Acupuncture for Musculo-skeletal conditions
Whether a frozen shoulder, a sprained ankle or a broken leg. Quite simply acupuncture is excellent for helping recovery from injuries and improving aches and pain.
It is now common place for physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and doctors to use a little acupuncture as adjunct to their treatments. And the reason they do it is because they know how well it works. But while it may be effective for them, in the hands of a fully trained, skilled acupuncturist who only does that for a profession it can be even better.
With extensive knowledge of western anatomy but also the subtle advantages of traditional diagnosis, an acupuncturist can take into consideration not only the location of the pain, but also the nature of it, the times of day it occurs, the effects of the weather, the relieving and aggravating factors etc. This can provide a comprehensive overview of the condition which helps provide successful treatment
Treatment is usually by acupuncture or tuina, although herbs can be used in stubborn or severe conditions. Treatment would often be weekly or more frequent at first to get over the acute phase.