Through The Use of Chinese Treatments and Ancient Remedies it’s Possible to Bring Relief to a Range of Muscular Problems

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Repetitive Stress Injury, numbness, swelling and pain in the forearm, wrist, and hand.

Pain and swelling of the nerves, tendons and muscles in the forearms, hands, and wrists is an increasingly common problem of people who do work that requires repetitive movements of the arms and hands.

Chinese medicine defines this syndrome as an accumulation of Heat in the muscles, nerves, tendons, and acupuncture channels. The overuse of the small joints in the wrist and hands causes “friction,” which generates excess Heat (inflammation) that in turn causes swelling of the ulnar, median, and radial nerves that pass from the elbow through the small spaces between the bones in the wrists.

Acupuncture, moxibustion (a form of heat therapy), and the external application of medicinal herbal plasters (large, herb-impregnated adhesive bandages) and/or liniments (herbal oils, gels) can speedily reverse this problem if treated early, thus avoiding recourse to surgical intervention.


According to Chinese medicine, fibromyalgia is caused by external factors (including environmental insults such as harsh weather, pollution, toxic exposure, and viral infections) that become lodged in the skin and muscles, obstructing the free circulation of fluids, Blood, and vital energy or Qi.

Acupuncture and moxibustion can be very effective for the relief of muscle and joint pain.

However, fibromyalgia is not always easy to treat, because it is often associated with a pre-existing condition of depletion that has undermined the body’s ability to adapt to or cope with stress.

Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet therapy, and forms of exercise like Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and yoga may be used in combination with acupuncture and moxibustion to improve circulation, enhance resistance, and increase the strength of the body as a whole.

To find out more about how we can help with muscular problems, call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in and see us in our Putney clinic.


The bones, tendons, muscles, and blood vessels are governed respectively by the Kidney, Liver, Spleen, and Heart.

The symptoms of arthritis – pain, swelling, stiffness, inflammation and aggravations in response to heat, cold, humidity and pressure – are fundamentally caused by congestion or obstruction of the circulation of Qi and Blood so that the connective tissues and structural components of the body are not adequately nourished and lubricated.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can improve or sometimes even eliminate the symptoms of arthritis by improving the circulation Qi and the quality of the Blood, eliminating toxic accumulations that generate inflammation or Heat.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

While the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome largely remain a mystery, Chinese medicine explains that it results from primarily a dysfunction of the organ networks of the Kidney, Spleen, and Heart, causing a severe depletion of Qi and disturbance of Shen.

This results in a profound lack of energy, sleep disturbances, anxiety, emotional depression and apathy, fibromyalgia, extreme fluctuations in weight and appetite, disorders of metabolism and digestion, and reduced resistance to infections.

Because of the chronicity of this condition, it often takes many months of treatment (including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary modification, and gentle, moderate exercise) to restore the body’s capacity to generate Qi and normalize the functions of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and nervous systems. Experience has shown the modalities Chinese medicine to be some of the most effective methods that can be employed to achieve recovery.

If you have an ongoing muscular problem that you need relief from, call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.