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Chinese Medicine & Pain Management

At Aria’s Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Center in St. Petersburg Florida, Chinese medicine, is utilized as an integrative and holistic approach for the treatment and management of stress and pain. We will explore and expound upon how techniques used in Chinese medicine here at the Pain Center can help you get the relief you seek as part of an integrated approach to your treatment plan. Pain Management St. Pete Florida

The history of Chinese medicine dates back to the second century BC. In the text the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon, descriptions of methods used today such as acupuncture and moxibustion to manipulate the Yin and Yang are described in ways that are practiced until today. The idea of Chi or Qi, is first mentioned here in the canon as well. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe there are different kinds of Chi – Life forces, and different methods are used to mobilize or manipulate these energies in the body. Today, we will explore two methods that help manipulate Qi, clear blocked pathways and relieve pain.

 Tui Na

Tui Na, meaning “push and grab”, is a form of tissue manipulation/massage, to energize and bring balance to the Qi in various channels in your body. When the body is ill or injured, blockages in the life forces are formed and these blockages cause pain. A complete massage using Tui Na technique will help get Chi flowing again and restore balance and harmony to the body, relaxing the muscles and alleviate pain. Tui Na can assist in obtaining relief in a number of conditions including:

  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Shoulder, Neck Pain
  • Back Pain, Sciatica
  • Rheumatism, Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains, Strains
  • Fatigue and Stress

Tui Na focuses on restoring one’s overall health and wellbeing, not just the specific injury or pain involved. It’s focus it to restore balance, both mentally and physically, and promote a sense of well-being to the body. Practitioners here at the Pain Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, are skilled in delivering these modalities and can help you on the road to wellness and recovery.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a method commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture. It involves pressure strokes using a smooth edged object over lubricated skin. Stimulating release of harmful toxins from capillaries surrounding affected meridians of the body. Light bruising will occur over the areas that are treated and will usually resolve within a few days.

Studies have shown gua sha to have anti-inflammatory effects and can stimulate the immune system. A number of symptoms and diseases can be treated using gua sha such as: a variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions, neck problems, back pain, asthma and emphysema, to name a few.

We will continue to explore various methods used in Chinese Medicine to promote awareness of all treatment modalities available to you. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our experts here at Aria’s Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Center, where a variety methods and treatment modalities are used so you can get the help you need.

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