Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Shoulder Pain - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Shoulder Pain - Basics

Shoulder pain can be the symptom of several different injuries or conditions. These can include Adhesive Capsulitis (limited range of movement due to a shoulder injury), a strain or fracture (due to an injury or overexertion), tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons inside the shoulder), and others. 

Shoulder Pain - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating shoulder pain. For a complete list from our store with more details see our shoulder pain formula section.

Shoulder Pain - Questions

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Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (27) acupuncture points may be useful for shoulder pain. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Shoulder Pain

Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan

  • Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collaterals - pain in the extremities, shoulder pain, elbow pain, leg pain.
    • With the right underlying patterns - possibly useful for fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, etc.
    • Arthritic conditions - rheumatoid, neuralgia.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

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