Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)" is rarely designed with the resulting "adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • HT 1 (Highest Spring)
    In the center of the axilla on the radial side of the axill…
    Regulate Qi flow from the torso to the arm and vice versa -…
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  • LI 15 (Shoulder Bone)
    Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found…
    Shoulder Disorders, rotator cuff injuries, adhesive capsuli…
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  • ST 38 (Ribbon Opening)
    8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anteri…
    Empirical point for shoulder issues - pain, motor control, …
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