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Acupuncture Treatment for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Acupuncture Treatment for Neck and Shoulder Pain

It’s not uncommon to experience some form of neck or shoulder pain at some point, whether it’s due to a sporting or workplace injury, a car accident, or even sleeping wrong the night before. But what is important is the way you approach the recovery of the affected area from its soreness or injury, as poor treatment or misuse can have lasting effects. Luckily for those seeking Traditional Chinese Medicine in Melbourne, Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic offers acupuncture treatment for neck and shoulder pain. Our aim is to provide you with treatment that will have your neck or shoulder in prime working condition sooner rather than later.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Neck Pain?

Typically, the most prevalent causes of neck pain are:

  • Bad posture
  • Awkward sleeping position
  • Tension
  • Muscular strain, or a similar form of injury
  • Joint pain
  • Extensive use of a laptop or desktop computer (particularly without taking periodic breaks or having your work area set up to be ergonomically friendly)
  • Natural ageing / everyday wear and tear

Less common is neck soreness or injury that is a result of:

  • Accidental or intentional damage to the vertebrae or nerves in the neck
  • Disease

Is Acupuncture Treatment for Neck Pain Safe?

Acupuncture treatment for neck soreness is safe as long as it is administered by a qualified and experienced practitioner who uses sterile, single-use needles for the treatment. If you have any questions about the safety of acupuncture treatment in the neck area, do not hesitate to ask your practitioner prior to your treatment.

How Does Acupuncture Treatment for Neck Soreness Work?

The human body has an energy force that flows throughout it called Qi. It flows through a series of meridians that, when they become blocked, can lead to illness and other health problems such as neck soreness. Your acupuncturist will place a number of fine needles in the acupuncture points on the body that help to unblock the channels that allow your Qi to flow freely again and alleviate neck pain. It’s believed that the practice of acupuncture can also release endorphins throughout the body that help to improve feelings of well-being.

What Kind of Shoulder Injuries Are There?

There are numerous types of shoulder injuries, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated shoulder or shoulder instability
  • Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) tear
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Joint pain of the shoulder

Is Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain Safe?

Acupuncture for shoulder pain is safe, as long as it is administered safely and correctly by an experienced and qualified acupuncturist.

How Does Acupuncture for Shoulder Soreness and Injury Work?

In much the same way as acupuncture treatment for neck pain helps to unblock the channels that allow the body’s Qi to flow freely throughout, the same applies to acupuncture for shoulder pain. The difference is that the acupuncturist will insert the needles into the pressure points that affect the shoulder, which may differ from the neck.

How Long Will it Take to Notice Results?

It’s important to be aware that, like going to the gym, you’re unlikely to feel any lasting results after just one session of acupuncture for shoulder pain. We recommend you come in twice weekly for the first two weeks. After this, we will determine how your shoulder or neck is responding to treatment. We may suggest continuing twice weekly for an extended period, or if you’re responding well, reducing to one session a week until you no longer require treatment.

What Other Natural Treatments Do You Offer?

At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, we don’t just offer acupuncture for joint pain and neck soreness. We also provide treatment for women going through pregnancy or anyone experiencing severe headaches, among many other treatments available options. For those seeking natural therapy in Melbourne, our comprehensive range of services combined with our warm and friendly staff position us as a trusted and respected service provider. If you’re looking for acupuncture in Melbourne’s CBD, make an appointment with us today.

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