Acupuncture along with herbal medicine is one of the oldest and most established systems of medicine in the world. With a proven track record that dates back some 3500 years. It is extremely effective in the treatment of pain.


Acupuncture is widely used in pain relief clinics, and by an increasing number of GPs, nurses, physiotherapists and other medical professionals to treat physical pain. It has become a recognised therapy, and is endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) who have identified 41 diseases, many of them painful conditions that are treatable with acupuncture.   


Pain can be experienced on many different levels, aside from physical pain, we can experience emotional pain such as depression, shock, fear, anxiety and stress which are all painful in their own ways. If left untreated the emotional pain that we may experience may lead to physical pain and illness. Pain in Traditional Chinese medicine is seen as a blockage or disharmony in the natural flow of energy or Qi (pronounced Chi). When there is a disharmonious flow of energy, there will be discomfort that can lead to pain and dis-ease. Acupuncture and herbal medicine is an excellent way of treating pain by rebalancing the Qi and enabling the body to heal it. It is a natural therapy, relatively painless, well established and cost effective.


So if you suffer from pain, be it physical pain such as arthritis, back pain, headaches, digestive pain. Or emotional pain such as grief, anxiety, stress, anger etc., Traditional Chinese medicine may well be able to help.


Jethro Rowland

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