Musculoskeletal Support Solutions
Back pain / sciatica
Plantar heel pain
Oriental medicine considers the whole body’s functioning including the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. Structural balance is essential for its optimal functioning.
Pain & Discomfort
There are many reasons for pain, tenderness or restriction of movement in the muscles, joints, bones and connective tissues. From an Oriental medical perspective, it always relates to the circulation of Qi (energy) and Blood in the body and how well these tissues are being nourished.
Modalities in Oriental medicine support circulation throughout the body by utilising the Meridian system to increase the flow of Qi in areas of weakness and to free up any energy blockages. Oriental medicine practitioners believe that when this flow is weakened or obstructed we will experience:
In Oriental medicine the main energies responsible for the functioning of the muscular-skeletal system are the Spleen, Kidneys and Liver Qi. One has to understand that organs here are often seen from a functional and energetic perspective, different from a physical internal organ as we think in Western medicine.
For example, it is believed that the Kidney energy is responsible for the strength of the bones; the Spleen energy rules over the strength of the muscles; and the energy of the Liver influences the strength and flexibility of the tendons, ligaments and connective tissue.
Acupuncture has a very long history of treating pain, including that relating to the functioning of the muscular-skeletal system.
When Qi and Blood are strong, balanced and flowing freely, we will be strong, dynamic and pain-free.
Conditions acupuncture may assist with: