Neck and Shoulder pain and Acupuncture

Neck and shoulder pain often go together. Approximately one third of people suffer from neck and shoulder pain. The most common causes are wrong posture, wrong movement or overloading. In addition, neck osteoarthritis, whiplash, and neck hernia can all cause neck and shoulder pain.

Neck Pain

Many people suffer at some point in their life from neck pain due to wrong posture, muscle tightness, a fall or something other reason. Sometimes you can even wake up with a painful stiff neck.

Acupuncture can be a good solution for pain relief and cramping of muscles as well as cell repair, especially in combination with a massage or manual manipulation. Acupuncture stimulates the energy flow and Qi quality of the blood, making the body more resilient and flexible in dealing with resistance.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be felt in various places; in line with the neck for instance or at the top of the shoulder blade. In case of bursa inflammation the rotation of your shoulder is usually very painful.

When someone suffers from neck and/or shoulder pain, it is often accompanied by a stiff feeling and/or radiating pain to the head, arm or shoulder region. Depending on the cause, acupuncture treatment can reduce high muscle tension, improve local blood circulation and greatly relieve pain or have it even cease to exist.

How does acupuncture help?

With the ChinaMedic Approach we often combine two or three treatment methods when tackling neck and shoulder pain: LaserNeedle for reducing local pain, classical acupuncture to ensure energy flow and better circulation through the meridians, and abdominal acupuncture to improve function at the organ level.

The use of the LaserNeedle offers a solution especially in the cases of acute pain and muscle stress. Due to local treatment of the affected area there is often a positive noticeable difference after the first treatment. Within 2 to 3 treatments the pain can even disappear completely. In addition, LaserNeedle provides a stimulus to cell growth, which means a better flow of energy through the cells and a sped up recovery from injury.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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