Did you know Acupuncture could help ease arthritic pain?
Pain is the primary complaint of arthritis sufferers and Acupuncture has been proven to be a very effective form of pain control.
You would question how could fine needles eliminate pain? Shouldn’t they cause more pain?
The fact is Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years and is based on the belief energy moves in a smooth balanced way through the body.
By inserting fine acupuncture needles into the channels of energy in the body, this can help restore the natural balance and stimulate the body’s own healing response.
There are three primary forms of arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Gouty arthritis. Acupuncture is most successful at relieving pain in these three forms and also has a positive effect on other arthritic symptoms.
In arthritic sufferers, Acupuncture can help to relieve pain by:
- Stimulating the body to produce endorphins
- Blocking pain signals to the brain
- Deactivating trigger points
- Producing relaxing effect on the mind and body
- Reduce inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers
- Stimulate parathyroid gland to produce hormone that draws calcium to the bone especially for Osteoarthritis sufferers
At Back on your feet, we have treated many people with Arthritic condition. From our experience we find that each person is unique and his or her response to acupuncture treatment varies. Some find relief more quickly then others. But generally a course of six to ten treatments would be required.
We combine Herbal medicine and Remedial massage to get the best results. Massage will increase circulation around the joints while herbal medicine strengthens the body and enhance the immune system function.