STEVE LIU, L.Ac. Chronic Supraspinatus Tendonitis Pain: An Integrative Approach for Treatment with Cross- Fiber Massage, Electroacupuncture, Far-Infrared Heat, and Photobiomodulation

05 Mar 2023
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

STEVE LIU, L.Ac. Chronic Supraspinatus Tendonitis Pain: An Integrative Approach for Treatment with Cross- Fiber Massage, Electroacupuncture, Far-Infrared Heat, and Photobiomodulation

Many chronic pain patients are related to sports injuries that often involve soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A recent study reports that treating acute pain with antiinflammatory medication, like ibuprofen or aspirin, may promote pain in the long term. This presentation focuses on a combination of clinical modalities that integrate osteopathic crossfiber massage, microcurrent electroacupuncture, farinfrared heat, and photobiomodulation (PBM) to break up the scar tissue, reactivate the body’s intrinsic repair mechanism, and heal the chronic pain completely. Chronic supraspinatus tendonitis is used to illustrate this integrative approach.