At Sin Kang TCM, we use these techniques for back pain relief:
Tui Na massage for back pain relief
Tui Na is a traditional Chinese massage therapy that can alleviate back pain symptoms as well as help maintain your daily overall health. This treatment uses dynamic acupressure techniques coupled with Chinese medical principles to loosen up and remove Qi blockages at key points in the body.
By applying different pressures on the body’s different acupoints using the fingers, fists, hands, and palm, this massage technique for back pain provides patients with relief from any discomfort in their upper or lower back areas. Through this TCM massage technique, muscle adhesions are loosened, which aids in allowing unobstructed flow of Qi (vital energy) and also improves muscle strength significantly. In case you feel any discomfort during the massage, our Tui Na therapists in Singapore can adjust the intensity of each session to suit your pain tolerance threshold and ensure you are comfortable throughout. In doing so, you will enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing and relief from any muscle tensions.
Back pain acupuncture treatment
Acupuncture is one of the most popular TCM services in Singapore and has a wide range of health benefits. It involves the use of needles to access the body’s acupoints with highly targeted accuracy. This TCM technique may seem intimidating, especially if you are afraid of needles. However, with our painless acupuncture treatment, the needles are non-invasive, so they are not meant to cause you to feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Most of our past patients have even shared that they do not feel anything entering the skin throughout the treatment process!
Acupuncture is a suitable upper and lower back pain treatment as it helps restore normal blood flow by stimulating electromagnetic signals and blood circulation within the body, releasing natural ‘pain killer’ hormones and enzymes such as endorphins, immunity cells, and neurotransmitters. This clears Qi blockage in the body, provides long-lasting back pain relief,and allows the body to naturally heal faster.
Cupping treatment for back pain
Many Singaporeans have embraced cupping for its pain relief and rejuvenation benefits. Cupping treatments use heated glass or bamboo cups to pull up skin and stimulate blood flow, which can restore Qi flow in affected areas of the body. Said pulling force forces blood circulation towards the area where lower back pain is present. This TCM technique enables the blood to circulate and flow better to the area where you are experiencing chronic back pain. As a result, your body will trigger its natural healing process, providing you with back pain relief. Aside from relieving back pain cupping can also be an alternative treatment for other common ailments including high blood pressure, neck pain, or nasal congestion.
Osteopathy treatment for back pain
Osteopathy detects, treats, and prevents health-related problems, including chronic back pain, through various gentle hands-on techniques such as stretching, joint mobilisation and movement, manual bone manipulation and massage for back pain. While chiropractors specialize in manual bone adjustments, osteopaths incorporate manual realignment and manipulation of not just bones, but joints and soft tissues too, together with back massage techniques tailor-fitted to the different needs of their patients. These treatments aim to improve blood flow to help restore your joints’ mobility, prevent bone misalignment improve tissue elasticity, relieve back muscle pain and stiffness, and reduce muscle tension.