Jade Xiang Chen
Are You Experiencing Shoulder Pain? It Might be Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder pain not only causes discomfort, but it can also prevent you from enjoying daily activities and decrease your quality of life. To determine your treatment plan, rest your shoulder as much as possible and monitor the pain; paying attention to when it occurs and what movement increases or decreases it. If the pain and stiffness continue or worsen during resting, you may have frozen shoulder. This is also known as “50s shoulder” because it’s most prevalent in those women above the age of 50.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.), when a woman reaches 50, they become weaker and are more susceptible to minor ailments. This is partially due to menopause and the decrease in hormone production, which disrupts the body circulation. Tendons and muscles require nourishment, but when the blood flow is inadequate, they receive less blood. When they get less, they spasm and tighten up – this results in the pain you’re experiencing. To keep your circulation strong, acupuncture is a good way to treat frozen shoulder, reduce the pain, and regain shoulder function.