Acupuncture- Chinese Herbal Medicine

Christine Kim & Sang Dahl Kim

Pain & Sports Injuries

07909 914 754 (uk) | 416-391-0587 (ca)

Within traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are very effective for a wide range of conditons, including pain and injuries. In the West, acupuncture for pain relief and sporting injuries has become very well-known with an increasing number of clincal trials concluding on its effectiveness. Recognising this, some state hospitals in various countries implement the regular use of acupuncture in their Pain / Anaesthetics Departments. Christine Kim and her father, Sang-Dahl Kim hold positions in hospitals in the UK and Canada, respectively in addition to their private practices.

Christine Kim is Acupuncturist to the Pain Department at West Suffolk Hospital, NHSTrust (a Cambridge University teaching hospital), and practises privately in Cambridge and Suffolk

Her father, Sang-Dahl Kim was Acupuncturst to the Pain Research Team in the Department of Anaesthesia at McMaster Health Sciences in Hamiliton, Ontario before he became Acupuncturist to the Department of Anesthesia at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (a University of Toronto teaching hospital) in Toronto, where he also has a private practice.

TCM may not only be effective for musculo-skeletal pain, but it may help with various other forms of pain. Below is not an exhaustive list, however it does cover the most common pain conditions and injuries that may be improved with acupuncture and other TCM therapies.

As with most conditions, but particularly for Pain, injuries, and rehabilitation, it is vital that the patient (and if relevant, the patient’s family) actively work with the practitioner and engage fully with their recovery and pain management. There may be lifestyle and excercise advice that are part of the treatment plan and it is by working in partnership with all parties that positive outcomes are most likely to occur. And ultimately, the most profound improvements in quality of life may be attained.

General Pain Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Burisits
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chostochondritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia (Myofascial Pain Syndrome), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Post Viral Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trapped Nerve
  • Whiplash

Specific Pain Locations and Conditions

Head and Face Pain

  • Atypical Facial Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Ear Pain
  • Eye Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Neck Pain

  • Globus Hystericus
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash

Shoulder, Arm, Hand Pain

  • Acute Sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Chest Pain

  • Chostochondritis
  • Mastitis
  • Post Mastectomy Pain
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Sternal Pain

Back Pain

  • Acute and Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Facet Joint Pain/Syndrome
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Sacro-iliac Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Trapped Nerve

Pelvic and Abdominal Pain

  • Cystitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Adhesions, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, IBS
  • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Prostate Pain
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment

Hip, Leg, Foot Pain

  • Acute Sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Hip Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tendonitis

Sports Injuries

  • Sprains
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow

*If you suffer with a condition that is not listed and you wish to discuss this with us, please feel free to contact us.

Enquiries are welcome to
Christine Kim in Cambridge & Suffolk (uk) 07909 914 754
Sang- Dahl Kim in Toronto (ca) 416-391-0578