Pain is often caused by tissue damage, and may be acute (mild, severe, or recurring) or chronic (persisting over weeks or months).
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pain management is customised to the individual.
Finding out the patient's body constitution type is crucial to a TCM physician. TCM diagnostic principles are used to assemble a patient's medical history, signs, and symptoms and make a TCM diagnosis. Acupuncture, cupping, tui na, and/or herbal medication is given to the patient depending on his or her physical constitution and condition.