ACUPUNCTURE FOR ARTHRITIS
Arthritis is a complex disorder that can affect people at any stage during their life. Different types of arthritis carry different causes, risk factors, symptoms, and effects on the body, though they all cause consistent joint pain.
Developed over 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is used in treating arthritis by inserting acupuncture needles at specific points along channels in the body. Acupuncture is a great way to manage both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. It can help by decreasing inflammation, interrupting pain signaling, and regulating the immune system. Acupuncture can work in conjunction with conventional treatments and can help reduce the need for high doses of medications.
Acupuncture can relieve pain by diverting or changing the painful sensations that are sent to your brain from damaged skin tissues by stimulating your body’s own pain relieving hormones. Acupuncture can help you at any stage of your arthritis. Some patients experience permanent pain relief, while others use acupuncture to manage pain and make their acupuncture sessions part of their medical treatment plan.