Yes, the air conditioner is a wonderful invention for humans when the temperature outside is nearing 100 degrees. However, every summer I see an influx of patients coming in with pain in their shoulders, neck, back, and hands. Quite often these pains can simply be alleviated by simply drinking more water. If you are hot and sweating your body is depleting of water. Which many think is good, because they are “losing weight”. However, you are actually depleting you body of it’s ability to perform normal everyday functions. Your body is made up of at least 70% water. This water allows you r body to conduct electricity and function properly. When you are not drinking water you body begins to literally dry out and causes body aches, headaches, pain and in extreme conditions death.
Besides water to help cool off. Most people in the western world use some type of air conditioning or fan to aid in cooling. This is the most common cause of pain I see in my clinic each summer. If you are sleeping with a fan blowing on you STOP! If you and your partner argue over room temperature and you have no other choice. Put a light shirt on the cover you exposed joints. The fan or air conditioning vent (even in your car) can blow cold air (“wind”) into your body and cause pain and discomfort. Acupuncture, Infrared therapy, physical therapy and herbal topical and internal treatments work quite well at alleviating the pain and healing your body much quicker! The best therapy for you would have to access by coming into our office for treatment. Feel free to give us a call.