Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management
  Acute pain

Acute pain is an immediate warning something is wrong with the body and provokes a quick reaction. Acute pain can usually be traced to a source, like a muscle strain or injury.

The majority of acute pain comes from strains and sprains which, while painful, don't involve nerve damage. Poor posture and inactive lifestyles allow muscles to lose their natural flexibility and strength.

When weak muscles are suddenly exerted by an activity as simple as lifting something, they can respond with a spasm and the pain of a strain. The resulting injury limits the range of motion. 

According to traditional Chinese medicine, everything in the body functions dependently on the whole body. If the body is beset with disease or injury, normal pathological symptoms will appear and affect the organs and meridians. Once the meridian is blocked, the Qi and blood become stagnant and are not able to move smoothly. As a result, the patient feels pain, tingling, stiffness, bloating, and/or numbness. Hence the old TCM saying, “When there is a blockage, there is pain. Otherwise, there is no pain.” Relieving blood and Qi stasis, balancing the energy, nourishing the tissue, increasing circulation, and building up deficient organs are all ways that TCM treats pain. Acupuncture is used to correct the flow of Qi and break up stagnation of both Qi and blood; herbal medicine is often used to reestablish and balance Qi, blood and moisture in organ networks to eliminate pathological factors.

Traditional Chinese medicine is an effective modality in the treatment of almost all kinds of pain conditions, including, but not limited to, the following: migraines,
neuralgia, neck pain, back pain, abdominal pain, herniated disc, TMJ, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhea, osteoporosis, sports injury and other injuries, surgical pain and even cancer pain. No matter what types of pain you are experiencing, acupuncture can offer complete pain relief naturally and with no adverse side effects. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the pain relieves. Xiaoyan Wang is a national board certified and licensed Acupuncturist (USA) and traditional Chinese medicine (China).  In China, she studied and practiced acupuncture and complementary western and Chinese medicine since 1983. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.                                                                                            
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