Vancouver Acupuncture Article of the Week: Acupuncture for Pain Management by Brian Kushnirik, R.AC at Broadway Wellness.
Physical and emotional blockages will affect each other. In TCM acupuncture, one of the keys to treating pain is to calm the mind. By using acupuncture to calm the mind, the body will be able to more easily help to repair itself, and the use of other acupuncture points will be more productive.
An acupuncture treatment helps to facilitate the movement of energy in the system, thereby breaking up both physical and emotional blockages. Released blockages will result in reduced physical and emotional pain and an increase in vitality.
Areas of the body that are treated can either be local (close to the physical pain), distal (away from the pain), or in the ear (as the ear acts as a microcosm for the body, anatomical and functional points on the ear allow for the treatment of the entire system).
Acupuncture can be an excellent alternative or compliment to pain medication as it has no side-effects, does not counteract pain medication, and unlike most pain medication, it treats the root cause of the pain instead of just temporarily masking it.
Brian is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays and Wednesdays (2:15-8:15pm)
Broadway Wellness is an integrative healthcare clinic founded in 2004, focused around a group of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapists, also offering Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver BC, along the Broadway Corridor. Broadway Wellness moved and expanded to 3 blocks East to 610 2525 Willow Street in Summer of 2019.