A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is painful and restricting. It's chronic muscle tension. Movement is limited which causes problems in washing and putting clothes on.
People often complain of shoulder joint and restricted range of motion and arm movements.
Keeping the area warm and applying heat to the should can give temporary relief to the frozen shoulder. Trying to keep the arm moving can help relieve the muscle tension and pain. Often however, it's too late to do this as it's painful to move the arm.
With each session of acupuncture, it peels off layers of the tension allowing more movement and less pain. For long term relieve of frozen shoulder it's ideal to do exercises that loosen the shoulder, such as swimming or yoga.
Acupuncture for frozen shoulder
The stimulation of acupuncture points around the rotator cuff can reduce pain and inflammation. It's best to have acupuncture treatment in the early stage as it's anti-inflammatory.
Watch this animated video below which explains how acupuncture is an effective treatment for shoulder problems.
Research has shown that acupuncture is able to prevent bone loss in shoulder problems.