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Pain Management

Austin Quan Yin

Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist, and Integrative Medicine Practitioner located in Austin, TX

As it has become increasingly clear that we as a nation need to shift how we deal with the treatment of pain, acupuncture has achieved newfound respect. Whether you are dealing with an acute injury or chronic condition, the practitioners at Austin Quan Yin are well-versed in addressing pain using non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical solutions that get to the root of the problem. Whether you feel like you've already explored all of the options with no relief, or are wanting to avoid opioid use, the practitioners of Austin Quan Yin have the experience and the tools to help provide relief.

Pain Management Q & A

What Chinese medicine therapies treat pain?

Chinese medicine utilizes both herbal medicine and therapies like acupuncture, cupping, e-stim, guasha, and tuina bodywork to reduce musculoskeletal, and neurological pain. Each of these different therapies will be utilized in different circumstances depending on the origination and presentation of the pain. Therapies like guasha, tuina, and cupping tend to work extremely well on musculoskeletal pain, while e-stim and acupuncture are equally effective on both musculoskeletal and neurological pain. The benefits of Chinese medicine for inflammation are well-studied.

One of the unique offerings at Austin Quan Yin is the inclusion of Battlefield Acupuncture among its therapies. Battlefield Acupuncture has been recognized by the United States Military as an effective alternative to pain medications, especially for on-duty troops. Battlefield Acupuncture has a direct and profound effect on the cingulate gyrus, an area of the brain that processes pain.

Why is Chinese medicine so effective at treating pain?

Chinese medicine views each person holistically, taking into account all of the factors that contribute to the experience of pain. The treatment of pain with chinese herbs and acupuncture is so effective because Chinese medicine considers every condition and disease as having unique impacts and presentations based on the individual. The practitioners of Austin Quan Yin know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain. The variety of therapies utilized in the practice of Chinese medicine offers the ability to construct individualized treatment plans.

Chinese medicine understands that the experience of pain is both neurological and physical. Acupuncture and cupping in particular are extremely effective at treating pain because they have the ability to break the neurological feedback loops that cause pain to become chronic. Additionally, acupuncture has clinically-proven benefits on neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change patterns and pathways, giving hope to chronic pain sufferers.

If you want to understand more about how Chinese medicine can improve your pain, whether chronic or acute, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.