Decreasing Neck and shoulder pain with Acupuncture

This article illustrates how to decrease bodily pain, specifically neck and shoulder pain with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is a natural and safe procedure to decrease pain without the use of medication.
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ENCINO, Calif. - May 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Decreasing Neck and Shoulder Pain with Acupuncture

Can Acupuncture Ease Your Neck And Shoulder Pain?

Based on many studies conducted in the U.S and main China studies show that acupuncture is more effective than one of the most customary treatments for chronic neck  pain (that is, getting a massage). The study shows that after one week and five treatments, those treated with acupuncture had a greater improvement in motion related neck pain compared with those treated with other methods such as massage or sham acupuncture and even sometimes physical therapy and chiropractic care.

Furthermore, The latest study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that acupuncture treatment works better than the usual methods for dealing with chronic pain, like over-the-counter or prescription pain medications. Even though over the counter pain medication can cause short term relief to your pain, such pills can have side effects if used long term. Acupuncture treatment on the other hand is known to decrease the pain or in some cases even make your pain disappear without causing any harm to the human’s body.

Acupuncture can be a very effective solution when treating most neck and shoulder pains. Neck and shoulder muscle tension and stiffness are very common, especially for people who work in an office or sit behind a computer desk for a long period of time. The extensive periods of time sitting down will cause a lack of circulation in the tissue and fatigue of the muscles involved. To pin point the area, at the top of the human’s neck, just below the hairline, there is a important acupuncture point called “Fuchi” (GB20) which is known to be closely connected to the eye. If you watch a computer screen or television for long periods of time and continuously strain your eyes, tightness can develop in this area that can even result in tight muscle mass forms in addition to causing headaches, blurred vision, and or dizziness. By receiving acupuncture once or twice per week by our acupuncture specialists and Balance Within, we can help decrease these signs and symptoms exponentially. Our office caters to most of the san fernando valley including areas like Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, and woodland Hills. For more information please contact us by visiting our website

What Acupuncture Can Do For Your Neck And Shoulder Pain?

Most neck and shoulder stiffness results from two factors: continuous mechanical strain and emotional stress. Of course, an experienced acupuncturist will consider both aspects before treating the patient. In today’s highly stressful society, since most people have an imbalanced nervous system (typical symptoms include: irritability, insomnia, cold hands or feet, digestive problems, palpitations), I begin by balancing the patient’s nervous system. For this purpose, method of indirect Moxa therapy (heat therapy) treatment may also be applied to certain acupuncture points to increase local tissue circulation and to induce an additional relaxation response. We use this modality very commonly in our office in Encino. Needling stimulation can also be applied to the neck and shoulder muscles to further release muscle tightness if the acupuncturist is skilled at their craft. Low-frequency electric acupuncture treatment may also be utilized in certain cases to help relax neck and shoulder muscles while helping the blood stream to flow more steadily.

Finally, Acupressure and Chinese herbal medicine are sometimes used together for neck and shoulder pain. Applying acupressure to the neck muscles along side acupuncture can reduce spasm and lessen pain, leading to a relaxed state and a heightened sense of well-being. Depending on the patient's condition, certain herbal products can be used to improve circulation and blood flow and ease muscle contraction with acupuncture therapy. As a result, after a few acupuncture sessions, your neck and shoulder pain can become noticeably less while feeling your body in a more tuned and relaxed state.

We hope you found this article on acupuncture for neck and shoulder pain helpful. Our office caters to most of the San Fernando valley including areas like Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, and woodland Hills. For more information please contact us by visiting our website

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