Anyone who has undergone a debilitating injury is so knowledgeable about its effects, particularly the corresponding unpleasant sensation and loss of freedom. Pain is the most common reason for physician consultations at the United States and leads to half of Americans to find medical care annually. Chronic pain is the third most frequent health problem and affects productivity, freedom, and quality of life.
Pain relates to a sensation that hurts. If you are feeling pain it hurts, you feel discomfort, distress and maybe agony, based on the intensity of it. Pain can be steady and continuous, in which case it might be an ache. It might be a throbbing pain – a pulsating pain. The pain might have a pinching feeling, or a traumatic one. Only the individual who’s experiencing the pain can explain it correctly. Pain is a very personal experience.
This article highlights several of the herbal formulas and nutritional supplements we use regularly in the practice to help alleviate acute or chronic pain
In Chinese medication, physical injuries, whether old or new, are deemed to involve a blood stasis syndrome. When something does not move, it makes a logjam and distress. The quality of the pain depends on what’s being blocked-blood, Qi, yang, etc. Injuries which don’t heal within a normal time-a few weeks-may become complex by additional syndromes, both inherent (e.g., blood deficiency, qi stagnation) and circumstantial (e.g., invasion of end or moist ).
Often when patients complain of pain in any portion of an extremity, including shoulder, elbow, elbow, knees, etc. ), I often select a suitable formula which could be appropriate for neck, shoulder, and head ache, with their focus on dispelling wind and regulating qi. For weakness and inflammation of tendons provides pain relief and tonification to assist in strengthening activities.
For traumatic injuries like exercise injuries, or drops I believe formulas that are blood moving and blood vitalizing formulas. Both formulas could comprise myrrh, frankincense, persica, carthamus, tang-kuei, peony (red or white ), cinnamon twig, and curcuma.
Repetitive stress, old injuries, and persisting joint pain are often treated with the addition of tonification together with herbs which counter the invasion of end. Joint problems can be treated for wind-damp accumulation or for deficiency syndrome.
For lower back pain, I’d think about a formula that comprises many tonifying and blood moving herbs. In many cases low back pain contains tight or knotted muscles. The treatment principle is to eliminate toxins, nourish the blood and relax the muscle and tendons.
Chinese herbs, Acupuncture, cupping, massage, relaxation methods, and dietary modifications, are a few of the several things you can do to help you find relief from your pain.