Chinese Medicine for Chronic Pain Relief
Chronic pain has a lot of potential causes. Symptoms can be a result of past or current injury, illness or can even occur without explanation or any physical injury. In some cases, it’s thought to be purely psychosomatic or mental in origin, although the discomfort associated with it is just as unpleasant and tangible as any other pain.
Chronic pain can be extremely difficult to treat with conventional medicine for several reasons:
- The cause remains unidentified. If a problem cannot be identified using Western medical diagnostic tools and techniques, or explained using a modern medical understanding of the body, addressing the problem becomes difficult. Treatment instead focuses on medication to block the pain but in many cases does little to correct the problem. Many of these patients opt for traditional Chinese medicine and find that it’s able to help where other options have been less successful.
- Painkillers can have powerful side effects. Sometimes the only medicines able to effectively manage chronic pain also produce a host of unwanted, and at times incredibly severe, side effects such as hallucinations, cognitive difficulties and behavioural changes. A lot of people are forced to choose between pain or medication which leaves them unable to function in daily life. Traditional Chinese medicine offers several alternative therapeutic options.
Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
Dr Christopher Booth offers a tailored treatment plan designed to effectively treat your health concerns. For patients who choose acupuncture only, many report that regular sessions help alleviate the pain without side effects while others have found that just a handful of acupuncture sessions can produce lasting results.
Meanwhile, herbal medicines also offer a wide range of flexible options, and may be combined with acupuncture. We know how damaging chronic pain can be, and aim to help you find a sustainable solution that lets you get your life back.
Call (02) 6361 8429 or contact us today to make an appointment or for more information.