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On this Parents' Day, let parents relieve Frozen Shoulder

According to data, 5 out of every 10 middle-aged people suffer from frozen shoulder, including both men and women. In fact, the risk of developing frozen shoulder is often due to people's poor lifestyle habits. Are you familiar with frozen shoulder?

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, also known as rotator cuff injury or adhesive capsulitis, is a common shoulder condition that often occurs in people over the age of 50, but can also affect younger individuals. According to traditional Chinese medicine, frozen shoulder is caused by the stagnation of Qi and blood circulation, leading to blockages in the shoulder meridians. Symptoms of frozen shoulder include shoulder pain, stiffness, and limited mobility, among others. Additionally, frozen shoulder can lead to poor sleep quality and impact daily activities. Traditional Chinese medicine suggests that the treatment of frozen shoulder should be personalized to the individual and may include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy, herbal steam baths, and massage. These treatment methods can promote circulation, regulate the body, relieve pain, restore shoulder function, and ultimately achieve a curative effect.

Parents' likelihood of suffering from frozen shoulder can be initially assessed through the following methods:

Frozen shoulder is a shoulder joint disorder caused by inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons and soft tissue around the shoulder joint, resulting in functional impairment. Common symptoms include:

  1. Shoulder pain: a dull or throbbing pain around the shoulder joint, which intensifies with increased activity.

  2. Shoulder stiffness: restricted shoulder joint movement, including rotation and lifting of the arm, which can seriously affect daily activities.

  3. Night pain: unbearable pain during sleep, affecting the quality of sleep.

  4. Shoulder fatigue: feeling fatigued and uncomfortable in the shoulder area after prolonged use, such as working on a computer or carrying a child.

  5. Shoulder clicking: clicking sounds may occur in the shoulder joint during movement.

  6. Muscle atrophy: after suffering from shoulder periarthritis, muscles may atrophy due to prolonged inactivity.

How to relieve parents' frozen shoulder?

In the treatment of frozen shoulder, physical therapy can alleviate pain and restore joint mobility, but it cannot completely cure frozen shoulder. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment focuses on fundamental body conditioning, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve a curative effect.

TCM commonly uses methods such as acupuncture, Fuyang Tou Jiu, cupping, tuina, and Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of frozen shoulder. Acupuncture can stimulate the body's nerves and circulatory system, promote local blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, and alleviate shoulder pain and stiffness. Cupping can accelerate local blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, eliminate local congestion and fluid retention, and help alleviate shoulder pain and restore joint mobility. Tuina massage can relax muscles and fascia, alleviate shoulder pain and stiffness, and also stimulate local blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Chinese herbal medicine fumigation and washing can use the warm properties of herbs to stimulate muscles and joints, promote local blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, and relieve shoulder pain and stiffness.

It is important to note that TCM treatment for frozen shoulder usually requires multiple treatments to achieve a curative effect, and the treatment process may require patience and time. At the same time, during the treatment process, it is necessary to pay attention to maintaining adequate sleep, appropriate exercise, and dietary adjustments to achieve better treatment effects.

One treatment in Yong Kang can solve Frozen Shoulder!

I am glad to share with you a successful case of treating frozen shoulder with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Yongkang. A middle-aged woman came to Yongkang seeking treatment for her frozen shoulder. Before treatment, she could only lift her arms to a halfway position and could not complete the full range of motion. After receiving one session of acupuncture combined with moxibustion therapy, her condition improved significantly, and she could easily lift both arms!

Click here to learn more about how one session of acupuncture can solve frozen shoulder.

In celebration of the upcoming Parents' Day, Yong Kang is offering a promotional discount for treating frozen shoulder. Parents can receive one free session of Fuyang Tou Jiu.

What is Fuyang Toujiu? What benefits can it bring to parents?

Fuyang Tou Jiu is a traditional Chinese medical therapy that uses the warm properties of mugwort to stimulate specific acupoints in the body, regulating and balancing the body's qi, blood, yin, and yang to achieve therapeutic and preventive effects. According to Chinese medicine theory, the meridian acupoints of the body are channels connecting internal and external organs. Stimulating these acupoints can activate the meridians' vitality, promote blood circulation, accelerate the body's self-healing ability, and achieve therapeutic and preventive effects.

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, frozen shoulder and shoulder periarthritis both belong to the category of cold and damp obstruction. Fuyang Tou Jiu, through the warming effects of mugwort, can promote blood circulation, disperse cold and dampness, and enhance the smooth flow of qi and blood. This can help alleviate shoulder pain, reduce stiffness, and promote joint recovery and reconstruction.

Fuyang Tou Jiu can help parents alleviate pain from conditions such as shoulder periarthritis and frozen shoulder. It is very safe and has no side effects, making it an ideal traditional Chinese medical therapy. If parents have related symptoms, they can consult with a professional Chinese medicine practitioner to understand Fuyang Tou Jiu's specific treatment plan and efficacy, so as to alleviate pain and improve their quality of life as soon as possible.


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