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Addressing the Safety of Acupuncture

In clinical practice, we do come across customers asking us questions regarding acupuncture treatment. In this Part 1 article, we will focus on addressing the following queries, so that you, our clients and patients, can have a peace of mind and better understanding on what to expect during your scheduled acupuncture session, especially if it is going to be your first experience with acupuncture. Is it safe? Acupuncture is safe when...

Pain Management in TCM

Pain, one of the most difficult symptoms to solve in medical history, defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage. There is a prevalence of 20% of adults suffering from pain globally, 10% are newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year.[1] With the development of society, humans start to work...

Meet the Therapist: Dr. Robin Wang, Physiotherapist

Dr. Robin Wang specializes in pain management and sports injury. He works at the Hongmei Road Clinic, helping patients in both Chinese and English. Some conditions Dr. Wang treats include neck and lower back pain, sciatica, spinal disc herniation, shoulder impingement syndrome, tennis elbow, ACL injury, and plantar fasciitis. Q: What interested you about working in the field of physiotherapy? A: Physical therapy can help many people with injuries and pain to relieve...

Preventing Injuries at the Gym

Chinese New Year is coming and there are several new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shanghai. We should be vigilant, wash our hands frequently, wear masks, and avoid gathering in crowds. It is also wise to focus on improving immunity and strengthening our bodies through exercise. Exercise is a good way to improve immunity. However, we can find ourselves with sports injuries due to varying fitness levels and types of exercise. What is...

Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Step by Step to a Pain-Free Life

Many people suffer chronic pain and fibromyalgia. They are both quite common and can be extremely difficult to manage and treat. In understanding chronic pain it is useful to understand how the body registers and manages pain in the body. The basic theory of pain is that an initial event occurs such as a trauma, infection or illness which the body perceives as having the potential to damage the body. This...

How to Get Rid of Joint Stiffness and Sore Muscles

Joint stiffness and muscle soreness are often the cause of pain. What then is the cause of joint and muscle issues?  This is a little more complicated as we often don't feel well when we haven't done anything and don't feel well after exercise. It would seem then that it’s a “damned if you do and damned if you don't” kind of situation. However, the key is balance. If you normally...

What’s up with the ‘Glass Cups’ in a TCM doctor’s treatment room?

What is cupping therapy? Cupping therapy is a treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which glass cups are heated to create a vacuum against the skin. It increases surface blood flow which results in resolution of pain and a sense of well-being. The overall internal flow of Qi and blood circulation is enhanced, stimulating anti-inflammatory effects and promoting tissue recovery. Depending on the cupping technique used, cups may be retained in position...

Pain Management: Neck Pain and Headache

Under the large umbrella of pain management, one of the most common reasons patients seek help is for neck pain. The main symptoms are discomfort and pain in the neck region, radiating pain and tension to the shoulders, or tingling sensations along the arms down to the hands. Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle or soft tissue strain, but can also be caused by sudden force like...

Problems in the Foundation: Are Your Feet Causing Your Back Pain?

Occasionally patients come in with low back pain that they describe as happening when they walk or are on their feet. For most back pain patients, it is exactly the opposite. They get some relief with standing and movement, but feel worse when sitting for prolonged periods (and sitting is often part of the cause). The body gives us a strong clue when pain comes with standing or walking. It...

Why do so many people suffer from shoulder pain?

Why is shoulder pain so common? Shoulder pain and dysfunction is one of the most common complaints we see. Perhaps only neck pain and low back pain are more frequently seen. There are many reasons why so many people experience shoulder pain. The first is the shoulder is a very complex joint and is made up of at least four individual joints. As a general rule, the more complex something is,...