Pain Treatments

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at appropriate points to bring about a change in the body. The theory of acupuncture can be thought of as the “reading” of the body’s ‘flow of Qi.’ Qi is often called energy, when there is flow there is health, when there is no flow there is disharmony, pain and or disease.

Pain is a sign of lack of flow of Qi in the area of that pain. So, the treatment for pain is simple; restore the flow of Qi and the pain will go away. If there is flow then there can be repair and healing. Flow is encouraged by placing needles at appropriate points, and once flow is achieved the pain should reduce or go away completely. In some cases the pain will be taken away totally and instantly, others can be a reduction of pain only.

It would be wonderful to be able to say that one treatment and pain can be eliminated forever; however, this is not the case. In most cases pain can be relieved for about 3 days initially and then follow up treatments are required. With recurrent treatments it is possible for most people to have their pain taken away for extended periods of time if not permanently. Dr. Ian Dummett (CM) has extensive experience in pain management; he has trained in China and provided pain management in the Emergency Dept in the Northern Hospital in Epping Melbourne.

Chinese Medicine is the combination of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tui Na (Chinese Massage) and Diet Therapy. At the Tasmanian Chinese Medicine & Injury Clinic (TCM & Injury Clinic), we deal with all injuries no matter their cause or duration.

Pain Treatments

Injury Medicine

We can use acupuncture for the relief of pain and to improve recovery, or we may use herbal medicine both internally and externally to relieve pain and hasten recovery. We may also use a combination of all modalities offered at the clinic. The end result is a tailored treatment to the individual to suit their problems and their needs.

Dr. Ian Dummett has extensive experience with injury repair and rehabilitation, along with degrees in Human Biology and Chinese Medicine. This allows him to provide an individual and comprehensive treatment program for all patients. Once the injury is under control, Ian may advise that supervised rehabilitation be undertaken.

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