Ma Kuang Singapore service




Pain is one of the most common complaints. It signals danger and alerts us that something needs to be done immediately to avoid damage.

Pain is a subjective first-person experience. Everybody’s perception and tolerance to pain is different. However, acute or chronic pain can all have many negative consequences. It affects sleep quality, emotional health, libido and overall quality of life. Most chronic pain worsens over time, and eventually weighs on the body, not to mention all the medical expenses and reduction in productivity.


TCM is a holistic approach to find the root of pain and get to the cause of disease. Moreover, it is also effective in pain relief, providing patient comfort during treatment period. Here are some conditions that are most responsive to TCM treatment.


  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Stroke

  • Headache/Migraine

  • Shingles


  • Cervical syndrome

  • Sprains/ Strains

  • Sprain/strain

  • Sciatic pain (Intervetebral disc herniation/ Piriformis syndrome)

  • Elbow and wrist tendinitis (Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, De Quervain’s Disease, etc.)

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Heel pain

  • Osteophyte (Bone spur)

  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis)

  • Gout

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Osteoporosis

  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

2.     OTHERS

  • Chest pain

  • Gastrointestinal pain and discomfort

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Postoperative pain management

  • Menopause symptoms

How do you treat pain?

Throughout the years, Ma Kuang has earned an undeniable reputation of effective pain management. The TCM protocols we adopt are as follow:

  • Chinese herbal medicine: Prescribed according to patient’s natural constitution. Many herbs with Qi-mobilizing property are also analgesics, such as Corydalis (YanHuSuo), Salvia miltiorrhiza (DanShen) and Panax pseudoginseng (ChuanQi), as well as formulas like DangGuiNianTongTang, ShuJingHuoXueTang, DuHuoJiShengTang.

  • Acupuncture: acupuncture needle can reach deeply to the core of pain, and stimulate the brain to release endorphins that alleviate pain. Using a combination of local and distant acupoints can provide effective pain relief. In case of low back pain, physician may place needle at the site of pain and at Wei Zhong acupoint in popliteal space (behind the knee).

  • TuiNa: It is effective for pain relief to some extent. It’s another way to manually stimulate trigger points to relax spastic muscle. Sometimes grade V joint mobilization is performed for joint alignment and improved range of motion.

  • Herbal topical analgesics: Herbal topical analgesics are appropriate for both acute and chronic pain. Select hypoallergenic bandage for sensitive skin.