According to Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM), pain can be acute or chronic. Acute pain, usually resulting from injury, requires herbal and acupuncture treatments to move and release the discomfort. Chronic pain involves a focus on nourishing and supporting the body to relieve distress.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is uniquely helpful with pain because it increases circulation and releases endorphins. With 50+ years of combined experience, we have treated countless states of pain. Some of the problematic conditions we see and treat regularly include:
Acute and chronic pain from injury
Headaches and migraines
Consultations explore not only injuries and onset of pain, but any underlying conditions that may be contributing or causing the issue. Treatment may include acupuncture, herbs, and other adjunct therapies such as tui na (massage), cupping, and TDP (heat therapy). Relief typically comes with the first visit and continues to build over the course of treatment.
It’s important to treat pain as early as possible. Left untreated, minor discomfort such as neck pain can lead to postural or gait changes that create lasting harm. Pain is our body’s clearest warning sign that something needs to be addressed to prevent future issues.
— J.J.J., Brooklyn