Recovery from injury and conditions or disorders requires patience and time. That was an observation that I quickly made when I was working in a rehabilitation institute in Florence, Italy in the 1990s. But a long slow healing process which requires a considerable amount of prescribed rest is problematic for many patients who enjoy an active life in sport or who are always on the move for their job.
I realised why healing often takes so much time during my subsequent study of Traditional Chinese Medicine which taught me to treat the body as a whole, not just the injured area. When an area of our body is suffering it is generally the case that it is being affected by a totally different part of the body which needs attention in order to resolve the problem. Therefore, simply treating the part which ‘hurts’ is only seeing the tip of the iceberg and not resolving the problem at its roots. The result could be a lengthy treatment period with limited success.
I will treat the root of your problem by combining techniques from Western Massophysiotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will not only see a solution to your initial problem but you will also benefit from a whole sense of wellbeing, both physically, in terms of having more energy and less pain, and emotionally, feeling calmer and happier.
TCM involves the application of many different treatments like using very fine needles (acupuncture) or Chinese medical massage (Tuina) warming certain parts of the body or moxibustion, using glass or bamboo jars or cupping and scraping the body surface gently (Guasha) taking herbalremedies and finally breathing exercises.
Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles ....
Tui Na treats chronic pain, especially that caused by muscle-skeletal conditions and injuries.
Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air.
It is very effective for chronic aching and muscle and joint pain. It can be a valid treatment for post-stroke paralysis, cerebral palsy and hair loss.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin.
Gua Sha (Scraping) is an Asian treatment useful for treating pain and many other chronic diseases.