Hand pain is often prevalent in a range of disorders, including the following: carpal tunnel syndrome, Duypuytren’s contracture, tendonitis, hand fracture, skier’s thumb and arthritis. Arthritis in the hand in particular affects a large portion of the population – arthritis can occur in the joints of the fingers and also the thumb.
Seeking assistance from a trained natural health professional via acupuncture, herbal medicine and/ or naturopathy supports those trying to manage and find solutions for acute or chronic hand pain, limiting associated negative effects and significantly improving an individual’s ability to return to optimum functioning.
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to hand pain.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as hand pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions to hand pain (e.g. occupational use, sporting activities, past illness or trauma, post-surgical adhesions, injury, stressors, diet and lifestyle factors etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That’s in light of the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (local and distal to the hand)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g Moxa, heat lamp, t.c.m. oils)
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Acupressure, vaccaria seeds)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.