According to TCM theory, pain can arise when Qi and blood are blocked while flowing through meridians, or when there are deficiencies of Qi and blood to adequately nourish internal systems. TCM treatment uses a combination of acupuncture, acupressure (Tui Na) and herbal medicine to remove blockages in the meridians and restore imbalances. This approach promotes natural healing and effectively manages pain.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the use of acupuncture for more than 70 types of conditions. They include conditions relating to pain, such as neck and back pain, tennis elbow, knee pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica and temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction.
Our physicians and therapists in the Pain Management team work together to help you manage pain. We have formulated treatment programmes for common conditions:
- Arthritis – To manage pain arising from inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other damages to joints
- Slipped Disc and Spondylosis – To manage pain due to spondylosis, herniated disc and sciatica.
- Spine and Joint Pain – To relief pain due to scoliosis, osteoporosis, facet joint disease and other degenerative damage to joints.