Pain Management

Research has shown the significant effect that chronic pain can inflict on quality of life, with widespread pain such as fibromyalgia and lower back pain having a more pronounced debilitating effect than localised pain such as headaches.¹

Acu-ease’s gold standard of treatment provides you with the following:




Identify the underlying nature of the pain. Addresses the cause of pain, rather than the symptoms.
Facilitate the body’s natural pain management response by releasing norepinephrine, acetylcholine and several other types of natural opioids and effecting changes in the autonomic nervous system.   Alleviates pain and reduces your dependence on analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs [50][51][52][53][54][55]
Stimulate the body’s auto-immune response.   Improves the body’s capacity to heal and re-generate.
May improve the body's ability to maintain wellbeing and homeostasis.   By facilitating balances in your meridian system we are able to reduce the likelihood of your problem affecting another aspect of your health.[48]
Boost your physical ability to cope with pain.   Strengthens your digestion, which means more energy and less nausea from medications. This is especially useful for Chronic Pain.
Boost your psychological ability to cope with pain.   Improves your mental and emotional capacity to manage and recover from pain. This is especially useful for Chronic Pain.

Our Techniques

Acu-ease uses the following techniques to alleviate pain and discomfort.

General Acupuncture: Tiny, single use, sterile needles are gently placed into specific Acupuncture Points in areas in your body’s Meridians to stimulate the release of natural opioids and reduce pain.

Moxibustion: The dried leaf of the herb mugwort is compressed into a stick and burned at a safe distance from the skin to radiantly warm specific acupuncture points.

Electro-acupuncture: Acupuncture points are gently stimulated with a mild electrical current.

Acupressure/Tuina: This is a massage technique that uses fingertips and a variety of other implements to facilitate the flow of Qi (energy) through Muscles and Joints.

Cupping: Glass cups are used to create a vacuum in order to improve circulation, reduce tension and clear fluid congestion.

Rehabilitation: Using a variety of both eastern and western based rehabilitation exercises, we make sure that your musculoskeletal issue stays better after we have dealt with the pain and disability.

Nutritional Supplements: Minerals are essential for health and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and they maintain the body's acid/base and water bal­­­­ance, nerve activity, muscular activity, energy production and enzyme reactions.

Chinese Nutritional Supplements: Chinese nutritional supplements may be prescribed, either on their own or alongside other therapies, to treat a range of symptoms and conditions.

Oriental Counselling: Oriental Counselling applies age-old principles to enhance your conscious understanding of mental and emotional states and their effects on your physical well-being.

Neuro-Linguistic Therapy: The NLP therapeutic process gives you cognitive tools to increase your ability to manage pain.

Em-Wave Therapy: Em-wave therapy teaches you how to breathe effectively to increase coherence between the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems.

¹ An Evaluation Of The Impact Of Chronic Pain On Quality Of Life 25 Aug 2005