you tong?: Where there is no free flow there
will be pain
TCM has a long tradition of treating
pain: Pain is a sign of stagnation of qi and
can be caused by too much or too little qi.
Pain is always an alarm signal
that should always be taken seriously.
TCM knows several approaches to treat
acute or chronic pain with different causes. A
treatment first objective is to get rid of the
pain as fast as possible and then treat the
cause or root of the pain.
Similar to water in a river qi
streams through our body. The routes it takes are
called meridians. Pain is a sign that the free
flow of qi is disturbed.
The cause may be
- a blockage (like a small stone or
big rock blocking the riverbed) or
- too much qi (like a river, which?s
riverbed is too narrow for all the flood of
- too little qi (similar to the water
of a parched river, which is too shallow to flow
have experience treating acute pain
(as after cancer-operation or injuries), chronic
pain (e.g. headache) and phantom pain.