Everyone and anyone have experienced some form of pain in their life. It can come on suddenly and stay with you for a while and become an aggravating factor day by day. Pain can come in many forms such as aches, soreness, numbness, sharp and shooting, referred, localised, cramping, tingling, burning and the list goes on and on.
If you are suffering from pain and considering doing something new about it, why not give Acupuncture a try?
Acupuncture, is a natural form of treatment under the ancient system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is the method of inserting fine and sterile needles into various points along the channels located around the body. Choosing the right points to suit your healthcare needs is dependent on the consultation and making the connections to your source of your pain. Suction cupping may also be applied to help enhance the acupuncture effectiveness.
Suction cupping is another method part of the TCM scope. It involves round glass cups made of pyrex and heated in order to create a vacuum onto the skin. Benefits of this are it relieves tension, relaxes muscles to ease the insertion of the Acupuncture needles and it clears the blockages that are causing your pain.
What can you expect from this type of treatment?
You can expect to feel relief from your pain instantly or feel a bit of soreness post treatment as this form of treatment stimulates your muscles in order to promote circulation and improve your range of movement. The soreness will clear within a day.
How many treatments are required?
To effectively treat and allow you to manage your pain, it is recommended that in the beginning stages of the healing process to receive treatment on a once or twice basis weekly. Then as you start to see progress and feel better, the sessions can be spaced on a fortnightly basis to then on a maintenance schedule of monthly.
It’s time for you to take action against your pain. Give Traditional Chinese Medicine a chance to alleviate your pain – it has been in existence for more than 5000 years, so they must be doing something right!
Amy Duong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.