Neck and Shoulder-Acute

Acute Neck and Shoulder Pain in Chinese Medicine

The most common cause of shoulder pain and neck pain is injury to the soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within these structures. This can occur from any physical injury to these to these areas, degenerative arthritis, and a herniated or slipped disc. Repetitive motion or overuse of the area can case internal injury, making a person prone to acute periods of frozen shoulder, or limited movement. In Chinese medicine all of these fall into a combination of the following patterns: Stagnation of the qi and blood, blockage in the channels and collateral’s, localized heat and stagnation.

In Chinese medicine in addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbs can be very helpful in this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to Activate the Qi and Blood, Unblock the channels and collateral’s, as well as clear heat, and reduce pain, look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:

Chinese Herbs for Acute Neck and Shoulder Pain

Hong Hua – Invigorates blood circulation and alleviate pain

Chuan Xiong – Helps to Moves the blood and the Qi for patterns of blood stagnation, and soothes headache pain

Bai Shao – Has a strong antispasmodic effect to alleviate muscle spasms, cramps and pain


Formulas Containing Chinese Herbs for Acute Neck and Shoulder Pain