Treatment Process and Outcomes for Pain & Stress Management

With over 18 years of clinical practice and experience we are confident that we can achieve great results in the treatment of neck pain, stress management and other common muscle and joint aches and pains. Our extensive experience has led us to believe that the best outcomes are achieved by using:

Acupuncture & Remedial Massage

These focussed treatments are used on their own or more commonly in a targeted combination. We start with an initial consultation where the aim is to understand the pain, other signs and symptoms presented and their causes. Then, we discuss whether to use Acupuncture, Remedial Massage or combination of two (most common). Next, we map out a pathway to resolve or manage the pain or stress. Moreover, depending on presentation of your pain or stress levels we might do very focused and local treatment if area of pain permits or do a gentle and general treatment in order to take the edge off and then move into direction of more focused treatments.

Even with our first treatment we strive for minimum 50 to 80% reduction of pain and other signs and symptoms presented. In more complex and chronic conditions, we will need more than one session in order to deliver 50 to 80% reduction in severity of your signs and symptoms. Furthermore, very painful conditions or high levels of stress will not only need a certain number of sessions but also frequency of treatments. Usually twice a week in most people is good enough to make significant progress.

 The Three Levels of Care for Pain and Stress Management

SYMPTOMATIC CARE

  • Symptomatic care is all about an attempt to reduce pain and dysfunction in a particular area with minimal intervention.
  • Symptomatic care is a very short term solution for the chronic health problems which if not addressed will result in more serious damage that might be beyond repair.
  • Pain and dysfunction will generally return sooner rather than later.
  • Symptomatic care 3-5 sessions.

CORRECTIVE CARE

  • Corrective care is about going one step further and making sure that results stay for longer.
  • The emphasis is on providing enough support through treatments so your body can heal.
  • Corrective care will allow you to have a better quality of life on a day to day basis
  • Corrective care 12-15 sessions.

PREVENTATIVE CARE

  • Preventative health care is all about reducing the risk and preventing pain and health problems coming up.
  • The risk of developing pain and dysfunction from day to day activities is significantly reduced.
  • Improved daily performance.
  • Improved resilience to physical, mental and emotional stresses.
  • More energy.
  • Individual circumstances will impact how often you might need treatments to stay within optimum state of health.
  • Treatment every 4-6 weeks is good enough to keep most people in pain free state.