Acupuncture and Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck_Shoulder_PainIt seems that most of us suffer from neck and shoulder tension these days, with life increasingly revolving around computers, hand-held devices, and driving, all of which tend to impede energy flow in the neck and shoulders. When severe, the pain can extend down the arms and also can lead to jaw stiffness and headaches.

Acupuncture is great for unravelling those knots in the neck and shoulders. Within 4-6 treatments we usually see substantial relief, with the hard areas becoming much softer. However, the time required depends on how long the tension has been there for, and how severe it is.

Acupuncture treatments are very gentle, using extremely fine needles that you are barely aware of, plus a form of herbal heat treatment known as moxibustion. The combination works really well to ease muscular tension, especially in the neck and shoulders.

Treatments involve a combination of Acupuncture points specifically targeted at any whole-body imbalance underlying the muscle stiffness, as well as local points to bring fast relief. We also look at how you can address various lifestyle measures to help prevent recurrence.

Ann and Victor have had many years’ experience in treating neck and shoulder issues, and are Registered Acupuncturists. Acupuncture treatments are eligible for health-fund rebates.

To make an appointment, just call the Neutral Bay clinic on 9904-1333 or contact us here, and we’ll do the rest for you. Referrals are not needed, and health fund cards are accepted.