Arthritis

Arthritis , Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The pain from arthritis can be naturally managed with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM).  TCM includes herbal medicine to strengthen the body and the immune system. Massage is ideal for working on the pressure points and circulation.

These are all completely natural approaches which avoid the unpleasant side effects which can sometimes occur from pharmaceutical prescription drugs and medications, especially if these are taken on a long term basis.

The aim of TCM is to treat the whole person and not just an affected area, to restore the natural energy flows within an individual. This means that there will be many individual ways to treat arthritis, and different patients will receive customised TCM treatments.

The treatment outcomes will also be improved by making any recommended lifestyle and dietary changes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory and autoimmune disorder which can be helped naturally with acupuncture. This painful illness affects the whole body, and usually different joints.
The acupuncture treatments will depend on the stage of the condition because it generally evolves from an early inflammatory stage to a later chronic stage with stiffness, swelling and dull pain.
Initially there will usually need to be a number of treatments over a number of weeks to get some relief. Then the treatments have to be ongoing because this a chronic condition. Depending on the individual and the severity of the ailment, one periodic maintenance treatment each week may or may not be sufficient.

Osteoarthritis
Acupuncture can be useful to treat the pain from the more common osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease where the cartilage has been damaged. This complaint results from the gradual wear and tear on joints over time, or an injury to a joint, where the bone under the cartilage is exposed.

Gouty Arthritis
Acupuncture can help to alleviate the serious joint pain of gouty arthritis, and decrease the inflammation in the affected areas. Electroacupuncture may also be beneficial for reducing damage to the joint.

Psoriatic Arthritis
People with psoriatic arthritis can benefit from acupuncture treatments because this disorder inflames the joints and acupuncture can offer some improvement with pain relief.

Menopausal Arthritis
The swollen, aching and stiff joints of menopause joint pain is sometimes referred to as “menopausal arthritis”.  This is an uncomfortable condition for even simple tasks and normal movements. Natural acupuncture can decrease the symptoms of this malady.

 

The sooner that you see an acupuncturist, the better, because arthritis is a degenerative disease, and acupuncture has the potential to slow down this illness. The good news is that Traditional Chinese Medicine can improve your symptoms and help you to maintain a full and active life.