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Treating VDT syndrome with physical therapy and acupuncture

Hello, my name is Sato and I run J-CLINIC, a physiotherapy and acupuncture clinic in Bangkok.

Do you ever work on a computer all day at the office, only to watch YouTube late at night at home with blurred eyes, stiff neck and shoulders, and headaches?


What is VDT syndrome?

The group of physical and mental health problems caused by prolonged use of visual display terminals—i.e., smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs—is called “visual display terminal (VDT) syndrome.”


In the past, people suffered from shoulder and neck pain caused by so-called office syndrome. But changes in modern lifestyle means that now more people are experiencing body and eye problems from visual display terminal syndrome.


Symptoms of VDT syndrome

Common symptoms of VDT syndrome include the following:




In particular, if you use your smartphone for a long time with improper postures—such as lying on your belly—the muscles around the neck become strained. This can trigger neck/shoulder pain, which can then cause a headache.


Here’s how J-CLINIC can treat VDT syndrome.

If you feel pain at the back or side of your head or at the back of your eyes, it may be because the shoulder blade or back is stiff. If that is the case, we’ll also show you exercises and stretches to prevent your body from becoming stiff.



If your eyes are tired, we recommend our facial acupuncture course.


An extra-thin acupuncture needle is placed into the muscles around the eyes to relax tension and promote recovery from fatigue. Waste materials are then flushed out with Gua sha massage.


Even when you know that using a smartphone, tablet or computer for a long time is not good, in reality, it can be hard to avoid it. So let’s minimize the harm while keeping our bodies and eyes in good repair.


If you suffer from VDT syndrome in Bangkok, get in touch with us by phone, email or Facebook.


📞For Booking

    Phrom Phong: 097-257-3577
    Thonglor: 084-424-1299
    Ekkamai: 097-245-7863


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