Pain. We all experience it at some time to one degree or another. Neck and back ache, muscle cramps, joint stiffness and migraines are some of the most common physical pains, but there is also the pain from irritable bowel, asthma, eczema, and hayfever, and even the emotional pain of a marriage breakdown, redundancy from a job, or the illness or loss of a loved one. Whatever the pain and whatever the source, most of the time there is no need for it.
Here at The Wyndham Centre we have therapists who specialise in pain relief and getting the body back into working order.
Pain is defined as ‘the unpleasant sensory and emotional experience an individual has when they perceive actual or potential tissue damage to their body.’
Medical diagnosis is based on the severity, duration and type (dull, burning, or stabbing) of the pain and also the cause such as neuropathic pain which is caused by damage to nerve fibres. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions interfering in a person’s quality of life and general functioning.
Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain can be helpful. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realise you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away.
Pain is highly subjective to the person experiencing it. At The Wyndham Centre we understand that everyone is an individual and will respond differently not only to their pain but also to the treatment. We have a variety of different therapies that can help.
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.