More than 6 million Australians (31%) suffer from a chronic muscular skeletal condition (NHS 2004), and the financial burden amounts to more than 4.6 billion each year (AIHW 20
04). The most common muscular skeletal conditions are back pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis (NHS 2004), and lower back pain is the single most significant
cause of disability world-wide (WHO, 2013).
Our team of Chinese Medicine practitioners at the Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre (RACM) in Sydney have had significant experience using acupuncture for the management of pain in consultation with other health professionals and best evidence guidelines.
Chinese medicine treatment may be able to assist with management of pain, stress and fatigue related to some muscular skeletal conditions, in consultation with other treating health practitioners.