According to Chinese Medical theory, pain appears when the body's Qi is not flowing smoothly, when for some reason (injury, congestion of fluids, inflammation or poor circulation, etc) there is a blockage in the channel, a traffic jam. Acupuncture needle, like a traffic light, helps to regulate the traffic of qi in the channels.
Research papers and clinical trials on effects of Chinese medicine on painful conditions:
- muscular-skeletal problems
- back pain
- neck and shoulder pain