Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder

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Frozen shoulder patients suffer severe shoulder pain and limited R.O.M. (range of motion). Most of the patients, who get injured,  do not receive proper treatment right away. This causes the condition to get worse: more painful and more limited. Acupuncture can help treat the condition before it gets worse.

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“I had been suffering from a frozen shoulder for six months without any relief. Then I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Fu. His acupuncture techniques began to work immediately, and with three months I was completely cured. I now am able my active lifestyle, which includes yoga and lifting weights, and I absolutely pain free. I recommend Dr. Fu unconditionally.” – B. H. (Irvine, CA)

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Frozen Shoulder Information

It was found that frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, occurs in up to 5% of the general population. It was also found that females are 4 times more often affected than men and the non-dominant shoulder is more likely to be affected. [1]

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How Is Frozen Shoulder Treated?

Western medicine doctor like to use cortisone injection, but cortisone injections just temporarily relieves the pain, after a couple of weeks, it comes back with even more severity.

Acupuncture can solve this problem with no side effects. Get acupuncture as early as possible to prevent this problem from getting worse. The earlier you get treatments, the fewer treatments you’ll need.

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What Is Acupuncture For Frozen Shoulder?

Acupuncture is the use of thin metal needles to target specific points in the body called acupoints. It is believed under Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that these points stimulate the body’s flow of qi and results in the balanced life energy of the body. By maintaining this balance, it results in the body naturally healing itself and returns the body to its healthy state. With acupuncture, it can start helping you heal from the symptoms of a frozen shoulder.

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Research On Acupuncture

In a study published in the National Institute of Health, they tested the effects of acupuncture on patients suffering from adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder. In this clinic study, they had 40 patients, where half received acupuncture while the other was in the control group, test the effectiveness of acupuncture on adhesive capsulitis. After three months, they were able to found that acupuncture improved the overall look of all the movement of flexion and adduction of the shoulder, but the movement as well. Also, they found that the VAS index (visual analog scale) in the acupuncture group had a greater improvement compared to the control group. [2]

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I came here to treat my frozen shoulder. Dr. Fu was very patient and understanding. After a few sessions with him, I am able to raise arm again. Thank you!

Additional Info

Symptoms of frozen shoulder usually develop in three stages and each stage can last a few months. Here are the stages that you may go through:

  • Freezing stage: You begin to start feeling pain in the shoulders when you move, and your shoulder’s range of motion begins to start decreasing.
  • Frozen stage: You begin to feel less pain, but your shoulder becomes stiff and movement becomes harder.
  • Thawing stage: In this stage, you begin healing and start regaining shoulder mobility.

This condition is caused when the connective tissues that encase bones, ligaments, and tendons in your shoulder thicken causing it to restrict the shoulder’s movement.

Although doctors do not know why this occurs, it is believed that certain people are more prone to the condition if they are affected by these factors:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Diabetes
  • A weakened immune system
  • A long period of inactivity due to an injury
  • Illness
  • Surgery

[1] Mezian K, Coffey R, Chang KV. Frozen Shoulder. [Updated 2020 Sep 3]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482162/

[2] Asheghan, Mahsa et al. “INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ACUPUNCTURE IN THE TREATMENT OF FROZEN SHOULDER.” Materia socio-medica vol. 28,4 (2016): 253-257. doi:10.5455/msm.2016.28.253-257

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