Will acupuncture help post op pain from shoulder surgery?
Annie Porter (Scottsdale, AZ) on Dec 1, 2012
Anytime a surgery is performed, minor trauma occurs and in Chinese Medicine, this is known as blood stasis. When a patient's blood is not flowing properly, there will be pain. Acupuncture works very well on post-operative pain. It works by invigorating the flow of qi and blood in the channels of the shoulder and in the areas that have incurred trauma. Also, an herb called 'Turmeric' has been well documented to decrease inflammation and it has an affinity for the shoulder joint.