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Qualified as a medical doctor in Western medicine in China with a Medical degree from Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the UK. Many year research and clinical experiences. This blog is for information only.

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Pain and acupuncture.

Pain is an unpleasant feeling and a signal in the nervous system that something may be wrong. Pain could be in one area of the body, such as back pain or all over the body such as fibromyalgia.

It could be divided into two types of pain according to the onset and duration.
There are two types of pain: acute and chronic
Acute pain usually comes on suddenly, because of a disease, injury, or inflammation. It can often be diagnosed and treated. It usually goes away, though sometimes it can turn into chronic pain.
Chronic pain lasts for a long time, and can cause severe problems.

There are mainly three types of pain sensations
Pricking pain is caused by a needle, pin prick, skin cut etc. This type of pain is precisely localized from the skin and conducted by the A fibers of the nerves. It is sharp, fast and short duration in nature. This pain is a protection mechanism to the body and warning to the brain that something goes wrong.

Burning or soreness pain is caused by inflammation, burned skin etc. This type of pain is not exact localized and conducted by the C fibers of the nerves. It is characterised as diffuse, slow onset and longer in duration.

Aching pain is a sore pain which is mainly from the viscera and somatic deep structure. It is not precisely localized and carried by the C fibers of the nerves.

There are many ways to release pain. Acupuncture is one of the many treatments for pain relief and it is very efficient.  

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