Muscular and joint pain due to injuries, aging or overuse are very common, so we see a lot of them in our clinic. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) point of view, the causes are either lack of blood flow, or circulation stagnancy from various reasons. Acupuncture, herbs or Massage (Tui Na) can increase local blood supply, and remove blood stasis leading to a successful treatment result.
Rheumatic disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Osteoarthritis (OA), Gout, Osteoporosis, Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) etc. are also seen in our clinic, although less frequently. Albert Zhang has extensive medical training and experience in this field through his work as a Rheumatologist in a famous Integrated hospital in Beijing for 8 years prior to coming to NZ. According to Chinese medical Classics, rheumatism is derived from external/internal coldness, heat or dampness. General speaking herbs need to be used to treat these illnesses as most of them are systematic but if prominent symptoms are localized only in few joints, acupuncture or Tui Na could also be suitable solutions.