Neck pain is a common phrase used to describe aching, pulling sensations, tightness and heaviness of the neck, shoulders, upper back and inside borders of the shoulder blades.
These sensations are often caused by overusing inappropriate use, for example excess lifting or related to poor posture while working at a desk Pain in this region may also be related to a variety of internal diseases, which if left unresolved, could aggravate the soft tissues of the upper body, for example, arthritis, illnesses of the sense organs (i.e. eyes, ears) and headaches/migraines.
Seeking assistance from a trained natural health professional via acupuncture, herbal medicine and/ or naturopathy supports those trying to manage and eradicate neck pain, limits associated negative effects and significantly improves 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 neck 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”.
Personalised Treatment Plan
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 neck pain (e.g. posture, 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 U.B. 10 / S.I. 3, / Luozhen etc)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g cupping, gua sha, ear seeds)
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Qi gong stretches, gua sha technique)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.