Acupuncture for Tendinitis
Tendinitis meaning inflammation of a tendon is a type of tendinopathy . Generally tendinitis is referred to by the body part involved, such as Achilles Tendinitis (affecting the achilles tendon), or Patellar Tendinitis (jumper's knee, affecting the patellar tendon), or Elbow Tendinitis, Wrist Tendinitis, Shoulder Tendinitis, Hand Tendinitis, Ankle Tendinitis etc.
How does acupuncture work for Tendinitis?
Acupuncture improves blood flow, which in turn speeds healing. It stimulates immune cells that repair and heal the area of inflammation. The increase in blood flow improves the delivery of nutrients to the area. Finally, acupuncture can stimulate lymphatic flow as well. This helps reduce swelling and can remove the chemicals that cause inflammation.
Course of treatment
There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.