Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine. It is used most commonly for pain relief, though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture do so for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain. Acupuncture is generally only used in combination with other forms of treatment. A typical session entails lying still while approximately five to twenty needles are inserted; for the majority of cases, the needles will be left in place for ten to twenty minutes. It can be associated with the application of heat, pressure, or laser light.
There is a diverse range of acupuncture approaches, involving different philosophies. Although various different techniques of acupuncture practice have emerged, the method used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) seems to be the most widely adopted.
In traditional acupuncture, the acupuncturist decides which points to treat by observing and questioning the patient to make a diagnosis according to the tradition used.
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Morning Stiffness Arthritis
Many people wake up to a ritual of about 5 to 30 minutes of joint stiffness. We are told this is part of aging and to live with it. Putting on your socks in the morning becomes more frustrating every year. Joint stiffness is a common characteristic of arthritis. Causes of Joint Stiffness. Joint stiffness is caused by inflammation in the joint which causes increased joint pressure. So, when you move a pressure filled joint it can feel painful and stiff until joint movement pushes out some of this pressure. No matter what causes it, joint pain and stiffness can be very bothersome. No matter what anyone tells you, you do not have to suffer with joint stiffness and pain. There are many options to treating joint pain: hot and cold compresses, pain medication, exercise, supplements and diet are just a few. If you are tired of the quick fixes like meds, creams or stopping your active lifestyle not helping and your symptoms are getting worse each year. You need to rely on the hard facts that specific exercises are the leading source of joint pain and stiffness relief. Though you might think exercise will aggravate your joint pain and stiffness, that’s not the case. Lack of exercise can make your joints even more painful and stiff.
Exercise to ease morning muscle stiffness includes
- Strengthen the muscles around your joints, protecting them
- Reduce morning stiffness and pain
- Help you maintain bone strength
- Give you more strength and energy to get through the day
- Make it easier to get a good night’s sleep
- Help you control your weight
Physiotherapists at We-Fix-U help relieve morning stiffness and painful joints daily.
Once you manage to roll out of bed come see us, we can help, it is not to late.