Natural and Alternative Tendinitis Treatment Options

Tendinitis Treatment {introduction}

Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, the band of tissue that connects muscle to bones in the body. This condition usually occurs in tendons that experience a repeated motion or stress (such is the case with athletes and carpenters) or in conjunction with another condition such as gout, arthritis, or infection. Common areas affected by tendinitis include the rotator cuff, biceps, knee and the Achilles tendon. The main symptom of tendinitis is tenderness and pain around the affected joint tendon.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Tendinitis.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Tendinitis

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.


Herbal Formulas for Tendinitis Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

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Jin Gu Die Da Wan - Tendon and Bone Healing Herbal Formula
Jin Gu Die Da Wan - Tendon and Bone Healing Herbal Formula

Uses: Tendon, Bone and Joint Injuries. Jin Gu Die Da Wan/Pian literally "tendon and bone injury healing" formula, is a classic formula for traumatic injury to the tendons and or bones....



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.

There are no treatment protocols listed for this condition at this time.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Tendinitis related articles

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Forum posts related to Tendinitis

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    Acupuncture Points for Tendinitis

    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

    Below you will find links to technical information largely of interest to professional practitioners.

    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Tendinitis

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Tendinitis

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
    General Indications Functional Grouping Combinations
    Die Da Wan - Trauma Healing Pill - TCM Herbal Formula

    Useful for many types of traumatic injuries, broken bones, sprains, fractures, etc. anywhere in the body.  Also useful for fixed abdominal masses, ulcerations, sciatica, arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and angina among others.

    In the case of traumatic injury the tongue and pulse may hold less clinical significance, for other conditions the Pulse may be wiry and the Tongue may be darker or show darkness in specific areas.

    Invigorate the Blood from Traumatic Injury, Invigorate the Blood
    Jin Gu Die Da Wan - Tendon and Bone Injury Healing - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis, Invigorate the Blood

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Tendinitis

    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 Tendinitis Medical Information

    Western herbs for Tendinitis

    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.

    Tendinitis - Western Medicine Information

    At this time no Western Medicine information has been completed for this section.