The Department of Pain of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University was established in 2012, with 3 chief physicians, 1 deputy chief physician, 2 attending physicians and 2 resident physicians, including 1 postdoctoral and 3 postgraduate. It is the member of the Standing Committee of the Pain Specialty Committee of the China Association of Chinese Medicine, the Vice-Chairman of the Needle Knife Specialty Committee of the China Association of Chinese Medicine, and the Chairman of the Needle Knife Specialty Committee of the Beijing Association of Chinese Medicine.
With hospital resources and "pain techniques", the Department of Pain highlights the features and advantages of TCM while placing equal emphasis on Chinese and western medicine. To treat pain caused by various diseases, the Department of Pain adopts minimally invasive techniques and non-surgical methods of integrated Chinese and western medicine, such as ozone, radiofrequency, arthroscopy, occlusion, joint cavity anesthesia and injection, nerve block anesthesia, needle-knife, stiletto needle, massage, acupuncture, cupping, oral administration of TCM, external application of medicine, fumigation of medicine and physical therapy. The treatments target the pain caused by orthopaedic diseases, the organ pain caused by spine-related diseases, limb joint pain caused by syndrome of rheumatism and soft tissue injury, non-painful diseases (such as tenosynovitis incarceration and cervical vertigo), perioperative pain of the surgical system, trigeminal neuralgia, herpes zoster pain, headache, migraine and some cancer pain. With commitment to high-quality service, the Department of Pain strives to create a painless and comfortable treatment experience for patients who can have the best physical function, the highest quality of life and the least side effects.