Acute or chronic pain can be exhausting, debilitating, frustrating, and disrupt one’s daily life. Managing and, more importantly, relieving the pain is essential to restoring a healthy, enjoyable quality of life.

Why does Chinese medicine work well to manage pain?

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are ancient forms of medicine that have been used for millennia to alleviate both acute and chronic pain. According to traditional Chinese medicine, when there is a blockage in one’s qi, or life force, then there is pain. Hence, acupuncture and herbs works to create smooth flow of qi. While this may sound like a simple strategy, the causes of pain are distinctive and may be varied. Pain can be caused by a sudden traumatic accident, poor posture, repetitive stress injuries, longstanding untreated injuries, mental and emotional stress, and often overlooked, from nutritional impairment. At Five Seasons Healing, we take the time to determine the origin of the pain, how it manifests both physically, mentally and emotionally, and use the multiple tools of Chinese medicine to offer relief and recovery. We will take into account how diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices can be made to work together with acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, guasha, tuina, and/or qi gong therapy. This holistic approach helps bring balance. And, a body in balance is healthy and pain free.