Acupuncture and Chinese Cupping are a very beneficial treatment for pain relief caused by Adhesive Capsulitis, otherwise known as Frozen shoulder. Adhesive Capsulitis is characterized by inflammation and adhesions that restrict movement and cause pain of the shoulder and even the arm. It is common for suffers of frozen shoulder to say the pain gets worse at night, they often have difficulty lying on the affected side and the pain may even wake you from your sleep.
Symptoms may include restriction of movement, pain in the shoulder, pain or shooting sensations that radiate either into the neck or down the arm and may cause numbness or tingling in the hands.
There may be a history of an injury to the shoulder, such as a fall but commonly there has just been a gradual onset of symptoms usually from a repetitive action – either related to work, hobby or even your sleeping position.
Acupuncture & Cupping are extremely effective for treating Frozen Shoulder. At Cork Acupuncture we often use other therapies such as Physical Therapy, Sports Massage, acupressure or electro-acupuncture when necessary. Many clients notice an improvement after the first treatment and the benefits of subsequent treatments are accumulative.
A course of 6 -12 treatments would normally be required for lasting pain relief.
How many treatments will I need? Explained here