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Acupuncture For Tendonitis: Benefits & How it Works

Discover the path to pain-free living: Recover from tendonitis with Traditional Chinese Medicine!

Are nagging aches and pains holding you back? Don't let tendonitis keep you sidelined! Whether you're an athlete or someone who undergoes repetitive motions in your daily life, tendonitis can be a real pain - literally. Acupunture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help. In this article we'll dive into the benefits of acupuncture for tendonitis and how it works. In addition, if you're interested to learn more about acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit our acupuncture page.

Health Wise is a Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Hong Kong with over thirty years of clinical experience. We aim to deliver the best Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in the city. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you make an appointment. Feel free to contact us today.

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Acupuncture at Health Wise Chinese Medicine Consultancy For Chronic Pain Relief
Acupuncture For Tendonitis at Health Wise Chinese Medicine Consultancy

What Is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis refers to the irritation, inflammation, or swelling of a tendon. Tendons are resilient connective tissues that connect our muscles to bones, enabling us to move freely.

The consequences of tendonitis include pain, tenderness, and swelling. It can affect various body parts such as the arms, legs, heels, shoulders, fingers, and the neck.

Tendonitis frequently stems from repetitive movements encountered in various facets of life, including sports, and daily activities like weightlifting or even operating a hair dryer. Specific types of tendonitis often bear shorthand names associated with their common athletic causes, such as tennis elbow and jumper's knee.

Benefits Of Acupuncture For Tendonitis?

Research has shown that acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain. Acupuncture needles work to stimulate the body’s central nervous system, which prompts biochemical changes that promote healing.

During acupuncture, highly skilled practitioners delicately insert tiny needles into specific points along meridians on the body to provide pain relief, enhance circulation, and improve mobility for individuals grappling with pain related conditions. Modern studies have found that the fascia network could be the anatomical basis for acupoints and meridians in the human body (learn more here).

In particular, acupuncture has shown its efficacy in addressing tendonitis. Research indicates that acupuncture treatment can help to enhance pain management, improve blood flow, and reduce the associated limitations in physical activity. Studies suggest that acupuncture can help to improve range of motion, which can be a challenge with some types of tendonitis.

Another major benefit of acupuncture for tendonitis is the ability to reduce inflammation. Acupuncture is known to trigger a powerful anti-inflammatory response. Researchers at Harvard University recently pinpointed the special type of neuron that is believed to be responsible for acupuncture’s anti-inflammatory effects.

While tendonitis is a prevalent ailment, there is no universally recognized Western medical treatment considered as the "gold standard" for this condition. Many western doctors may suggest pain relievers, steroid injections, or even surgical interventions, which may not be optimal for everyone. Given the challenges posed by persistent tendonitis, holistic remedies such as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help to achieve positive outcomes.

What Types Of Tendonitis Does Acupuncture Commonly Treat?

From wrist tendonitis to elbow tendonitis (think tennis elbow or golfer's elbow), Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis (commonly known as jumper's knee), and shoulder tendonitis (affectionately known as swimmer's shoulder), acupuncture can be tailored to treat your body's needs.

Whether you're experiencing a chronic issue that has bothered you for years or you just noticed the development of the problem, acupuncture is a great non-invasive treatment option to try.

How Long Is Required For Improvement?

The healing journey is unique to each individual depending on the severity of their condition. One thing is clear, acupuncture yields the best results when incorporated into a consistent treatment plan.

The frequency and duration of your acupuncture sessions will depend on several factors, such as the severity and duration of your pain, the affected body part, and any overlapping or related conditions.

During your initial consultation our experienced practitioners will carefully assess your symptoms, concerns, and experiences to design a personalized plan that suits your personal recovery needs.

While many patients experience an improved sense of well-being after their first session, we recommend weekly or biweekly acupuncture sessions for optimal results. As the symptoms improve, the frequency of visits can be adjusted accordingly.

Potential Risks and Side Effects

Acupuncture is a safe therapeutic approach when administered by trained and licensed practitioners. Health Wise has over 30+ years of clinical experience. Our fully licensed and english-speaking practitioners aim to provide the best TCM & Acupuncture treatments in Hong Kong.

Minor side effects of acupuncture can include temporary nausea, rashes, or bruising may occur but these effects typically resolve within a short period.

If you experience anxiety related to needles, you may feel lightheaded, but keep in mind that acupuncture needles are incredibly thin and significantly smaller than those used for blood draws or immunizations.

Our clinic aims to keep the highest health and safety standards and only uses sterile needles for each treatment. Bleeding or infections are exceptionally rare. Your well-being and safety is our top priority.

Learn more about acupuncture treatments at Health Wise, come in for a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for your condition. Schedule an appointment with us:

Call: +852 2526 7908

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Additional Information:

Cupping Treatments at Health Wise

Cupping treatments by our certified practitioners are both safe and effective. You can opt for the cupping-only session, or add cupping to your acupuncture session.

Dr. Troy Sing was featured in the South China Morning Post for his insights into cupping (Learn more here). The benefits of cupping increase over time, and can yield long-term health benefits. Thank you once again for reading this short article. For inquiries about cupping. you can follow this link to contact us.

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