Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, the band of tissue that connects muscle to bones in the body. This condition usually occurs in tendons that experience a repeated motion or stress (such is the case with athletes and carpenters) or in conjunction with another condition such as gout, arthritis, or infection. Common areas affected by tendinitis include the rotator cuff, biceps, knee and the Achilles tendon. The main symptom of tendinitis is tenderness and pain around the affected joint tendon.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Tendinitis.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating tendinitis. For a complete list from our store with more details see our tendinitis formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
Useful for many types of traumatic injuries, broken bones, sprains, fractures, etc. anywhere in the body. Also useful for fixed abdominal masses, ulcerations, sciatica, arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and angina among others.
In the case of traumatic injury the tongue and pulse may hold less clinical significance, for other conditions the Pulse may be wiry and the Tongue may be darker or show darkness in specific areas.