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Shoulder pain is no stranger to anyone who leads an active life. The anatomy allowing the shoulder to dexterously maneuver - up, down, side-to-side, and all around - also makes it susceptible to injury. Tendons, ligaments, and muscles cross paths, in order to anchor the upper-arm bone (humerus) to the scapula, while allowing the range of motion required by the shoulder joint. This intersection is a common place of shoulder pain and injury.
Once an injury occurs in the shoulder, it is important to treat it immediately to keep the condition from becoming chronic. Acupuncture for shoulder pain can treat a variety of shoulder ailments and provide pain relief and healing of the underlying damage tissue.
Common Shoulder Ailments include:
Rotator cuff injuries
Acupuncture Phoenix - Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain
Acupuncture is a successful treatment for shoulder pain. Pain is a good thing in theory. It allows the body to communicate that there is an issue that needs attention. Ideally, it prohibits a person from continuing unhealthy actions which would create further injury.
Unfortunately, the nervous system and immune system can go into overdrive and continue to send pain signals even when a condition no longer exists. This can be debilitating for patients and can create an onset of other conditions such as fatigue, depression, and insomnia. Once shoulder pain become chronic, these nerve pathways can develop into chronic pain signal patterns.
Acupuncture for shoulder pain works with meridians, or energy pathways, removing blockages, and restoring healthy energy flow. Acupuncture can also mitigate pain patterns and allow the nervous system to reset. This can eliminate the pain completely in many cases.
Acupuncture Scottsdale - Acupuncture For Shoulder Pain Promotes Healing
Not only does acupuncture help with pain management, it also promotes and stimulates circulation, which helps to restore crucial nutrients. When an area becomes inflamed from repetitive motion and/or an injury, blood vessels can become restricted. This prevents healthy blood flow and denies the tissues of much needed oxygen and nutrients. Once healthy circulation is restored, unhealthy inflammatory responses recede and both muscle and connective tissues can begin to heal.
Acupuncture is also very effective in promoting relaxation. The body often overcompensates when there is an injury. This throws off the body's balance. Even after an injury has been healed, the body may hold itself in unnatural positions which creates tension, pockets of blocked toxins and poor posture patterns. Acupuncture for shoulder pain can help to release blockages and promote relaxation so that the body can be restored to a relaxed and balanced state.