Ondol clinic, Japanese acupuncture, remedial massage, stress management, Toowong, Brisbane

Musculoskeletal Pain Management

​​Musculoskeletal Pain Management  

Acute & Chronic Back Pain

There are many reasons for pain and tenderness in the muscles and joints. From an Oriental medical perspective it will always relate to the circulation of Qi and Blood and how well the muscles and joints are being nourished. The main purpose of acupuncture for  muscular skeletal pain lies in improving Blood and  Qi circulation throughout the body, increasing its flow in areas of weakness and freeing up any blockages in areas of obstruction. Acupuncture has a very long and effective history in dealing with problems related to pain and dysfunction, improving acute pain conditions without causing further discomfort and relieving and strengthening chronic conditions.


Sciatica is characterised by a deep, constant pain  that starts from the lower back and buttocks and can run all the way down to the foot. In the majority of cases there is an impingement of the sciatic nerve either at the piriformis muscle of the buttocks or at the lower lumbar or sacro-iliac joint.

In Oriental medicine we see this as a condition of Blood stagnation and have very effective techniques to help alleviate the pain and restriction associated with this condition. This is especially effective in acute pain conditions when we will subtly release the pain and restriction without causing any further discomfort. We will often use a combination of acupuncture, sotaï structural alignment and remedial massage to attain long lasting results.

Neck Pain & Whiplash

Whiplash is an inflammatory condition caused by rapid movement of the head and neck and the resulting micro-trauma affecting the muscles and connective tissue. It can be a very debilitating and long-term problem.

The benefit of acupuncture in treating whiplash is to effectively treat the inflammation, improve circulation and heal the muscle and tissue trauma. General neck pain can be a result of many things, including stress, nerve impingement, hormone imbalances, high blood pressure or structural as well as postural imbalances. If an area is inflamed and painful we use distal acupuncture points on feet and hands, away from the neck, in order to clear discomfort and pain. 


​Muscle tightness and tension throughout the neck and back,  as well as structural imbalances can lead to chronic, dull and constant headaches. The head and scalp are surrounded by muscle and connective tissue and like all other areas of the body, can be affected by poor circulation of Qi, Blood and nutrients.

We also treat hormonal headaches and headaches related to blood pressure, digestive or immune imbalances. ​​

​​​ Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design

Joint Pain & Restriction

Conditions related to joint pain and restriction,such as arthritis, inflammation, bursitis and instability can be very successfully treated with acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

We will examine the function of the Spleen, Kidney and Liver energy with all joint problems. These different organ systems relate to various aspects of joint health. For example the Kidney energy relates to bone health, Spleen energy strengthens the muscles and when impaired will cause inflammation and Liver energy is responsible for the flexibility and free movement of the tendons, ligaments and sinews. We will also examine the circulation of Qi and Blood that affects the strength and stability of the joint.

Sports Performance & Injuries

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine play an important role in sports.

We can use it to improve strength and performance, enhance recovery time and treat any injuries, weaknesses or imbalances. The underlying theory of acupuncture and how it works is based on the circulation of Qi (energy). By strengthening the amount of Qi we have, improving its metabolism and circulation, we can greatly enhance sports goals and results.

 Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design

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