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Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder and Other Shoulder Injuries

Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder and Other Shoulder Injuries

The Benefits of Scalp Acupuncture

Shoulder injuries and conditions can severely limit range of motion and cause persistent discomfort. One of the most challenging shoulder issues is frozen shoulder, medically known as adhesive capsulitis. Acupuncture offers a holistic and effective approach to managing the stiffness, immobility and pain associated with these problems.

Understanding Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint, often accompanied by restricted mobility. When the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint thickens and tightens this causes discomfort, and hinders the ability to move the arm freely.

The Role of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is beneficial for the following:

  1. Pain Relief: Acupuncture can effectively reduce pain associated with frozen shoulder and other shoulder injuries. It encourages blood flow and increases beta endorphins (pain relieving chemicals).
  2. Improved Range of Motion: Acupuncture can enhance flexibility and range of motion in the shoulder joint making it easier for individuals to perform daily tasks and physical activities.
  3. Inflammation Reduction: Acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation, thus contributing to the overall healing process.
  4. Muscle Relaxation: The tension in the muscles around the shoulder joint can be relieved with acupuncture promoting relaxation and improved mobility.

Beyond Frozen Shoulder

While acupuncture can be particularly effective for frozen shoulder, its benefits extend to other shoulder injuries including rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis and shoulder pain.

Acupuncture offers a natural and holistic solution for managing shoulder injuries. If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or stiffness contact Diane Bousquin at Vital Changes Acupuncture and Nutrition at 619-808-1099. Diane has over 20 years of experience and expertise in musculoskeletal injuries.

“I tore my labrum in June and have had chronic shoulder  pain ever since. In doing everything humanly possible to avoid surgery, I came to Diane for acupuncture treatment. We’ve been working together now for two months and my shoulder pain is 90% better and progressing more every single week. Diane is knowledgeable, sympathetic, and truly cares about helping me recover.”

– Anonymous Client