Pain and Internal Disorders
Pain is an experience in life. A lot of people have been living with pain for years without knowing what is the cause of the pain and couldn’t find a way to stop it. If you rely on pain medications for temporary pain relief, I am happy to share some information to help you live your life without pain and restore your ability to fully enjoy life.
All of us have experienced pain. If we know the cause of the pain and have reliable treatment to end the pain, we can live a happier and more productive life. Pain is the most common health problem in all healthcare facilities. Although many pains are due to other health issues, it is the pain that alerts people to seek medical help. I hope the information I share here can help you gain the clarity of your condition and free yourself from the suffering of pain. We can divide all pain into two types of pain, acute pain and chronic pain.
Many acute pains are due to injuries. Serious injuries with open wounds or broken bones should go to the ER immediately. For mild and moderate injuries, such as a muscle strain, or tendon and ligament sprains, you have to be patient and wait for it heal, usually complete recovery takes 3 months. At this time you may need to take pain medication to deal with the pain. Many people complain that pain medication doesn’t work. This is because the medicine is difficult to reach certain areas, such as knees or ankles. For example, in some knee surgery cases, patients suffer swollen, inflamed knees, and severe pain. I have seen some people who had knee surgery, a few months later, their knees were still inflamed with severe pain. Every night they cried from the pain and couldn’t sleep. During the night, circulation slow down that makes the pain worse. If you are struggling with any muscular pain, there is a simple thing you can do to suffer less. We all know that Chinese people have thousands of years history of practicing martial arts and it is unavoidable that the practitioners get injured. They must know how to use herbal remedies to take care of injuries. One remedy is an external used medicated oil, it is available in our online store. The oil is called “ Huo Luo Oil”. Huo Luo means promote circulation to relief the pain. Chinese people keep this oil at home in case they have mild injury or muscle pain. This oil can clear the inflammation, release pain and promote healing. It also can be used to help cancer patients manage their pain. After minor injuries or surgeries, apply this medicated oil on the affected area, can help you suffer less pain and also reduce recovery time.
Another type of the pain is chronic pain. Chronic pain can be dull pain, sharp pain, or burning pain, and the pain may come and go, or consistently remind you that there is something wrong. Pain is not a disease but a symptom. Most people rely on pain medication to get temporary relief but this can cover up the cause of the pain and the cause of the pain could be a serious problem. Chinese medicine is holistic medicine, the theory of Chinese medicine can help us to understand the connection between muscle pain and internal disorders. I am going to explain what the connection I am talking about.
Let’s start with headaches. Emotion of anger and tress can lead to high blood pressure and cause headaches. Blood deficiency, lack of blood moving up to nourish the head can also cause headache. Acupuncture treatment and head massage can bring immediate relief. I cannot stress enough the benefits of massage therapy. Getting regular head massage can relief stress, anxiety, headaches, improve memory, improve insomnia, and prevent stroke. Another benefit is by stimulating the scalp, promoting blood circulation, it is even good for healthy hair.
Next, let’s talk about back pain. Use your imagination to draw two horizontal lines that divide the entire back into three equal parts. Upper back, middle back, and lower back. Upper back pain includes stiff neck and shoulder pain maybe related to stress, or disorders of the lungs, or tension of the heart. Massage and cupping therapy are very effective in treating upper back pain. Getting regular massage with cupping therapy on upper back can also improve the condition of the lungs and the heart.
Here is a story. One day, I was having my breakfast and got a call from Lucy, my hairdresser. She said she needed a big favor and asked me to give her a ride to the ER, because she was having a heart palpitations. She took aspirin but didn’t get any relief. From my house to her house was only 5 minutes driving distance, I told her to stay in bed and I am coming. I didn’t plan to take her to the ER, I have taken care of so many heart palpitations cases and I know exactly how to make irregular heart beat back to normal with only massage. When I got her house, she was standing at the door ready to go. Her face was pale with cold sweat, and her body was shaking. These are the symptoms of heart attack. I asked her to lie down on her stomach and I started massaging her neck, shoulders and upper back. Less than 10 minutes I heard her breath back to normal and she said her heart palpitations stopped. I suggested that she eat some hot soup for breakfast and take the day off, resting at home. This entire house call took me only 30 minutes. At the end of the day, I called to check how she was doing and found out that she didn’t take the day off, she went to work that afternoon. I asked Lucy “ Do you know how much money I saved you?” She said “$4000”. She had already been to the ER once.
This practice are supported by the theories of both western medicine and Chinese medicine. According to the theory of western medicine, nervous come out of the spinal cord and connect to all over the body, including internal organs. Manipulate the spine, can stimulate the heart. According to the theory of Chinese medicine, Some Acupuncture points on the back connected to all internal organs through meridians. You don’t need to know exactly where are the heart points located, they are on the upper back. When heart attack occur, the whole upper back tight up, from my experience Acupuncture doesn’t work well in this case, massage is more effective.
Like Lucy, many people don’t have heart disease but sometimes they can experience the symptoms of heart attack. Heart attack can occur suddenly at any time. According to my knowledge, the emotion like nervousness and stress can be one cause. Another cause is heart energy deficiency, the heart doesn’t have energy to a make normal heart beat. When the heart cannot function normally to pump the blood, the person experiences the symptoms like heart palpitations, dizziness, cold sweat, pain in the jaw, etc. If you call 911, on the way to the ER, the paramedic will administer a drug that can steady an abnormal heart rate quickly. When you got ER, the doctor will put you on EKG (electrocardiogram), at this time, the EKG will show that your heart beat is normal. Later you will have a big medical bill to worry about. Many women have heart palpitations during menopause. To take care of this problem, massage therapy is very helpful. In Chinese medicine there are herbal remedies available to enhance the function of the heart and eliminate the blood clots in the arteries.
Our digestive system is located in the middle of the torso, so muscle pain in the middle back area is related to the disorders of digestion. Massage and cupping therapy are very effective in promoting circulation to release muscle pain. Improving the circulation in the middle back can improve the condition of digestive system, and relief stomach pain, bloating in abdomen, and acid reflux.
The lower back is a weak area. Many people looking for deep tissue massage for their lower back pain, and massage therapists also believe that deep tissue massage can reduce lower back pain. In many cases, they made the pain worse. Lower back pain is due to the weakness of the kidneys. Lower back pain, sciatica pain, hip pain, weakness of the legs, knee pain, problems in ankles or feet. Basically, from waist down all problems are due to the deficiency of the kidneys. A human body has two kidneys instead of one, because kidneys are responsible for many tasks. For example, strong lower extremities, good memory, healthy bones, the quality of sexual life, aging and beauty all depend on the health of the kidneys. In Chinese medicine practice, the problems in lower limbs are symptoms, and the cause is the kidneys. The treatment plan should treat both the symptoms and the cause. Using massage therapy, cupping therapy, and Moxibustion therapy can get quick relief of the pain, and taking Chinese herbal remedies to nourish and strengthen the kidneys to treat the cause. If we only treat the pain and ignore of improving the condition of the kidneys, it cannot prevent the pain relapse.
One day, a 60-year-old man came to see me for severe lower back pain. After he took off his clothes, I saw scars on his lower back, right knee, and right ankle from various surgeries. If he received the treatment for his kidneys, he could have avoided those surgeries.
Talk about surgeries, I have another story. Many years ago, a 52-year-old woman came to see me for severe lower back pain. Her doctor’s diagnosis was her kidneys are not functioning. I didn’t see her often. Every time she came to see me is because she couldn’t stand the horrible pain and all I could do is help her get some relief from the pain. One day she told me that soon she will start kidney dialysis treatment. I told her that the kidney dialysis treatment cannot restore the function of her kidneys. What she cared about is her health insurance pay for the treatment. A year later, she came with the same problem, horrible pain in her lower back. This time she told me that she will have a kidney transplant surgery in a couple of months. She believed that after the surgery she will be pain free, but what she didn’t know is, if a car need change a part, we always can get a brand new auto part. For human organs we can only get used organs. Three years I didn’t hear from her, sometimes I was wondering if she was still alive. Then one day she came with the same horrible pain. How was her kidney transplant surgery? She said she had received five surgeries because the kidney she received was an infected one. In order to save that kidney, she went through another 3 surgeries. After she suffered so much pain, finally she insisted to remove that infected kidney.
Every organ plays an important role in the system, Take good care of your original organs and try to avoid organ removal surgeries.
This case the patient didn’t give me a chance to treat the cause, improving the functions of her kidneys. If we don’t treat the symptom of pain, only treat the cause, strengthening the functions of the kidneys, the pain will reduce as the condition of the kidneys improve. Here is a story. One day, at Publix a woman came to me and asked: “ Do you remember me?” I felt a little uneasy because I didn’t remember her. Then she told me that two years ago, both of her knees were so bad, she could hardly walk. She came to see me but she couldn’t afford the treatment. She said that I told her to take Chinese herbal remedies. Chinese herbal remedies are effective and affordable. So she bought some Chinese herbal remedies and left. “Now,” she said “ look at me, I can walk without pain.”
Thank you for reading and I wish you the best of health.