In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) anything (toxins) blockage energy and blood flow (in the level of hurt our daily function) will cause pain to remind us to fix the problem.
Those toxins are electrolytes. Acupuncture needle inserts in, induces energy flow that can bring away toxins along meridians.
The root problem can be overuse, injury, cold/dampness invade body, intake coldness, organ problems, any other internal medicine problems, tumor or even cancer.
A good TCM physician will also further to find out why those electrolytes accumulated there and will fix the problem. That’s why acupuncture and TCM fixes the root problem(s) and let the result last longer.
© 2012 Frieda Mah, L.Ac.