Struggling with that constant niggling ache in your neck and shoulders?
You’re not the only one!
Many people are turning to acupuncture to relieve their pain rather than reaching for a regular (and often expensive!) dose of pain medication.
Acupuncture works in 3 ways to give you fast and effective relief.
Tendinitis is a common injury that occurs to tendons, typically due to repetitive action, such as raking or cleaning. The tendon is a thick cord-like structure that attaches bones to muscles. When a repetitive action strains that tendon, it becomes inflamed and irritated, causing pain and discomfort. Other causes for tendonitis include arthritis, gout, and adverse reactions to certain types of medicine.
Tendinitis is the cause for more than half of Workman’s Compensation complaints, representing 56% of claims. The type of pain associated with tendonitis includes tenderness at the point of injury, numbness, tingling, and stiffness. Sometimes the joint will swell and remain sore long after the injury has healed.
Tendinitis isn’t just work or exercise-related, as tendons tend to lose elasticity with age. Although any tendon in the body can become inflamed and sore, tendinitis mostly affects the shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. The inflammation can even cause an infection within the tendon sheath (tissues).
I’ve had a lot of success with my patients, helping them fall pregnant or relieving pain and stress. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture during the third trimester of pregnancy are normally used for treatment of these 4 areas.
Reduce Pregnancy Pelvic And Back Pain With Acupuncture
During the your 3rd Trimester your pelvic ligaments soften to ready for labour and your growing baby bump will combine to shift your centre of gravity. This makes you susceptible to a back injury. You shouldn’t lift heavy objects and at all times avoid sudden movements.
Research has found acupucture effective in gently relieving back and pelvic pain during pregnancy and my patients have reported the same to me personally.