Managing pain with acupuncture

REMEDY: Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is an alternative pathway to traditional medicine. It may assist in aches and pain.

REMEDY: Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is an alternative pathway to traditional medicine. It may assist in aches and pain.

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Everyone has experienced some type of pain in their lives. Generally they turn western medicine for pain management, which ends up masking the cause of the pain. However, there are alternative treatments available. 

Many have discovered that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can bring relief and results for a broad range of illness. 

David Tu, of Diamond Bridge Clinic, is an Australian government registered acupuncturist, herbalist and herbal dispenser. 

He said most patients feel their quality of life diminishes when they suffer pain from headache, neck ache, frozen shoulders, lumbago, trigeminal neuralgia and sciatica. 

Pain can cause people to become less active, suffer muscle fatigue, stress, depression, insomnia and nerve sensitivity.

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“Firstly, for the outer body factor, blood stasis is responsible for pain problems,” Mr David said.

“Many people who drink cold beverages and food, or sleep with parts of their bodies exposed to the air conditioner, can have cold and wind invade their bodies while they are sleeping.

“According to a Chinese medicine theory, cold and wind often result in blood stasis and pain can occur.”

He said that because the liver controls the regulation of qi (pronounced chi) storing and releasing blood flow, when the liver qi stagnates, blood stasis, and pain can happen.

Liver qi also influences the secretion of bile and its dysfunction may cause irregular menstrual cycles, PMT, period pain, breast pain and irritability.

Mr David adds that emotional issues can influence liver stagnation and if the liver is hot it can lead to eczema, hypertension and stroke.

David Tu specialises in regulating liver function and managing pain and mood.

He has more than 30 years of clinic experience and treating chronic disease such as arthritis, insomnia, infertility, menstrual problems, hypertension, coronary disease and digestive disorders.

  • Visit Diamond Bridge Clinic in Mermaid Beach, Robina, Wynnum, Beenleigh and Beaudesert or call (07) 5575 4337.