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Acupuncture and Herbs

Shoulder Pain Relief

Sat Jun 25 2022

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain Relief

  • Acupuncture is safe and effective for treating various types of shoulder pain.
  • Shoulder pain can include range of motion problems, pain, difficulty sleeping, frozen shoulder, and more.
  • Acupuncture can reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of pain associated with shoulder pain and dysfunction.
  • Acupuncture can improve range of motion and restore health to tissue by reducing inflammation and breaking up adhesions in severe cases.
  • Orthopedic techniques may be necessary in extreme cases where tissue has completely frozen the shoulder in place.
  • Lifestyle choices are important to prevent re-injury with repetitive motion.

Acupuncture for Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • Acupuncture can be effective in treating rotator cuff injuries by restoring range of motion and reducing pain.
  • Lifestyle changes and certain exercises may also need to be incorporated for optimal results.
  • Combining acupuncture with physical therapy has been shown to be more effective than physical therapy alone.
  • Local points around the rotator cuff, such as large intestine 14 and small intestine 9, are commonly used in acupuncture treatments for shoulder pain relief.
  • Differentiation is necessary to determine if the pain is local or caused by other factors such as brachial nerve entrapment syndrome or disc region issues.

Research and Benefits of Acupuncture

  • The article "Acupuncture Found Effective for Shoulder Pain Relief" was published on June 23rd, 2022 on
  • A small sample size study found that acupuncture is effective in relieving shoulder pain.
  • There are many other articles with similar findings and larger sample sizes.
  • Decades of research support the integration of acupuncture into rotator cuff syndrome protocols.
  • Acupuncture has minimal side effects and can help people get off drugs and regain range of motion.
  • It can also optimize range of motion and strength for high-performance athletes, especially those with pinched nerves or knee pain.
  • Acupuncturists can specialize in many areas, including sports medicine.