How Acupuncture Helps Arthritis

If you have arthritis, it can be to find relief from joint pain and other symptoms. But there are many things you can do to manage and control your arthritis and live a healthy , active life.  Acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine can be a powerful supplement to any treatment plan, without causing harmful side effects.

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Arthritis often starts in the hands or feet, and usually affects the same joints on both sides of the body Symptoms include:

  • Warm, swollen or tender joints
  • Joint stiffness,  most of all in the morning
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Muscle pain and weakness

Treatment options   :   Western treatment generally focuses on relieving  pain and preventing further joint damage.  Often this is use of anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications, as well as self-care and physical therapy.  In some cases, surgery may even be needed.

Acupuncture offers a safe,  natural way to control joint pain and other symptoms and maintain overall health. Acupuncture treatment for arthritis’s main goal is treating basic root, what makes from our body.  

A whole-body approach to relief   :   Acupuncture take a holistic, or whole-body approach to health.  According to these theories,  Qi is the vital energy that animates the body and protects it from illness.  It flows through pathways called meridians,  providing nourishment for every cell, tissue, muscle and organ.  When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi, physical symptoms may result.

We will take a detailed health history and perform a physical exam to determine your body’s imbalances.  Patient will create a detailed treatment plan that takes into account your symptoms and the effects of your arthritis.

During treatment, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupoints along the meridians in order to remove any obstruction and allow Qi to flow freely.

We may also recommend herbal medicine, massage, acupressure and stretching.  Be sure to discuss and new medications with us and personal care provider to avoid any potential interactions.

By working closely with us, you will be taking charge of your arthritis and taking steps toward a healthier life.