Acupuncture is one of the best treatment for pain relief. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the high effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of pain, both acute and chronic.
More and more athletes are turning to alternative methods to improve their athletic performance. Acupuncture is among the approaches that have aroused serious interest in recent years.
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Thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a compression or nerves and blood vessels in tight spaces in the lower part of the neck, under the collarbone, or in the armpit. When the nerves are compressed, the main symptoms are pain and tingling in the hand and fingers. When the arteries or veins are compressed, there could be pain, swelling, paleness or bluish coloration of the arm. scalene muscles an/or a pectoralis minor that are too tight or inflamed are the usual culprits. A cervical rib or a fracture of the collar bone can also be the cause.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a very vast field of knowledge and techniques. There are many approaches that, although often similar in appearance, vary in their application and effectiveness for specific cases. I am passionate about acupuncture and Chinese medicine and I have worked hard over the past 15 years to broaden and deepen my knowledge and skills. I explored many facets of Chinese medicine and developed some expertise in various approaches.
A man in his late 40s came to see us for a pain in the left buttock, being referred to us by another acupuncturist. His pain began about 6 months earlier after a fall when cross-country skiing. He fell on his buttocks and had severe back pain that lasted several weeks and spread to the left buttock.