Pain Management

Put your hand up if you have lower back pain

Suffering from lower back pain is a common ailment of many Australians … and here, at the clinic, it’s a condition that we treat regularly.

Having a back problem describes a range of conditions related to muscles and nerves, bones and joints and the connective tissue of the back.

Specifically, lower back pain can be terribly debilitating, affecting your life in every way — sitting, standing, sleeping, walking, working, exercising — the pain can wear you down!

We are pleased to report that the style of acupuncture that Dr Mark McAuliffe practices here, called Master Tung Acupuncture, has brought welcome relief to many of his patients!

Chernyak, C. 2005 states that “According to Chinese medicine, all organs and systems within the body should function in harmony with each other and in harmony with the mind. Conventional, allopathic medicine, which focuses on understanding the individual organ and, therefore, delves deeper and deeper into the function and pathology of that individual organ, has lost this panoramic view. Chinese medicine in general and acupuncture in particular, offers humanity the tools to bring us back in harmony within ourselves and within the Universe. It achieves this harmony by gently tuning and regulating the invisible connecting network of energy pathways penetrating the entire body as one colossal, intricate web.

Over time, I came to the realization that the manner in which acupuncture achieves what it does in the body is simply to initiate the body’s own self-healing processes; it does so by employing the internal mechanisms that we all possess but do not intellectually know how to self-engage.

The Tung style acupuncture learned in Taiwan, is quite different from the traditional ‘TCM’ acupuncture promulgated by the Peoples’ Republic of China and taught in most Western Colleges of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This Tung style of acupuncture uses fewer treatment points than its TCM counterpart and these Tung points are often located very distant to the area of pathology or chief complaint; it typically demonstrates a very high degree of effectiveness when employed correctly.”

Advanced Tung Style Acupuncture: Anesthesiology/Pain Management Spiral-bound – 1709
Tung Ching Chang (Author), James H Maher (Translator)

For relief of lower back pain (and for that matter, any pain, aches and ailments) we recommend treatment by a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner and trained acupuncturist in Master Tung acupuncture.

Dr Mark McAuliffe works from his clinic – Morningside Acupuncture & Natural Therapies Healing Sanctuary, Morningside, Queensland, Australia.