Acupuncture for Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Acupuncture for Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), also known as cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), are extremely common. Tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can both be examples of RSI’s. The condition can leave the patient with pain, numbness or tingling in the affected area. There may also be loss of function, strength or movement.

I thought this was an interesting subject to talk about in BBC Proms session as many musicians can suffer from RSI with long periods of practice and concerts. As I have treated musicians with RSI and seen good recovery.

As the name suggests they are injuries of overuse. They result from repeating the same movements, again and again, over prolonged periods of time, as many musicians do. Continuous overuse of one area of the body, or continuously holding an awkward position, can cause inflammation of local tendons and their delicate sheaths, as well as cause microscopic tears in those tendons.

RSI most commonly occur in the upper extremities – fingers, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders.

Acupuncture treats by moving the Qi and blood in the surrounding area. By increasing the blood flow, it can help reduce inflammation and pain and ensuring the Qi flow in all parts of the patient’s Body, Mind and Spirit.

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