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Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory and autoimmune disorder. This painful illness affects the whole body, and usually different joints. The stage of the condition generally evolves from an early inflammatory stage to a later chronic stage with stiffness, swelling and dull pain.

Osteoarthritis
This 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
Inflammation usually begins suddenly in one joint and is caused by deposits of uric acid crystals in the joint.

Psoriatic Arthritis
Around one third of people with psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis which can cause stiffness, pain and swelling in and around the joints.

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. 

 

One condition with strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture is knee osteoarthritis which has reviews with consistent statistically significant positive effects and where authors have recommended the intervention. The quality of evidence is rated as moderate or high quality. (updated 28 Nov)  Please refer to AACMA – Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association for The Acupuncture Evidence Project: 

We recommend that you make an appointment to talk with one of our practitioners to discuss how we can help you.

The aim of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is to treat the whole person and not just an affected area, to restore the natural energy flows within an individual. Every individual is different and will receive individual TCM care.