Shoulder injuries are unfortunately common across all walks of life. Whether due to an accident, sports injury, or simple mishap when lifting a heavy object, millions of Americans live with shoulder pain. Often, this pain can be linked to neck or back pain as well, making it extremely difficult to diagnose or treat. Problems with the neck and back can create pain almost anywhere on the upper body.
If you’re suffering from specific shoulder problems – such as bicep tendonitis or arthritis – or from a combination of shoulder, neck, and back pain, an acupuncture therapist in Sonoma County may be able to help!
How an Acupuncture Therapist in Sonoma County Helps with Shoulder Pain
Acupuncture is an ancient form of eastern medicine which has been practiced successfully for over two thousand years. When conducted properly by a trained and licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is entirely safe, effective, and pain-free. Most people even find it relaxing.
Acupuncture works by inserting extremely thin sterile needles into the body at key locations. These needles are so thin that your body can barely even feel them – it feels like light pressure, rather than like being poked. However, these needles are extremely effective at stimulating the body in several ways.
At the most basic physiological level, they encourage better blood flow in the area being treated. Very often, lingering injuries fail to heal up properly simply because of a lack of blood in the area. Acupuncture corrects this.
Additionally, because acupuncture is relaxing, it can be an excellent way to reduce stress – and stress, of course, is always going to inhibit the body’s natural healing processes. This is mostly psychological healing, but it also has a physical aspect. Stress is another factor which inhibits good blood flow, so there is a two-for-one benefit for improving circulation.
Beyond that – while this is an area that western science has only begun to explore – many believe that acupuncture also aids the natural flow of energies around the body. According to this view, acupuncture aids your body on a metaphysical level, as well as encouraging the body to expel toxic elements within.
Taken together, this all makes acupuncture an excellent alternative for those with shoulder pain which traditional treatments cannot improve.
The Acupuncture Mama clinic is operated by a fully board-certified acupuncturist, and we want to help heal your shoulder pain. Contact us to schedule an appointment!