Acupuncture Treatment for Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury covers the whole range of problems caused by the overuse of any part of the body. 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.
With the increased use of computers, poor posture and seating positions along repetitive and long term use of the mouse and keyboard are common causes.
Acupuncture works by moving the qi and blood in the surrounding area. By increasing the blood flow, it can help reduce inflammation and pain. Acupuncture is generally used more than herbal medicine for the effective treatment of repetitive strain injury.