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:
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: