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Treating Pain at the China Spring Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic
The use of acupuncture for pain relief originated from China, but has gained wide acceptance in the U.S. and other western countries.
Pain is the main reason most people seek treatment in a professional clinic. The process of pain involves a complex experience which is influenced by a person’s cultural background, previous experience, environmental stress, and emotional and cognitive responses. 
Pain can generally be divided into five types:
  • Nociceptive Pain, which is due to tissue damage, such as a sprained ankle
  • Neuropathic Pain, which may be due to a damaged nerve
  • Visceral Pain, which may be due to things like appendicitis
  • Vascular Pain, which may be due to a disease of the blood vessels
  • Cancer Pain, which may be due to a tumour growing into the tissues
Pain-killing drugs, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers are general medical treatments for pain. These medications only mask pain instead of cure it, furthermore, side effects of drugs may cause other health problems. Beyond that, cortisone injections or surgery are also optional.
At the China Spring Acupuncture Spring Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic, we offer a holistic approach to pain. Based on each client’s specific condition, individualized treatment plans will be established for the control of pain. For instance, acupuncture as one of the major techniques, by inserting needles into key acupoints in the body meridians to stimulates and unblock the energy (Qi or Chi) within the person. Tuina massage concentrates the relief of muscular discomfort and limited range of motion (flexibility). Cupping helps to loosen tissue and improve circulation. These natural solutions demonstrate extreme effectiveness in pain management. In addition, exercise and lifestyle changes will also be emphasized. The following conditions are commonly treated at our clinic:
Structural Pain:
  • Low back pain
  • Headache /Migraine
  • Pre- or post-surgical pain
  • Disc issues
  • Traumatic injury
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Postural discomfort
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Joint discomfort
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Foot/heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia and Myofacial Pain Syndrome​​

  • Hypochondriac Pain/Intercostal Pain

  • Orthopedic Injuries

Repetitive Use Injuries:
  • Elbow pain

  • Golfer’s elbow

  • Tennis elbow

  • Wrist pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Periarthritis

  • Muscle Strains

  • Cancer pain
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