes: Knowing is half the battle won. Knowing how chronic pain comes about and mitigating the aggravating factors goes a long way in the management of chronic pain. Depending on the age and type of condition, some can even rid themselves of their pain baggage with proper treatment and care.

Our team of skilled therapists use a mixture of techniques such as Acupuncture, Tui Na and Cupping to relax and soothe the affected muscles. Not only will the pain be relieved, but our pain management programme will also help to improve your blood flow and circulation in the body, which promotes overall health and healing.

These treatments are ideal for those who prefer a gentler, natural approach to pain management. Find out how our treatments can help with pain relief at your back or other affected areas.

Book a consultation or appointment with us to learn more about the benefits of our Pain Management Programme!


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Note: The programme will be customized to your physical condition and may include just one treatment or a mix of more. Usually, tuina, and acupuncture and herbal medication are used.

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    Pain Management Programme FAQ

  • How Can TCM Help with Pain Relief?

    We uses a combination of acupuncture, osteopathy, moxibustion as well as medication to help restore the body’s to a balance and relieve the pain.

    Although acupuncture initially was used for disease management, its use has evolved as a pain control modality.

    One experimentally well-documented mechanism for pain relief by acupuncture is the modulation of endorphin levels. Myofascial pain is relieved primarily by inactivating the source of pain. Acupuncture apparently alleviates the awareness of pain.

    Source: Ernst E, Pittler MH. The Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treating Acute Dental Pain: a Systematic Review, Mayer DJ, Price DD, et al. Acupuncture Analgesia: Evidence for Activation of a Pain Inhibitory System as a Mechanism for Action. Advances in Pain Research And Therapy, Vol 1. Raven Press. NY, Travell JG, Simons DG. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. The Trigger Point Manual. Williams and Wilkens. Baltimore, MD. 1982.

  • Is it common to bruise after acupuncture?

    Acupuncture activates self-healing by stimulating specific areas on the body with small needles that penetrate the skin. Though the needles are exceedingly thin, they occasionally hit small blood vessels, resulting in a mild bruise. These injuries are usually painless. This is normal and the soreness or bruising may last several days then disappear entirely.

  • What are the Best TCM Therapies to Choose From?

    The most commonly used 6 Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques are: Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage, Cupping/Scraping, Chinese Herbs and Chinese Nutrition.

    There is no best TCM therapy to recommend, as it is all based on one’s body constitution. Each treatment is customised to restore the body’s balance and relieve the pain at its roots, and our experienced physician and therapists are able to advise on the best TCM therapy for any one individual.

  • Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Suitable For Chronic Pain?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of pain in numerous studies. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), it is revealed that acupuncture is especially effective for chronic pain such as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. It can help prevent migraines by reducing the frequency and intensity of tension headaches. The NIH research on chronic myofascial pain also found that TCM is both safe and effective when used alone or in conjunction with traditional psychosocial therapies.

  • Does Chinese medicine work for pain?

    Acupuncture is a technique that involves inserting very fine needles into your skin at certain locations on your body. Acupuncture, which is a crucial component of traditional Chinese medicine, is most typically used to relieve pain. It’s increasingly being utilized for overall well-being, including stress reduction.

  • Does TCM help with arthritis

    Osteoarthritis may be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, and numerous recent scientific studies have shown that acupuncture can provide substantial alleviation for arthritis.


    TCM and acupuncture can help you regain and preserve your range of mobility as well as ease the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Arthritis is a broad word for joint swelling and discomfort.


  • Does TCM treat Runner's Knee?

    Runner’s knee is treated with TCM by improving blood circulation to the knee joints and stimulating adjacent muscles. Acupuncture can be used to loosen up tight muscles around the knee joint or to induce the elimination of inflammatory materials within the joint directly.

  • Can Acupuncture Treat Tennis Elbow?

    Tennis elbow discomfort can be relieved with TCM acupuncture. TCM has been used to treat chronic pain and inflammation for many millennia.

    Overusing your forearm as a result of a repeated or vigorous exercise is the most common cause of tennis elbow. It might also happen when your elbow is banged or knocked. If the muscles in your forearm are stretched, small rips and inflammation can form around the bony bulge on the outside of your elbow (lateral epicondyle).

    Acupuncture has been proven to be effective at reducing such inflammation

  • Can scoliosis be cured by acupuncture?

    Acupuncture cannot cure or correct scoliosis, but can effectively reduce and relief the pain due to scoliosis.

    Muscle imbalances and postural asymmetry that might occur as a result of the spine curvature can cause musculoskeletal discomfort in many patients with scoliosis. Acupuncture can aid in the treatment of this discomfort and the restoration of normal mobility and function.

  • Can TCM cure gallstones?

    Gallstones respond well to acupuncture, which helps the gall bladder and liver reestablish their natural equilibrium. Gallstones have been successfully treated with Chinese medicine and Chinese herbal therapy for thousands of years.

  • Is acupuncture effective for sports injury?

    Acupuncture has been used to treat sports injuries such as lateral meniscus rupture, femoral acetabular impingement, ganglion cysts, and sports hernias as a helpful, noninvasive, and conservative therapy.

  • What are the benefits of TCM for sprained ankle?

    Acupuncture and TCM therapy of sprained ankles can help to minimize pain, edema, and healing time. Acupuncture promotes circulation, which reduces inflammation, and increases endorphin production, which relieves pain. One of the most frequent ailments is a sprained ankle.

  • Can acupuncture heal torn muscles?

    Acupuncture is effective in relieving the pain and issues associated with a muscular strain, but it does not address the problem of repairing the damaged muscle. Attempting to recover a strained muscle on your own can be harmful, since too much exercise might cause it to tear even more, exacerbating the injury.

  • Can acupuncture help a pulled hamstring?

    Acupuncture as a treatment for sports injuries, particularly hamstring strains, is a very effective approach for acute and chronic pain that produces outstanding results in a short period of time.

  • Can acupuncture heal torn ligaments?

    Acupuncture has lately been used to treat persistent ankle pain, especially ligament sprains, despite the lack of data. Despite being a distinct tissue than tendons and muscles, there is no reason why acupuncture would not help a ligament injury.

  • Does acupuncture help with anxiety?

    Acupuncture has been shown in studies to be an effective anxiety therapy with fewer adverse effects than medicines.

    This is because acupuncture enhances the body’s natural feel-good chemicals while lowering the amount of stress hormones like cortisol.


  • Are babies suitable for TCM?
    Yes, paediatric Tui Na for babies, toddlers and children is a combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation; it works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow or circulation of qi and blood.
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