UPPER BODY PAINS
Western Medicine advises patients with pains to try over the counter medications for relief. Unfortunately, many patients get little to no relief, so more powerful pain-killing drugs are prescribed. All pain killing drugs will cause insidious harm to the internal organs and will accumulate as toxins in the liver. In addition, some pain killing drugs may become very addictive.
Traditional Chinese Medicine separates the body circulation into two divisions. The upper body circulation is controlled by the heart and the lower body circulation is controlled by the small intestine. The upper body is Yang and is dominated by the Qi (water) system. When the Qi moves, the blood will also move.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats upper body pains with herbal medicines. Herbs are used to help the Qi circulation and to eliminate clots/bruises. Acupuncture in combination with herbal medicines gives the best results when eliminating pains.