Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been shown to be a very useful treatment for symptoms of chronic pain

Chronic Pain, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal problems

Chronic Pain resulting from diseased joints, wear and tear, old injuries, no matter the cause can have a significant negative effect on quality of life. Common areas affected include the hands, wrists, elbows, neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, ankles and feet . It is the leading cause of temporary work disability amongst Ireland’s working age population and costs Ireland €750m each year and 7 million days in absenteeism (FFW, 2013).
Chinese Medicine has been successfully and effectively used over the millennia to treat and manage chronic pain. Its focus is on the understanding that pain in the body is caused by stagnation of qi and blood and thus the treatment approach is to clear the stagnation, getting to the root cause of the problem and bringing relief.

From a more scientific view point, there is a growing body of evidence showing that Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat chronic pain. A 2010 study, using MRI to monitor the effects of several classical acupuncture points on the human brain, indicated that acupuncture modulates the limbic network, an important intrinsic regulatory system of the human brain (Hui et al., 2010).
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In fact Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been shown to be a very useful treatment modality in the treatment of the following:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Sprains
  • Sports Injuries

Read more http://evidencebasedacupuncture.org

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