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Poor posture can become a habit, and kyphosis can quietly come knocking on the door

Updated: May 20

Kyphosis is a symptomatic abnormal posture characterized by excessive bending of the spine resulting in a hunchback appearance. Kyphosis can cause muscle fatigue and tension, leading to discomfort such as shoulder and neck pain, headaches, back pain, and numbness in the arms. Prolonged incorrect sitting posture is one of the main causes of kyphosis, as it can cause excessive tension in the back muscles, thereby altering the normal curvature of the spine.

In addition to poor posture, other factors may also contribute to Kyphosis, including aging, lack of exercise, genetic factors, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. If not corrected in time, Kyphosis may further worsen and lead to serious health problems. Long-term Kyphosis can cause excessive bending of the spine, affecting the normal functioning of internal organs, and causing various complications such as breathing difficulties, heart disease, and gastrointestinal problems. Furthermore, severe kyphosis can also put pressure on the cervical and lumbar spine, leading to pain, numbness, muscle atrophy, and even diseases such as spinal fractures, herniated discs, and compressed nerve roots. Therefore, timely treatment and correction of poor posture and other unhealthy lifestyle habits are crucial for those who have developed kyphosis.

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, although massage can alleviate the fatigue and tension of the neck and shoulder muscles, and relieve some pain and discomfort, it is not sufficient for a complete cure of Kyphosis. Kyphosis can be seen as a manifestation of poor posture, usually related to factors such as muscles, bones, qi and blood, and meridians. Specifically, traditional Chinese medicine believes that the main causes of Kyphosis are insufficient liver and kidney function, poor circulation of qi and blood, and shoulder and neck muscle strain, which can cause poor circulation of qi and blood, affecting the normal posture and muscle tension of the neck and shoulders, leading to the appearance of Kyphosis. Traditional Chinese medicine treatments typically include measures to regulate liver and kidney function, clear meridians, promote blood circulation, and relax muscles and tendons, such as acupuncture, cupping, massage, and Chinese herbal medicine. Therefore, massage alone is not enough to cure Kyphosis, and a comprehensive treatment approach is needed.

Traditional Chinese medicine teaches you how to prevent Kyphosis!

Preventive and treatment methods for Kyphosis include improving sitting posture, maintaining proper standing and walking posture, engaging in appropriate exercise and sports, etc. In addition, Kyphosis patients can also improve symptoms and restore the normal curvature of the spine through traditional Chinese medicine, magnetic therapy, massage, stretching, and muscle strengthening. Successful cases emphasize the importance of correct treatment methods and persistently correcting unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as using the correct cushion, adjusting the computer screen height, and regularly engaging in physical exercise.

Traditional Chinese Medicine helps promote the circulation of qi and blood in the treatment of Kyphosis
  • Acupuncture: Involves inserting fine needles into specific acupoints to promote the circulation of qi and blood and balance the body's internal energy. Some acupoints that are applicable for kyphosis include Jianjing, Da Zhui, and Feng Chi.

  • Cupping: Involves using negative pressure on specific areas of the back to stimulate the flow of lymph and blood, helping to eliminate toxins and waste from the body. Cupping can also relax muscles, alleviate pain, and discomfort.

  • Tuina: Involves massaging acupoints and meridians on the back to stimulate the circulation of qi and blood and balance the body's internal energy. Tuina can also help to relax tense muscles, alleviate pain and discomfort.

  • Herbal medicine: Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be used to regulate the balance of qi and blood in the body, helping to treat kyphosis. Some possible herbs include dang gui, shu di, bai shao, chuan xiong, and long xue jie.

  • Magnetic Therapy: Has the effects of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, regulating qi and blood, and promoting the smooth flow of the meridians. In the treatment of kyphosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Magnetic therapy is often used to regulate the circulation of qi and blood, to improve the symptoms of Kyphosis.

Why can magnetic therapy help with Kyphosis?

According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, the occurrence of Kyphosis is related to the poor circulation of meridians and qi and blood in the human body. Magnetic therapy is a physical therapy that applies a magnetic field to stimulate human tissues, promote local blood circulation and metabolism. In Chinese medicine, magnetic therapy is believed to regulate the circulation of qi and blood, unblock meridians, promote the body's self-repair ability, and relieve discomfort symptoms such as Kyphosis. At the same time, magnetic therapy can also promote the body's metabolism, enhance muscle vitality and elasticity, making muscles less prone to fatigue and stiffness, thus helping to prevent Kyphosis.

The therapeutic effects of magnetic therapy include promoting blood circulation, improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients, promoting metabolism, relieving pain, enhancing immunity, and reducing inflammation. Magnetic therapy is widely used in clinical treatment of various diseases, such as osteoporosis, musculoskeletal diseases, neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, etc.

Although magnetic therapy is considered a safe and side-effect-free treatment, patients should still consult a doctor and follow their guidance before receiving magnetic therapy treatment.

Magnetic therapy can help promote the circulation of qi and blood in the back through the following mechanisms:

  1. Promoting blood circulation: The stimulation of the magnetic field can dilate the capillaries, increase blood flow and oxygen content, and promote local blood circulation.

  2. Enhancing immune function and metabolic capacity: The combination of acupuncture and magnetic therapy on the acupoint can also adjust the body's immune function and metabolic capacity, improving overall health.

  3. Regulating the autonomic nervous system: The magnetic field can also regulate the autonomic nervous system, promote nervous system balance, and alleviate adverse reactions such as pain and stress.

Two sessions of magnetic therapy relieved bear hump problem

Mr. Liu is an office worker who needs to sit in front of the computer for long hours. Due to his lack of attention to maintaining a correct sitting posture, he developed bear hump, which had also affected his neck and shoulders, causing long-term pain. He had tried some traditional physical therapy, but the results were not ideal.

He then came to Yong Kang for help. The physicians at Yong Kang conducted a detailed inquiry and examination and found that his bear hump problem was quite severe. Based on his condition and body characteristics, the physicians recommended magnetic therapy at Yong Kang. After two sessions of magnetic therapy, Mr. Liu's condition improved significantly. His neck and shoulder pain was greatly reduced, and his bear hump also improved.

In addition, the physicians also provided him with correct sitting posture guidance and exercise recommendations to help him improve his bad habits and prevent the bear hump problem from recurring. Mr. Liu thanked the physicians and magnetic therapy at Yong Kang for relieving his pain. He also realized the importance of correct sitting posture and lifestyle habits to his physical health and began to pay attention to his own health.


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