- Have you recently had a medical procedure, such as a mastectomy or shoulder surgery, or even a medical emergency such as stroke, that prohibited movement of your shoulder.
- Do you have trouble moving your arm at the shoulder for even simple movements?
- Do you have pain accompanying this stiffness?
What is Frozen Shoulder?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may have frozen shoulder. Until you experience it yourself, frozen shoulder may sound more like a recipe item than a medical condition that can severely limit your motion, and thus, your activity. This condition, scientifically known as adhesive capsulitis and, according to the Mayo Clinic, can take up to three years to resolve itself. If you don’t have three years to work to get this resolved, you may be interested in alternative methods of pain relief and loosening of the joint. Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies, can help.
Acupuncture Offers Relief for Frozen Shoulder Sufferers
Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer relief that Western Biomedicine can not. Acupuncture addresses energy imbalances in the meridians of energy, that are held by Chinese medicine as the channels of the life force Chi. Surgery or severe illness are sure ways for energy imbalances, and energy congestion points to occur. Acupuncture can set the Chi flowing again.
Acupuncture can relax muscles that are spasming or tight. Feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin and endorphins can be released by acupuncture treatment and can lead to an overall sense of well-being and an increase in energy.
When you turn to acupuncture for relief from pain and stiffness associated with Frozen Shoulder, make sure you choose a practitioner with the highest level of education in this field. Dr. Oh, at Newport Acupuncture Center, has a PhD in the field and has years of experience helping numerous patients resolve their shoulder pain. Call today for an appointment.