Muscle Pain & Tendonitis

The tendon is the structure in your body that connects your muscles to the bones. Sometimes the tendons become inflamed for a variety of reasons, and the action of pulling the muscle becomes irritating. If the normal smooth gliding motion of your tendon is impaired, the tendon will become inflamed and movement will become painful. This is called tendonitis, and literally means inflammation of the tendon it can also be referred to a tendonopathy.

This inflammation leads to what’s called “local qi and blood congestion in the channels” according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture needles are inserted at or very near to the source of the pain. This addresses the local symptoms by improving the circulation of blood and energy (qi) to the area.

It can therefore be used in the treatment of

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