Back, Head & Neck


Head, Neck and Back Pain Can be Effectively Controlled and Eased With Chinese Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies

Back, Head & Neck

According to Chinese medicine, headaches (including migraines) may be caused by external factors (Wind, Cold, Heat, Dampness), internal factors (Heat, Dampness, Wind, Blood Stagnation, Phlegm accumulation) or a combination of both.

How the headache is treated depends on the quality of the pain (sharp, dull, persistent, intermittent), what aggravates it (Heat, Cold, Dampness, change of weather, fatigue), and when it occurs (daytime, night time, a particular season, after eating, when hungry etc).

Which meridians course through the location of the headache and which organ networks seem to be involved (often the Liver, Stomach, Lung, Large Intestine, Gallbladder) determine which acupuncture points are needled and which herbal formulas are prescribed.

Headaches can be simple or complex, chronic or acute. Sometimes treatment will cure them quickly and sometimes it will take weeks or months to alleviate a chronic condition.

If you’re condition is causing you pain and stress, call us on 0208 780 0955 to find out how we can help, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.

Stress/tension

Generalised discomfort in the body and mind due to overwork, worry, and mental and physical strain can cause the Qi to become stagnant and/or depleted.

Stagnation of the Qi will lead to feelings of stiffness, soreness, and pain in the muscles, joints, and head, and Qi depletion will lead to feelings of fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, and lack of motivation.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can quickly and effectively relieve the symptoms of stress and tension since they both replenish the Qi and activate its circulation.

Ear ache

Ear ache, or otitis media, is a common problem of babies and young children.

Although many pediatricians still routinely prescribe antibiotics for this condition, research has shown that they are not effective in resolving the problem over the long term.

Repeated administration of antibiotics to babies and young children weakens their sensitive digestive systems and lowers their resistance, making them generally more vulnerable to infectious illnesses.

Ear infections, like colds and flus, are caused by an “invasion of external pathogenic factors”.

Simple, gentle Chinese herbal formulas that “dispel” Wind, Heat, Cold and Dampness” are extremely safe and effective remedies that can quickly remedy an acute ear ache and help the chronically afflicted child recover her health and eliminate the problem altogether.

To find out more about how we can help with your head, neck or back problem, call us on 0208 780 0955 to find out how we can help, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.