PAIN MANAGEMENT IN TCM FOR NECK, SHOULDER AND BACK PAIN IN SINGAPORE
Neck, shoulder and back pain are very common in all age group nowadays.
Causes of it could be external trauma, excessive sports play, repetitive stress injuries, inactivity and poor posture, poor daily lifestyle habits, long term exposure to coldness or ingestion of cold food, age-related degeneration (like spondylosis, osteophytes and etc), lack of sleep, malnutrition etc.
Reason above will inhibit the flow of energy (Qi) and blood throughout the body so blood circulation in the tissues will be reduced and musculoskeletal joints will be strained. When that happens, it can lead to pain in those areas with weak flow, causing pain-related conditions like neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, joint pains, etc and may also accompanying with headaches, tingling , numbness and weakness.
In order to relieve the pain, we use treatment methods like our NO-PAIN Acupuncture™, Tui Na, cupping, osteopathic bone adjustment, activator chiropractic adjustment, moxibustion therapy, blood-letting therapy, and herbal medication which will increase Qi and blood circulation to alleviate and reduce pain symptoms, thus improving the quality of life.
Acupuncture and Tuina are the crucial component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It belong to a kind of holistic medicine. Physicians treat patients with acupuncture by inserting thin needles into the body.Therapists treat patients with Tuina which is a therapeutic form of massage. Performing Acupuncture and Tuina are based on meridian system which is a concept of a path that flows through the life-energy known as “qi” in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine where a special cup is placed on the skin by the therapist to generate suction for a few minutes.
Each of these treatment methods have their own applied benefits and depending on diagnosis, our physicians and therapists will normally use a combination of two or more of such methods.
Patients who suffering through different degree of shoulder pain, neck pain and back pain may seek for several kinds of treatments but still can’t get rid of these symptoms. TCM treatments for shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain are always providing satisfied or over-expected results which are worthy to give it a try.