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
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
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 water) or
- too little qi (similar to the
water of a parched river, which is too shallow
to flow around
have experience treating acute pain
after cancer-operation or
injuries), chronic pain (e.g. headache)