When I started the doctoral program at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), one of the professors pointed out that we're injuring ourselves by sitting in the classroom for 8 hrs/day, for 4 days consecutively. Injury is not just sprain, strain, or fracture. We can get injured from the repetitive motions like typing or sitting still for a long period of time.
Another form of injury is a surgery. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying you shouldn't have one. It is necessary sometimes. Chinese medicine views surgery as a form of injury, however. There are cuts involved, which is an injury. Furthermore, surgery rooms are usually kept cold, which allows the cold to invade the body. When cold invades the body, it creates stagnation - no smooth flow of qi and blood.
Whether it is from sports injury, repetitive motions, or surgery, we need to move the stagnation and create smooth flow of qi and blood. Chinese medicine is very good at that. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs promote the movement of qi and blood and help you recover quickly.
Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a mom of two wonderful boys who taught me a lot about unconditional love