Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; and the most impressive characters are seared with scars.
Gibran Khalil Gibran جبران خليل جبران
Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and your water becomes clear?
Lao-Tsu (500 B.C – 400 B.C)
The physiological mechanisms of pain are far too complex to describe. We do know that each human cell functions like a little electro-magnetic battery storing and releasing energy, with constant uninterrupted flow of energy from cell to cell throughout the entire body. When damage to tissues occurs, the electrical energy and biphotonic (light) energy are disrupted, as is the movement of vital electrolytes (the sodium-potassium pump) in and out of the cell, depolarizing the cell, thus creating stagnation, or stasis, not only of bioelectrical potential of the cell, but also of circulation with its unwanted companions of inflammation, spasm, and pain.
To restore bodily tissues to a normal and balanced state (homeostasis), to eliminate muscle spasms, inflammation and pain, and to restore the integrity of the electro-magnetic and (electrical and photonic) signaling of the cell, the therapist can use one of the following or combination of the following armamentarium in treating pain:
- Needle Acupuncture
- Computerized Laser Acupuncture
- Chinese Manipulative Medicine (Zheng gu shu)
- Chinese Therapeutic Massage (Tuina)
- Western Osteopathic Medicine
- Auricular Medicine/Auricular Therapy
- Gua Sha
- Microcurrent Therapy (electro-acupuncture and electro-myopulse)
- Medical Qi Gong
- E.A.V. Computerized meridian stress assessment