Pain Relief

Pain Relief and Chinese Medicineacupressure points for back pain relief

All of us have experienced pain in our lives; it can be the result of a burn on the stove, or a twist of the ankle when running, or during child birth. However, when pain issues are not treated correctly and becomes something more than a normal red flag that notifies us that we are in danger of some greater trauma, it may become chronic in nature. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has many ways of delineating and alleviating pain syndromes; thus, Chinese medicine can provide more specific solutions for pain syndromes than simple pain relievers that block pain signals. In Chinese medicine, it is generally accepted that pain in the body cannot occur without the presence of Qi Stagnation and/or Blood Stagnation. For best outcomes using self-care, combine associated Aroma Acu-Sticks® to acu-points, topical remedies, and good lifestyle practices.

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acupressure points for pain relief

Aroma Acu-Therapy™ for Pain

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Small Intestine 3

Apply the Fire Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Acupressure Point SI 3

Why? Acu-point Small Intestine 3 treat pain of the upper limbs, neck, spine shoulders, and upper back. 

water-acupressure essential oilsBladder 62

Apply the Water Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Acupressure Point Bladder 62

Why? Acu-point Bladder 62 stimulates the flow of Qi and Blood in the feet, legs, entire back, neck, and head. Together with acupoint Small Intestine 3 it is used to relive pain in the spine as well.

earth-acupressure essential oilsSpleen 10

Apply the Earth Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Acupressure Point SP 10

Why? Acu-point Spleen 10 is a major point used for Blood Stagnation anywhere in the body and pain cannot occur according to Chinese medicine without Blood and/or Qi Stagnation.

wood-acupressure essential oilsLiver 3 

Apply the Wood Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Acupressure Point LV 3  

Why? Acu-point Liver 3 regulates the movement of Qi of the body, and where Qi goes, Blood goes according to Chinese medicine. Using Liver 3 and LI 4 in combination is one of the most commonly used pain protocol.

metal-acupressure essential oilsLarge Intestine 4

Apply the Metal Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate Acupressure Point Large Intestine 4

Why? Acu-point LI 4 used along with Acupoint Liver 3 are called the Four Gates and LI 4 serves to amplify the affect of LV 3 in breaking up Qi Congestion in the body. 

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Pain Causes According to Chinese Medicine

Lower back pain can be caused by a number of different imbalances according to Chinese medicine. By using Chinese medicinal remedies an Aroma Acu-Therapy™, one can tonify the related Energetic Organ System(s) and relieve Qi and Blood Stagnation of the Acupuncture Channels that cause pain, thus, experience long-term relief.

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Pain Due to Qi Stagnationtopical chinese herb remedy for pain

Qi is the vital energy that animates us and makes us vital beings. Qi circulates through the acupuncture channels, or meridians; acupuncturists are manipulating Qi flow with needles located along these channels a breaking up stagnation or stimulating the free flow of Qi to alleviate pain. Burning pain and achy pain associated with nerve pain, is often attributed to Qi Stagnation

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Pain Due to Blood Stagnation

If Qi Stagnation persists, Blood Stagnation can develop. This type of pain tends to be sharp and fixed. Blood pain Chinese herbal remedy foot soakStagnation can also be caused by trauma such as a fall, a sports injury, or an automobile accident. As it turns out, Blood goes where Qi goes, so the two are typically seen together. Traumatic pain due to injury would result in Qi and Blood tsagnation, and would only be considered abnormal in Chinese medical theory if the injury is mismanaged and not addressed directly after the injury. 

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Internal Dampness can develop when the body does not manage fluids well, likely due to Spleen Qi Deficiency. This type of pain tends to be deep and dull pain in the muscles or joints, and is aggravated with wet weather or damp conditions. This type of pain would likely be deep, achy, muscular pain with a heavy feeling in the body. Viscous, sticky Internal Damp Phlegm blocks the free flow of Qi.

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Pain Due to Kidney Deficiencylower back pain remedy essential oils

Kidney Deficiency is associated with lower back pain and knee pain most specifically. If Kidney Deficiency is present, the lower back and knees are more susceptible to injury, but this type of pain can develop without any type of trauma at all and can be deep and achy.

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Using Chinese Medicine for Pain Relief

Increasingly, people are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve painful conditions.. Chinese medicine and acupressure are natural self-care approaches that continue to grow in popularity in the United States. Chinese remedies have possible solutions for all types of pain, regardless of what is causing the pain or where the pain is located. The theory behind acupuncture and Chinese medicine states that there is an energy that flows through the human body called Qi, or Chi. This energy can become obstructed for a variety of different reasons. When this occurs, the obstruction results in pain or discomfort.

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