Monthly Archives: November 2016

Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder

Jet Li’s November Feature

Frozen shoulder is experienced with pain, feeling of coldness on the shoulder and limited shoulder movement. It often happens to people of 50+ years old. Females are more prone to the disease than males. From the western medical point of view, the disease can be attributed to soft tissue deterioration, inflammation, overuse of shoulder and trauma. In Chinese medicine, frozen shoulder, besides the physical damage, can also be caused by wind and cold temperature which obstruct the circulation of Chi and Blood in the shoulder area. At the beginning of the disease, pain is often the dominant symptom. The pain is worse at sleep and becomes better with movements in the day. In the later stage, pain will become less but movement will be limited due to tissue adhesion. The limited movement may further lead to atrophy of the muscle if left untreated. Few people may recover on their own.

Acupuncture is proven very effective for frozen shoulder. In Duncan Wellness Center, we will not only use acupuncture, but also cupping, scraping, ear seeding, and Tui Na, which are also treatment modalities belonging to the scope of Chinese Medicine Practice. The combined and individualized treatments make the result more powerful and prominent. The responses to treatment vary among individuals. Depending on the severity and stage of the disease, 1 to 3 treatments may be needed to see improvement. Patients are recommended to come 1 to 2 times a week with 5 times as one course of treatment. Frozen shoulder can be fully recovered. There is a 60% total recovering rate and a 95% total effective rate. The earlier the treatment, the better the result. Please let us help you.


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