Acupuncture Treatment for Shoulder Pain at Acubody
Shoulder pain can be caused by many things, including strains, tears, or inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles; osteoarthritis; and swelling of the tendons in the shoulder. Shoulder issues may arise simply from overuse or as a direct result of a sports injury or serious accident.
Whatever the cause, we offer acupuncture as a treatment method for shoulder pain that can work alongside conventional medicine and other therapies, promoting overall well-being as well as reducing pain in targeted areas.
Acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for managing shoulder pain. By targeting specific points on the body, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the central nervous system, promoting the release of neurochemicals and hormones that can help alleviate pain and inflammation. When it comes to shoulder pain, acupuncture can be beneficial in several ways:
- Pain Relief — Acupuncture can help reduce pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. By promoting the release of these chemicals, the acupuncture process may be able to help sufferers manage the perception of pain from their shoulder condition.
- Improved Blood Circulation — Whether for shoulder pain or other forms of muscle or joint pain, acupuncture may enhance blood flow to the affected area and throughout the body, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and facilitating the removal of waste products. This may support the body’s natural process of healing.
- Muscle Relaxation — Muscle tightness can contribute to shoulder pain by affecting the overall function and stability of the shoulder joint. When muscles surrounding the shoulder become tight, it can lead to several complications that can make shoulder pain worse. Using acupuncture for shoulder pain may be able to promote muscle relaxation, through targeting specific acupuncture points and leading to improved shoulder mobility and function.
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects — Amongst other things that could make shoulder pain worse, swelling can create pressure on surrounding structures, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments, leading to heightened pain and discomfort. Acupuncture has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory benefits, which can be helpful in reducing inflammation associated with shoulder conditions.
Acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy for a range of individuals experiencing shoulder pain. It is commonly considered for individuals unable to tolerate certain medications, those who have not found sufficient relief from conventional treatments, or people who prefer to explore alternative and holistic approaches to managing their pain.
Acubody offers a wide range of treatments and activities, from neuromuscular therapy to Qi Gong, that can all be included in a treatment program tailored to individual needs.
Our practitioners always consider an individual’s overall health and well-being before developing a holistic approach to pain management that often includes integration of manual therapy with acupuncture, as well as rehabilitation exercises.
If you are interested in learning more about our services for acupuncture for shoulder in London, or how this approach can be used with others to help maintain your well-being and enhance your performance levels, we’d love to hear from you.