Natural and Alternative Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Treatment Options

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Treatment {introduction}

Adhesive Capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is characterized by stiffness and tightness in the shoulder, especially when in movement. It often results when an injury or other joint disorder leads to limited movement in the shoulder due to pain. This is worsened by a shortage of synovial fluid, which normally lubricates the space between the arm bone and socket, and the growth of abnormal bands of tissue, called adhesions.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Adhesive Capsulitis.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


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Herbal Formulas

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) related articles

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Forum posts related to Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

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    Acupuncture Points for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


    Professional Practitioner Information

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) - Western Medicine Information

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