Can acupuncture help treat a frozen shoulder?

Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc
Geriatric Medicine
Acupuncture is very effective in helping a frozen shoulder as well as other joint pathologies. Usually you should notice marked improvement within four treatments, depending, of course, on how acute or chronic the problem is. It is reasonable to expect a full recovery after eight treatments. A licensed practitioner will be able to provide a better assessment of your condition and to determine whether other modalities such as cupping or moxabustion are suitable.

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