How we can help with pain

//How we can help with pain
How we can help with pain 2018-04-19T14:50:20+00:00

Pain reduction support

At some point, all of us will experience pain.

Perhaps you were moving a fridge but weren’t using the right technique. Maybe you slept funny.

Sporty type that you are, it’s possible you strained it by putting in too much effort at the gym or on the field.

A key focus of ours is pain reduction.

We employ a range of techniques that not only address the symptoms, but get to the cause.

By doing so, we work with you to reduce the pain you are currently experiencing, and reduce the frequency and intensity of any possible future flare ups.

When you receive treatment with us, you may undergo acupuncture, Tui Na bodywork, remedial massage, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, electro acupuncture and/or the application heat lamps, topical liniments and more. It all depends on the type of pain you are experiencing.

See the dot-point list on this page for an idea of the type of pain conditions we can help with.

Acupuncture and pain

Acupuncture is widely known for its effective in addressing pain. It’s the reason why it’s become so popular throughout the globe.

Research into acupuncture for pain is plentiful.

When it comes to acute pain, a systemic review of 13 trials found acupuncture to be more effective than sham needling and painkiller injections.

(Reference: Xiang, A; Cheng, K; Xu, P; Liu, S (n.d.); The immediate analgesic effect of acupuncture for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.)

And a meta-analysis of almost 18,000 people from randomised clinical trials concluded that ‘acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.’

(Reference: Vickers, AJ; Cronin, AM; Maschino, AC; Lewotj, G; MacPherson, H; Foster, NE et al; 2012; Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine, 172 (19), 1444.)

Pain conditions we are experienced in

The latest high-level clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for 46 conditions, with another 71 conditions showing mixed evidence of its efficacy.

We are experienced in the following pain conditions. Click the link above to see the references to each related meta-analysis.

  • Low back pain

  • Headaches

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Migraine

  • Post-operative pain

  • Arthralgia (aromatase inhibitor induced)

  • Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

  • Cancer pain

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Labour pain

  • Lateral elbow pain

  • Neck pain

  • Plantar heel pain

  • Prostatitis pain/chronic pelvic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder impingement syndrome (early stage), with exercise

  • Shoulder pain

  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain

Tui Na bodywork and remedial massage are also ideal for a number of these conditions.

These therapies may help you.