Shoulder pain is a common issue in our age. According to a survey, 18-26% of adults suffer from shoulder pain at any given time, making it one of the most widespread afflictions in the UK. In many cases, shoulder pain is caused by bad posture or poor sleep. But injury and strain can also affect the shoulder.
Sometimes, conventional medicines can’t restore your range of motion or ease your discomfort. No matter the cause, chronic shoulder pain can vastly affect your quality of life. If you’ve already tried several treatments for a complex case of shoulder pain and haven’t yet found a solution, you might be looking for alternative means to relieve your pain. This is where Chinese Acupuncture comes in.
Is Acupuncture suitable for your shoulder pain? Learn more below.
What Is Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain, and How Does It Work?
Acupuncture is commonly used to relieve pain in the neck, back, shoulders, hip, head, etc. It can also reduce inflammation, release tight muscles, and increase your range of motion. In other words, it is an effective treatment method for a range of sports injuries, accident trauma, overtraining or repetitive strain.
Unsurprisingly, chronic shoulder pain is another affliction that Acupuncture could effectively treat. One common cause of shoulder pain that Acupuncture regularly addresses is tightness in the trapezius and levator scapula. The muscles are relatively weak between the shoulder blades and at the front of the neck, which contributes to neck and shoulder pain. Acupuncture can loosen that tension and strengthen those weak points.
Acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese medicine and the belief that energy flows through our bodies. When this energy is disrupted, it can lead to discomfort and illness. Acupuncture uses very thin needles to stimulate meridian points on the body to control and correct that energy flow. The process is painless, and many even find it relaxing.
A Holistic Approach
Much of modern medicine is focused on treating a specific symptom or condition. Chinese Medicine instead tries to look at the whole person and treat the underlying causes of their symptoms holistically. Aside from Acupuncture, we combine our treatments with Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na massage, and more.
If you’re unsure of the cause of your shoulder pain or have yet to find a treatment that works, this holistic approach may provide new solutions. At Acubody, we far more specialise in complex conditions, cases who have previously tried other approaches and not found enough help. We have well trained, experienced and qualified acupuncturists. We’ll develop a treatment plan for you during your first session with us.
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