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Knee Pain and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you suffer from Knee Pain?

By North Ryde Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Dr Hank Chen


The knee is the largest joint in the human body, and due to its use in many everyday activities, knee pain is a common complaint for many people. When you have knee pain, it can impact aspects of everyday life, such as walking, driving or sporting activities.

In this blog and video, Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Dr Hank Chen discusses how common knee pain is, how it can affect daily life, how TCM can help with knee pain, and what treatment options are available.


How Common is Knee Pain?

Knee pain is a very common injury that I treat at Ryde Natural Health Clinic, and is one of the most common conditions seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


How does Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnose Knee Pain?

In your initial appointment with a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your health professional will take an in-depth history and try to find the exact cause of your pain through extensive testing. By finding the exact location of your pain, and by determining whether there are actions which relieve or aggravate your pain, we are able to closer determine which structure it is causing your pain – whether it be from your bones, joints, or one of the other soft tissue structures of your knee such as muscles, ligaments or tendons. Determining the exact structure which is causing your pain is important so that we can develop a treatment plan which is specific to you, and therefore, if necessary, you may be sent for further conclusive testing such as an X-Ray, CT or MRI.


What can Chinese Medicine do for Knee Pain?

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a vast history and have a variety of techniques which can be used in the treatment of knee pain. TCM and Acupuncture aims to restore normal movement and function to the knee and its surrounding tissues, so as to try and prevent further injury and reduce pain. TCM techniques also aim to restore blood and energy flow to the region to help in a timely recovery. Some of the techniques which may be used in an appointment with a TCM practitioner may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Scraping
  • Moxa (Moxibustion)
  • Cupping
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Massage
Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist Dr Hank Chen

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Where can I learn more about TCM Practitioner Dr Hank Chen?

For more information on Dr Hank and Traditional Chinese Medicine, or to book an appointment, call RNHC Reception on (02) 9878 5021, or head to

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