Keeping Pain at Arms Length

In This Chapter

>- Acu-therapy to bounce back from bursitis

>- Stop courting the pain of tennis elbow

>- Learn the stretches and catches to combat carpal tunnel

V Discover time-tested techniques to ease arthritic pain and suffering

Some of the most prolific and common pains occur along the joints that lie from the shoulder to the fingers. These joints are pretty "handy" because we rely on them constantly throughout the day to help us dress, drive our cars, do our laundry, and hold our babies.

When you experience pain in any of the joints of your arms, it makes it hard to do most anything. Most activities become a struggle. With shoulder bursitis, you can hardly comb your own hair. Tennis elbow makes it a challenge to pick up a pot full of water off your stove. Carpal tunnel limits your productivity at work, and arthritis in your hands can seem like an impregnable barrier to any task.

The good news is that Oriental Medicine has been aiding the healing of joint pain for centuries. This chapter will focus on the treatments and self-care options to help you keep pain at arm's length—and more. Keep turning these pages to discover the acu-advantage for yourself.

Arthritis Joint Pain

Arthritis Joint Pain

Arthritis is a general term which is commonly associated with a number of painful conditions affecting the joints and bones. The term arthritis literally translates to joint inflammation.

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