In this study, it was found that shoulder exercises plus acupuncture was a significantly better treatment choice than just exercise alone (improvements of 76% vs 40% respectively). These were the exercises the participants were instructed to do.
Instructions: complete the exercise 2-3 times per day (morning, midday and evening), repeating each exercise 10 times each for 6 weeks.
Acupuncture treatment plan: 2 treatments per week for 6 weeks.
Exercise helps mobilise stuck meridian energy. So too does acupuncture. It shows the two together are a powerfully effective combination! Including warmth before exercise can also improve range of movement and energy so try completing the exercising after a hot shower or after applying a heat pack for 10 minutes.
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