Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Alternative Pain Relief through Traditional Chinese Medicine
While we pride ourselves in experimenting with and promoting new types of pain treatment options, it is impossible to deny the effectiveness of Acupuncture as an alternative therapeutic technique. Acupuncture is backed by scientific research and medical journals and is today widely known for its positive results when it comes to pain relief and stress reduction.
Acupuncture at our clinic is conducted with sterilized medical-grade needles that are so tiny that they do not cause pain at all, and these are applied at certain points on the body to alleviate pain and help treat various health conditions. We use acupuncture to treat hundreds of customers a week and are confident you will be more than satisfied with our services.
What is Acupuncture? How does it Work?
Originating in China with use in Traditional Medicine approximately 3000 years ago, Acupuncture is the science of healing and pain relief by the activation and stimulation of certain Acupuncture points, or Acupoints, on the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy regarding two opposing forces that the body tries to balance: yin and yang. When both yin and yang are in balance, the body is healthy. However, when the flow of energy is blocked through disruptions in Acupoints, this can lead to pain.
Therefore, Acupuncture really is about the stimulation of these Acupoints to restore balance to yin and yang in the body. This promotes a better flow of energy and boosts the body’s natural self-healing process. As a result, a state of accelerated healing is achieved.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s positive effects on the immune, nervous, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems in the body.
The activation and stimulation of these Acupuncture points is often done with fine medical grade needles (0.16-0.20 mm, thin enough not to draw any blood and is mostly painless), that are sterilized and inserted directly into the skin.
The Pain Away Treatment Process: How It Works
Step 1: Preliminary exam and physical diagnosis
A quick preliminary consultation and diagnosis by one of our licensed physiotherapists allow us to quickly rule out all other factors and get to the root causes of your ailments.
Step 2: Pain relief treatment and/or physical therapy
Having a specific diagnosis, we can immediately select which form of treatment is required to provide the fastest pain relief, while supplementing with recovery through physiotherapy.
Step 3: Medical analysis and pain recovery advice
After having gone through the full pain relief treatment, a summary on your condition is given, as well as advice on what you can do to help speed up recovery on your way to wellness.
What Does It Feel Like?
We use the finest medical grade needles (0.16-0.20 mm). These needles are thin enough to not draw any blood and it is mostly painless. As the needle is tapped through the skin, you might feel a slight sensation around the area, but it is more of a “tingling” or “buzzing” feeling, and not so much one of pain.
Sometimes a needle might hit a tiny blood vessel or a nerve ending though, and this could produce a slight sting. When this happens, simply inform our therapist so that it may be repositioned and the sting goes away immediately.
After the initial couple of needles, there should be no more discomfort. Most of our patients generally feel relaxed or even sleepy during the treatment.
Common Symptoms Treated with Acupuncture
There have been hundreds of clinical studies and medical research that have shown the benefits to which acupuncture can successfully treat the conditions listed below:
- Lower back pain, shoulder and back pain, knee pain, neck pain, stiff neck
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
- Headache and Migraine
- High and Low blood pressure
- Gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer, dysentery, urinary tract infections
- Sprains, tennis elbow
- Sciatica, inducing labor, neuralgia, facial pain
- Post-operative convalescence
- Menstrual pain
- Nausea and vomiting; morning sickness
If you are suffering from any of the above and are seeking to try acupuncture as a way to treat these symptoms, we’d like to assure you treating these types of pain is exactly our expertise.
Our Satisfied Patients
I want to thank the therapists and professional team at Pain Away Clinic for helping me with my posture and taking care of my body so I can feel as good as possible. It is important to listen to what our body asks and take care of it, in order to prevent future discomfort.
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I have been suffering from pain in my right shoulder for a long time and tried many treatments such as massage, physiotherapy, etc. After these treatments I felt better but came back to the same condition soon so I gave up on curing the problem because of my work.
This time I tried treatment at Pain Away Clinic. I was really satisfied with their treatment and I will continuously come for treatment. I now also do stretching at home which they taught me.
The location is very convenient because connected to MRT and BTS.
This clinic is very clean. At first the therapist consulted my condition and told me the reason of the pain, how my posture is. I can not speak Thai but this Thai therapist communicates in Japanese as well, so I felt at ease. After the treatment I felt much better and could very easily move my shoulder. At last the therapist adjusted my pelvis and spine. It was not scary but I feel much straighter. After the adjustment length of my leg became even.
The therapist recommended training at home so I can keep good posture.
I have been receiving treatment at Pain Away Clinic due mainly to two reasons, their professionalism and care for their clients. Having been treated by them many times now, I couldn’t be more happy with the level of professionalism from each of their staff and how much they care about each of their clients. I feel that I am in good hands and can completely trust in them.
I would recommend anyone who has pain, or any issues related to pain, to try them out. You will be happy that you do. They are truly professional and very knowledgeable about what they do.
Stay well everyone.
I came to Pain Away Clinic due to thigh muscle strain from stretching in Japan.
I had pain on hip joint and thigh. Of course I took some treatment in Japan after the accident. I came to Thailand and knew about Pain Away Clinic and the therapist gave me some treatment. My hip joint was so stiff so it was difficult for me to play golf and ride on motor bike, climb the stairs. After taking several treatment in Pain Away Clinic my condition got better.
I can recommend Pain Away Clinic.
With over 15 years of combined experience treating Back Pain and providing Pain Relief in Bangkok, we here at Pain Away Clinic are your most trusted friends.
Our 94% success rates speak for themselves. You won’t leave unsatisfied with the care we put into our physiotherapy and pain treatments.
All of the treatments we practice are 100% derived from both medical and alternative forms of health.
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