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Acupressure To Overcome Trochanteric Bursitis

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

Trochanteric Bursitis, a painful condition

As all bursitis, it is an inflammation of the bursa. The bursae are jelly-like sacs fluid filled that are located throughout the body, especially in shoulders, knees, hips, elbows and heels. Their function is to serve as a cushion between the bones and all the overlying soft tissues. They also reduce the friction between bones and muscles.

Trochanteric bursitis is the swelling of the bursa of the greater trochanter -a large quadrilateral eminence of the femur-. The trochanteric bursa is located at the outside lateral of the hip. When it is irritated or inflamed it causes pain in the hip because it stops preventing the friction between the iliotibial band and the greater trochanter.

Several circumstances can lead to trochanteric bursitis: a fall on the hip, bumping the hip into an object, lying on one side of the body while sleeping, strenous sports  activities, spinal issues as scoliosis or lumbar vertebrae arthritis, arthritis in a joint, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, prosthetic implants in the hip or calcium deposits in the tendons that attach to the trochanter.

Side effects of the Allopathic Treatment for Bursitis

Unfortunately, allopathic medicine treatment is based on:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): whose side effects are stomach ulcers, kidney problems, anaemia, dizziness, abnormal liver tests, headaches, rashes and high blood pressure.

  • Analgesics: whose side effects are constipation, drowsiness, upset stomach, dry mouth and rash.

  • Corticosteroids: better known as steroids, whose side effects are acne, blurred vision, glaucoma, high blood pressure, weigh gain, increased growth of body hair, insomnia, osteoporosis, stomach irritation, sudden mood swings, swollen face, water retention, swelling and worsening of diabetes condition.

  • Injections and ice packs.

However, Traditional Chinese Medicine has better option

Acupressure: Drug Free Pain Relief

Acupressure stimulates points in the human body that transmit impulses into the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in the brain so that they release Serotonin (a neurotransmitter responsible of the overall wellness and good mood) and Endorphin (a neurochemical that works as a natural analgesic and behaves similar to opiates or corticosteroids, having an effect 200 times stronger than morphine to kill the pain).

Both Serotonin and Endorphins relieve the pain without any side effect. Moreover, the patient will experience sleep and mood improvement as well as a better response to environmental stressed situations.

Acupressure controls the inflammatory process

Inflammation is a natural immune response of the body to injury and invasion. The body perceives a dangerous pathogen as harmful and as a potential threat. While inflammation helps the body to heal, if it is prolongs it can lead to a number of chronic diseases.

Systematic inflammation causes elevated cortisol levels, the stress hormone involved in fatigue, irritability, headaches, anxiety or depression, weigh gain, increased blood pressure, low libido, erectile dysfunction, irregular menstrual periods and poor sleep.

Acupressure helps to reduce the cortisol level so that the body starts detoxifying itself.

In addition, the stimulation of several Acupressure points relieves the inflammatory conditions.

Acupressure Trochanteric Bursitis Treatment

At Heal India Complementary Therapies Private Limited we offer an Acupressure Trochanteric Bursitis Treatment that also includes the stimulation of certain body points with Moxibustion for a sooner response. If you are suffering from Trochanteric Bursitis or any other type of Bursitis, do not hesitate to contact us for getting a solution.

Call us: +91 9355351721


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