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If you have been suffering from shoulder pain then one ancient remedy you may consider trying is acupuncture.
This system has been around for about 3000 years and can be effective in numbing shoulder pain.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of medicine that focuses on improving energy flow through the body. It helps unblock the meridians and hence balances the body’s yin and yang.
Acupuncture is used by millions of people over the world.
This ancient therapy has many benefits and helps to turn off the pain at its source.
This is done by inserting needles into trigger points in the shoulder which helps to relieve pain and improve energy flow for the healing of shoulder pain.
Why use Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain?
What you may not have realized is that osteopaths and physios America and in the UK often use acupuncture in order to treat shoulder pain.
By putting a needle into points in the shoulder, it literally switches off the nerves around the area, and numbs the pain. I use acupuncture to numb shoulder pain.
I therefore regularly see patients who I treat by inserting needles into the shoulder and have great success using this method to “turn off’ the nerves around this area so helping to numb the pain the patient feels.
It is like taking an aspirin and putting it right where it hurts – brilliant for reducing swelling and inflammation.
How to Use Acupuncture for Shoulder Relief
What I have found to be effective in using acupuncture to treat shoulder pain is to place about four or five needles right around the ACJ, or acromioclavicular joint, which is right next to the main ball and socket of the shoulder.
It is in this area that the rotator cuff muscle tends to get pinched.
Benefits of the Use of Acupuncture for Shoulder Relief
Acupuncture is a completely natural treatment that quickly aids in the relief of shoulder pain and shows fewer adverse side effects than taking painkillers.
A number of studies have also been done on the benefits of acupuncture and it has been found that patients tend to recover faster when using acupuncture and it also means that they do not need to take pain killers as acupuncture turns off the pain.
It also improves circulation and can relieve stress symptoms. It is also preventative and can be used beneficially even by those not suffering any symptoms at present.
Acupuncture is used not only by professional acupuncture therapists but also by physios and osteopaths to help relieve shoulder pain.