I will be kicking off the year 2023 with another interview with Jason Bei from Kapiti and talk about shoulder problems, in particular frozen shoulder as well as discuss chronic neck problems.
Jason Bei hails from a historical family tradition of Traditional Chinese Medicine and now practices in Kapiti.
He has done extra curricular training as part of his on going desire to learn and improve himself, having completed extra courses in Kanpo Herbal Medicine and the Tung Style acupuncture method.
In his clinic in Kapiti, Jason regularly sees all sorts of shoulder problems such as infraspinatus tears and basic shoulder sprain, either stemming from a fall or over exertion. However, his specialty is in helping in the rehabilitation of frozen shoulder. The radio interview will reveal how the approach of acupuncture changes in each of the different stages of frozen shoulder. For instance, he advocates avoiding cupping and massage during the first stage when inflammation is the predominant factor.
During the recovery stage of frozen shoulder, then cupping and massage can be added to the acupuncture protocol.
Chinese herbs can also be used and have less side effects that the modern use of anti inflammatory pharmaceuticals.
Jason Bei is also well known in the Kapiti area for his skill in getting results in treating chronic neck problems such as arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
In cases like this, Jason says he uses the acupuncture points from the Master Tung System and in neck treatment, the points are in the ankles and feet. In addition, he prescribes herbs to nourish the blood and relax the muscles. You can listen to the full interview here