How much do we know about acupuncture and pain?
Neck Pain, Musician and Keyboarder –
Instrumental musicians are a special risk group for repetitive motion injuries. Many of them develop physical problems related to playing their instruments; another similar group of people are computer users, their risks are compounded and complicated.
Instrumental injuries often include the same conditions experienced from computer overuse : Carpal Tunnel Syndrome , Tendinitis, Bursitis , Tenosynovitis, Tendinosis , Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, and Trigger Finger/Thumb are particularly common among keyboardists, fretboardists, flute, and string players.
Incorrect posture, non-ergonomic technique, excessive force, overuse, stress, and insufficient rest contribute to chronic injuries that can cause great pain, disability, and the end of careers.
In Chinese medicine, knee pain can be blockage of different channels that pass the knee, – the stomach channel, the spleen channel, the Gall bladder channel, Urine bladder channel, or a combination.
Which of the following seems to be your problem? Don’t be surprised if one acupuncture treatment enables you back to normal activity !
- Pain worse when downstairs? Or worse when upstairs ?
- Pain worse when waken at night? A toothache-like pain deep in the knee joint often interrupts sleep ?
- Unexpected buckling (weakness) of the knee during walking and easy to fall?
- Difficulty fully straightening the knee from long sitting ? Cannot step up onto the next stair step and then straighten the knee,
- Hurts to walk, or knee locked completely ?
Does Pain Killer help?
Long-term use of pain drugs will become ineffective, plus they can create bad side effects like powerful psychological dependency, depression of hormone production, lethargy and listlessness and sleep apnea! These side effects are enemies of a talent musician who need clear brain and keen ears! Try nature Acupuncture and have a long-last career!
Check opinions from experts —
Acupuncture: In Depth: “There have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, especially for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache…”
Acupuncture is worth a try for chronic pain: “Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and appropriate exercises can often ease the pain. But when they don’t, acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering….”
Will acupuncture reduce pain from cancer survivors?
Check this out– Here’s a Promising Way to Treat Pain in Breast Cancer Treatment:
” Every year, tens of thousands of breast cancer survivors are prescribed aromatase inhibitors—medications recommended for up to ten years to protect against a recurrence of the disease. But these drugs can cause side effects, including severe joint pain, which cause many women to stop taking them.. …”