A 17-year-old female asked:
Is the chinese medicine really effective to a problem of sore and stiff shoulder?
or a pain relieve patch is better? thank you!:d
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
No single answers,: both just different approaches to treating symptoms, don't do anything about the more important underlying reasons. Better to study anatomy, work at locating all the different positions/movements you can possibly do, figure out which create the worst problems & then gently start working on those specific movements to regain freedom of motion & strength. Find a physical therapist worthy your trust.
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Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Chinese Med may Help: It depends on what is in the Chinese formula. Turmeric and Boswella are two powerful anti-inflammatory herbs that are popular in the west, and may be included in a formula of Chinese medicine. Topical DMSO (horse liniment) is also a very effective anti-inflammatory pain reliever.
Pain relieving patches merely mask the symptoms, without relieving the underlying inflammation.
3.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 4, 2015
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