Pain Management East & West

Updated: Jun 29

What might be the cause of your pain? Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. As a Shiatsu Functional Therapist I take both a western and eastern approach to pain management.


According to Western Medicine, pain theory relies on nerves, receptors and a cascade of biomarkers. But Chinese Medicine Theory perceives pain from injury for instance as “blood stagnation”. In Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu theory, whenever there is blockage in the body, or whenever the blood, oxygen and physiological fluids of the body are not moving properly or even stop, there is pain.