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Toowoomba Acupuncturist Discusses

Acupuncture in Toowoomba for Shoulder Pain

My name is Louis Gordon and I am an acupuncturist. I practice acupuncture from ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic in Middle Ridge, Toowoomba, 4350, Queensland, Australia. Just as fresh clean water bubbling up from a natural well is vital to sustain life … my WELLNESS information will help YOU to sustain a healthy vibrant life beaming with optimal wellness. Call for more information on (07) 4636 6100.

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Toowoomba Acupuncturist advises “His Shoulder Injury Healed Fast….”

By Alan Gifford, MS

Acupuncture treatment helps shoulder pain in ToowoombaThis Summer Dr Larsen is going to be more careful. No shoulder injuries for him as he has learned his lesson! You see, last Summer his stepson was preparing to try out for footbalI and he wanted to be a receiver. Receivers need to be good at catching the ball, so Dr Larsen decided to throw him a few hundred passes.

Of course he didn’t warm up…who thinks of that…right?! Boy did he pay for it that night…and when he went to work Monday morning his shoulder was throbbing!

When he got to the office, Kimberly, the resident acupuncturist noticed he was favouring his shoulder. After he explained what happened, Kimberly took him into her office and had him sit down. She then used her StimPlus Pro Auricular Stimulator and treated his ear according to her Shoulder Pain protocol.

Dr Larsen was amazed at how effective it was! With each point she treated on his ear he felt a corresponding tingle in his shoulder. When she was done, she asked him to move his arm around. He could hardly believe that there was NO pain!

Kimberly finished up the treatment by placing ear seeds on the corresponding points and instructing him to rub those seeds whenever his shoulder started to ache. He was a compliant patient and did as instructed. He was not exaggerating when he said “in less than a week, my shoulder was completely healed! In the past it took weeks to recover from an injury like that!”

To see exactly what Kimberly did to treat Dr Larsen check out the following video.

Like Kimberly, I use the StimPlus ProTM Auricular Therapy device in my Cinic to treat all medical conditions including shoulder problems. To find out more about StimPlus ProTM or to make an appointment CALL NOW on 4636 6100.

Study Finds Acupuncture May Stop Shoulder Pain

If you have chronic shoulder pain, a new study has suggested that acupuncture may help more than traditional orthopaedic treatment.

Study Compares Acupuncture With Conventional Orthopaedic Treatment

German researchers conducted a randomised acupuncture trial for chronic shoulder pain.

Three Groups Compared

In the trial, 424 outpatients were monitored in 31 orthopaedic clinics. Each patient had suffered shoulder pain for at least six weeks and received 15 acupuncture treatments over a period of six weeks.

The orthopaedists (who were trained in acupuncture) compared three groups:

Group 1 – received textbook acupuncture (verum acupuncture)

Group 2 – received non-relevant needle puncture (sham acupuncture)

Group 3 – received conventional orthopedic treatments

None of the acupuncture patients knew if they were receiving verum acupuncture or sham acupuncture.

Acupuncture Gives Reduced Pain and Greater Movement

Researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum (Orthopedic Surgery and Research) assessed the immediate results after six weeks of treatment and again three months after treatment. They assessed improvement in pain and range of motion including abduction and arm-above-head test.

Immediate Results Promising for Acupuncture

When assessed immediately after six-weeks of treatment researchers reported:

68 percent recovery rate for verum acupuncture group

40 percent recovery rate for sham acupuncture group

28 percent recovery rate for orthopaedic group

The Follow Up at 3 Months

After three months of monitoring the participants, the researchers found:

65 percent recovery rate for verum acupuncture group

24 percent recovery rate for sham acupuncture group

37 percent recovery rate for orthopaedic group

Conclusion Supports Acupuncture Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Researchers concluded that acupuncture can significantly improve pain and range of motion and is an effective alternative to conventional orthopaedic treatment for chronic shoulder pain.
The original article was published on Jun 24, 2011 by Maryanne Holm.



Accupuncture, Acupunture or Accupunture common misspelling

Note that “Acupuncture” is often misspelt as accupuncture, acupunture or accupunture, that is with either too many c’s or not enough c’s. I would love to be able to clear up this very common spelling mistake, and set the record straight.

Ac·u·punc·ture – pronounced ak-yoo-puhngk-cher; Origin: 1675–85; < Latin acū with a needle (ablative of acus  needle) or acu- (as combining form of acus ) + puncture.


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