There is little worse or more debilitating than suffering from pain. Whether it is a chronic condition which you feel you just have to learn to live with or if it is something more acute, such as a sporting injury, acupuncture and Chinese medicine may just be the thing to help you manage your pain or in some situations even eliminate your pain so you can get back to doing the things you love again.

Pain can be caused by many factors. Physical trauma or injury tends to be a common cause but other factors such as emotions and environmental factors, such as weather and temperature, can also play just as large an influence.

At Hillside Holistic Health we take a thorough case history to identify the cause of your pain and then we establish a treatment plan to try to manage or eliminate your pain.  Our treatment plan usually includes acupuncture, which helps to reduce pain as acupuncture can:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Reduce swelling
  • Relax muscles and relieve spasms
  • Decrease bruising
  • Lower the body’s pain response
  • Improve local blood circulation to increase delivery of nutrients and removal of noxious elements
  • Increase the function of the immune system

Other tools which may be used as part of your treatment is herbal medicine, electro-acupuncture, heat therapy, cupping, massage and diet or lifestyle advice.

So if you suffer from pain and think that it is something that comes with age or is just something that you’ll have to learn to live with,  acupuncture and Chinese medicine may be the thing for you.  For more information or if you would like to discuss your particular situation please give the clinic a call or send us an email to discuss how we might be able to help.