Knee pain can have several causes including surrounding muscle tightness, acute injury, and chronic pain due to arthritis and joint deterioration. Any injuries or former surgeries on a painful knee may further exacerbate the injury.
Chronic knee pain also often arises from Osteoarthritis and joint deterioration causing difficulty flexing or extending the knee. This happens due to wear and tear on the knee’s protective cartilage and causes pain, inflammation, and stiffness of the joint.
As such, many people of all ages struggle with knee pain and osteoarthritis. 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 knee 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 knee pain.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as neck and shoulder 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 knee 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 (e.g. points such as Sp. 10, Bl 10 and GB 34 etc)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g Moxa, ear seeds, gua sha locally)
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Acupressure, Qi gong)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.