Progressive Therapies for Pain Relief

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been scientifically proven to be very effective to relieve most types of pain and is now used in hospitals and specialised pain clinics in Europe, the USA, and Australia.

In Chinese medicine, pain is the result of lack of blood flow. Acupuncture is used to induce an electrical response, promoting blood and oxygen flow to the tissue of the painful area, often producing fairly immediate pain relief. Acupuncture also affects the pain signals going to the brain and down-regulates the pain response.

Pain can be felt through the wrist pulse, and areas of pain can be detected throughout the body. Pinpointing where pain is using the pulse validates the person who has pain, for example with back pain as often he/she has had X-rays and MRIs which have not denoted any pathology that would explain these pain levels. People who are suffering feel a sense of relief to be believed, as they may even doubt themselves.

The Crane Clinic uses acupuncture along with progressive therapies for pain relief, such as laser therapy, PEMF, and Ondamed therapy. The clinic also uses electro-acupuncture, where electrodes are attached to the needles and stimulated with a mild current to promote blood flow.

Patients also benefit from the traditional art of cupping to relieve muscle pain and spasm, chronic back pain, shoulder, hip pain, and fibromyalgia.

Reducing shock and traumatic memories associated with an injury or accident will reduce pain by modulating the body’s stress response associated with traumatic memories.

For painful inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, and muscular pain, science now recognises the importance of a healthy gut and microbiome. The Crane Clinic’s nutritionists conduct a thorough consultation and prescribe an individual nutritional regime to reduce inflammation and correct gut dysbiosis.

For more information contact Áine Delaney, SRN, at the Crane Clinic, Galway, phone 091 525870 or 087 7965070, or email