There are many dynamic and effective ways to treat pain with acupuncture..
Typically, most people experience acupuncture treatment for pain by having the acupuncturist needle the affected area and pain is alleviated over time. There are however acupuncture techniques that not only bring pain down, but do so more quickly and effectively while treating the underlying root cause of pain.
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This is method based on Classical Chinese Medicine taught to many practitioners by the late Dr. Richard Tan and uses channel (meridians) theory to alleviate pain. Instead of needling the area of pain, it stimulates the qi of healthy channels to unblock afflicted channels causing pain. This method when applied correctly has a good success rate. Treatments are given once or twice a week depending on severity of pain with each session lasting at least 35 to 45 minutes. Most people experience immediate relief with significant reduction by the 5th week. Results will vary depending on the level of repetitive strain and physical injury.
Master Tung (1916-1975) is considered the most revolutionary acupuncturist in modern times. His lineage dates back to the Han dynasty and his technique is very simple and highly effective. Tung points are located mostly on the arms, hands, legs and feet and stimulate the brain and the nervous system into healing the body. For example, neck pain can be treated by needling the joints around the thumb and index finger on the opposite side of the neck pain and the same time points in the thighs can alleviate stress causing neck pain. This type of acupuncture is truly dynamic
Tung Bloodletting (pricking) technique
Master Tung used a form of bloodletting (blood pricking) whereby he would prick certain points or areas with dark blue spider veins and broken capillaries releasing a few droplets of blood to alleviate stagnation. This technique is very effective in clearing stagnation causing chronic pain rendering the subsequent acupuncture treatments even more effective.
By combining these different methods based on patient's needs, the treatment received can in many cases instantly relieve pain. If you have any questions or want to learn more about any of the above, please call me.