Treatments for Arthritis and Joint Pain
In our acupuncture clinic, we use a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Psoriatic arthritis
Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. This effect has been shown to be cumulative, which explains why patients tend to feel greater and longer-lasting relief with each successive treatment. Acupuncture has also been shown to cause the release of anti-inflammatory and anti-stress hormones. Modern MRI studies have even demonstrated that classical acupuncture point combinations traditionally used to treat pain trigger specific changes in the areas of the brain associated with pain messages.
Chinese herbal medicine also have a long history of being used in the treatment of pain conditions. There are many Chinese herbs that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties. By using an holistic medicine approach, you can eliminate the often severe side effects associated with pharmaceutical level anti-inflammatory medications.
Arthritis is the leading cause of physical disability today. Currently about 50 million Americans suffer with arthritis, and the numbers are expected to grow in the next 20 years as life expectancy continues to increase.
If you are one of the millions suffering with Arthritis, call us today for a personal consultation. We consistently are able to help people improve their joint mobility, reduce their pain and improve their quality of life.
For more information, see our blog posting on acupuncture treatment for arthritis.