Aurora Pain Management
Aurora Pain Management: The Benefits of Acupuncture
Herbs for Back and Other Pain Management
In addition to acupuncture, there are a wide variety of herbs that are utilized traditionally in Chinese – Oriental medicine that have thousand year track records of dealing with all types of pain. Chinese herbal medicine theory will categorize the types of pain according to how they feel according to the patient, different descriptions and types of pain will help to indicate what types of herbs and which combinations will be effective to help alleviate pain. There are herbs that are effective at increasing blood circulation, herbs that are effective at stopping pain through analgesic properties similar to aspirin, Tylenol, and other over the counter pain relief medications, including several anti-inflammatory herbs as well that can help to stop pain.
Herbs for pain management can be given internally or applied externally, as well as being used both ways in combination for a more effective treatment.
Other Therapies for Effective Pain Management
Moxibustion is another technique utilized by traditional Oriental medicine that is very effective for management of chronic and acute pain. Moxibustion is application of heat to the body by burning a certain herb, Artemisia vulgaris on or near the skin of the affected area. Moxibustion has been shown to both increase circulation and promote immune function to help with wound healing and inflammation. These therapies and others are utilized at the Aurora pain clinic. Traditional Chinese Medicine has several other techniques as well to manage pain such as those listed below. Each of these treatment techniques will work to increase blood flow and to break up any adhesions that may be causing pain. Our Aurora pain management therapists work hard to diagnose the underlying cause for your pain so we can help you live a pain free life.