RSI, Tennis elbow and Acupuncture

RSI is the abbreviation for Repetitive Strain Injury and is the collective name for complaints that have arisen by repeatedly performing the same action for a longer period of time. It is usually a matter of miniscule movements, which usually do not involve great effort in themselves. The best known forms of RSI are the computer arm, mouse finger and the tennis elbow.

But RSI does not only occur with office workers. The complaints mainly occur with people who constantly move their arms, hands and / or fingers in the same way during work, such as cashiers, packers and people who work on the conveyor belt. The complaints also occur in people who work in the same position for longer periods of time, whether or not combined with repetitive movements, such as hairdressers and many construction professionals. Disorders associated with RSI are bursa inflammation and tendon sheath inflammation.

How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture basically revolves around three points: quality and quantity of energy (meridians and blood) and mobility.

Energy can be either too little or too much in both quality and quantity and the mobility is either disrupted or not. It is a personal combination of these factors, that cause complaints. The balance is gone. The ChinaMedic Approach is therefore a treatment tailored to the best possible result for you.

With RSI it is very important to take immediate action at the start of noticing symptoms as muscle fatigue, cramps or numbness. How can you do this? For example, by taking more breaks and/or rest during work. Or alternate the work with other types of work. (Ergonomically) adjusting your work situation might also be an option.

Tennis elbow

The most frequently followed therapy is treatment of the affected area, adjusting the load (varying from dosed rest to total rest) and adjusting the work situation. Acupuncture is particularly successful when applied with the focus on pain relief in the affected area. As a bonus, acupuncture will also promote the total recovery process.

The number of treatments that is necessary can vary considerably. It depends a lot on how serious your symptoms are and how long you have had them. After 6-10 treatments, we will in any case discuss the result obtained so far and decide together whether further treatment is still necessary.

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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