Jamie Gisby

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain: can acupuncture help?

One of the most common conditions I see in my clinics is shoulder pain.  I’ve had a painful shoulder in the past but I’m grateful that I’ve never had a full-blown frozen shoulder, which can be a real disability.  Shoulder problems vary hugely so if you are wondering if acupuncture can help your own shoulder I offer a free 20 minute consultation which lets me better tell you whether I think acupuncture might be of benefit to you.

Research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for shoulder pain:

The Journal of Chinese Medicine Research Archive.

Frozen shoulder: fact sheet from the British Acupuncture Council.

Books for shoulder pain:

As well as having acupuncture I always advise my patients to seek proper exercises for their shoulder problem. PhysioDirect is a quick and convenient way of getting NHS help from a physiotherapist. The book below is a great guide to shoulder exercises:

When treating shoulders I use a combination of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and modern myofascial trigger point techniques. A great book for helping you to understand your shoulder problem, and how to use self-help trigger point massage, is below: