Say good bye to pain 

This year National Pain Week  (July 21-27) is being celebrated by creating awareness that PAIN IS AGELESS.
Pain is one way that your body can tell you that something is wrong and needs attention.  It is a feeling triggered in the nervous system that may be sharp or dull; off-and-on or steady; localised (such as back pain) or all over (such as muscle aches from the flu). Pain occurs at any age and stage of life as it can be the result of infection, injury, surgery or a range of other reasons, some that can be difficult to find.
In Chinese medicine pain is considered to be due to a stagnation of or obstruction to the circulation of Qi and Blood in the meridians (energy channels) of the body.

If there is free flow there is no pain
If there is pain there is no free flow

Physical pain is a common occurrence for many people unfortunately and accounts for 7 of the top 10 conditions for which people use acupuncture.  
In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers report that acupuncture is effective in reducing people’s chronic pain, more so than standard pain treatment. 

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