7 Pain Stats You Should Know

1. 58.9% of adults in the U.S. aged 18 and over experience pain

58.9% of adults in the U.S. aged 18 and over experience some sort of pain according to the National Health Interview Survey. That’s nearly 3 in 5 adults experiencing pain.

2. 20% of Adults in the U.S. (50.2 million people) suffer from chronic pain

More than 20 percent of adults in the U.S. (50.2 million people) suffer from chronic pain according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

3. Migraines affect 15% of the population

That’s 1 billion people worldwide.  On top of that, approximately 85% of all migraine sufferers are women.

4. Between 30-40% of U.S. Adults experience Back & limb pain

According to the National Health Interview Survey, in 2019 39.0% of adults had back pain, 36.5% had lower limb pain, and 30.7% had upper limb pain in the past 3 months.   Women (40.6%) were more likely to experience back pain than men (37.2%).

5. Americans spend $560 - $635 billion on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain

Each year, Americans spend between $560 – $635 billion on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. The incidents of chronic pain are so great that they affect more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.

6. 142,816,781 opioid prescriptions were dispensed to patients in the U.S. in 2020

142.8 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed to patients in the U.S. in 2020.  That’s a dispensing rate of 43.3 per 100 persons.

7. 1 in 3 Adults in the U.S. take over-the-Counter pain medication Daily

Of those polled, the average respondent spends three days a week feeling limited by pain. Almost half (49%) say their pain affects them at work, and two in five note it impacts their ability to do social activities.

There is a way to help manage your pain without the use of opioids and prescription pain killers, which merely mask pain and do not address the root cause of it.

No matter what your pain is, Relief can help!

This information is intended to inform you about the energetic and healing aspects of Chinese Medicine. It is our intention to educate people who are open-minded about natural alternatives to healing pain. The information is to be used at your own discretion. It is best to find a doctor specializing in Chinese Medicine for acute conditions to supervise your treatments. This content does not replace the advice of a medical professional. Consult your physician before making any changes to your regular health plan.

What is Bi Syndrome?

The Ancient Doctrine of 痹证 Bì Zhèng

Tong zhi bu tong; Bu tong zhi tong.

“Where there is free flow, there is no pain; where there is pain, there is no free flow.”

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Pain in Eastern Principle and Chinese Medicine is an interesting topic, especially for those of you who have never heard of the way that the Chinese view pain and utilize specific therapies to treat it.

Chinese Medicine is well known for eliminating all kinds of pain through acupuncture in the Western Hemisphere, yet rarely recognized for the herbal medicine that is offered both internally and topically.

Pain is a sensation that your body is alerting you to that something needs your attention, like a general warning light. In Chinese the word for pain translates as 痛 tòng.

From a Chinese perspective, there are a wide variety of reasons why pain manifests in the body. Moreover, most people are unaware that even emotional and spiritual pain can be perceived as pain physically.

So, what is Bì Syndrome?

The word 痹 bì in Chinese means obstruction or blockage. To modernize the understanding of bì syndrome, ‘Dr. Kamal’ says, “all pain is due to obstruction; if you eliminate obstruction, you eliminate the pain.”

More specifically, in Chinese Medicine it is an invasion of external wind, damp, cold or heat which obstructs the meridians and collaterals, blood, and the circulation of Qi.

This can look like localized joint pain, swollen joints with intermittent pain, stiffness, limited range of motion and subcutaneous nodules, joint pain with sense of heaviness and soreness in a fixed position, swelling, a sense of heaviness in the hands and feet, impaired movement and skin numbness, thirst, restlessness, tiredness, soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees, impaired joint flexion and extension, pain may move from soreness to numbness to aching, stabbing pain, and migratory (wandering) pain to name a few.

Relief & Bi Syndrome

The Ancient Doctrine of 痹证 Bì Zhèng is the fundamental principal that Relief was built upon.

It is unlike anything you’ve ever tried for pain alleviation. Relief is actually NOT a pain reliever – it’s a pain eliminator.

It is the only product in the world with a proprietary blend of 6 extraordinary herbs designed to target blockages that prevent free flow in your body, the root-cause of your unexplained pain.

This isn’t another pain pill that will stop your pain receptors. It doesn’t just deal with symptoms. From acute to chronic pain that can linger, Relief opens blockages within the body so that you can live a pain-free life.

The Real Root-Cause of Your Pain

The Real Root-Cause of Your Pain
Has pain pushed you into an isolated life?

The most debilitating component of disease is pain. Modest estimates suggest that around 20% of the world’s population have had at least one episode of serious, chronic pain. In the United States alone, that’s more than 60 million people.1

According to the NIH and CDC National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 126 million adults, 55.7% of the U.S. population, reported some type of pain in the 3 months prior to the survey.2

Pain can turn your life upside down all the while leaving you incredibly isolated, even from those you love.  Sometimes all you can think about is your pain.

Every step, every move.

It can be insufferable, unrelenting, and overwhelming.

Even daily activities that you use to love can become a chore. With the pain ceasing to pause it can be difficult to feel connected. Maybe you are grieving for the person you were.

But YOU ARE NOT YOUR PAIN.

We see you, we hear you, and we know that you are suffering.

Your Brain is Pointing to Your Pain

Your brain is pointing to the signatures that explain the problem(s) happening in your body, and with that, letting you know that there is something wrong. How do we use this in Chinese Medicine? We know that there is a blockage.

Pain and Obstruction

When pain pathways function properly, they are a relay of chemical and electrical signals that move from the nerve endings in our bodies to the brain. It teaches us to avoid things that are hazardous. Your skin is packed with millions of specialized nerve endings programmed to detect danger.  

Pain is a sensation that your body is alerting you to that something needs your attention, like a general warning light.

When your body has an obstruction, the central nervous system says “HEY, we have a problem, alert the brain.” The brain then communicates with the entire body, relaying that an obstruction needs to be removed, and that if blood and oxygen do not reach the offending area there will be serious trouble. A pain signal is sent so that you remove the interference. As soon as the blockage is removed, the body turns the signal off.

The Ancient Doctrine of 痹证 Bì Zhèng

This ancient doctrine of 痹证 bì zhèng, or obstruction, modernized says, “all pain is due to obstruction; if you eliminate the obstruction, you eliminate the pain.”  And so Relief was made to eliminate blockages therefore relieving pain, not just blunting the pain response.

This isn’t another pain pill that will stop your pain receptors. It doesn’t just deal with symptoms. From acute to chronic pain that can linger, Relief opens blockages within the body.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/chronic-pain/
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-analysis-shows-americans-are-pain
https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/theres-more-than-one-type-of-pain-scientists-are-learning-to-treat-each-of

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