Acupuncture for Arthritis

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Arthritis

Acupuncture has become an increasingly utilized method of treatment for a variety of ailments and diseases. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of treatment, which aims to balance the energy flow in your body. The energy flows through pathways called meridians, which can become blocked. Acupuncture needles are placed at certain points on the body in order to reestablish balance.

Acupuncture may also be a beneficial treatment for those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic and progressive disease that leads to the degeneration or joints and surrounding tissues. Symptoms often include morning stiffness of the joints, inflammation, deformation of the joints and pain. RA is an autoimmune disorder of the tissues that is not fully understood, but can be debilitating.

Research has shown acupuncture to be beneficial in reducing symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. In a 2011 study published by the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, they found positive effects and relief in the participants who received acupuncture for RA. Compared to the control group, participants who received acupuncture treatment reported lessening of pain and discomfort, in terms of intensity, frequency and physical restrictions. Additional studies published in academic journals have also reported similar findings of acupuncture treatments being beneficial in reducing pain, physical restrictions and other symptoms of RA.

If you are suffering from the pain and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, consider acupuncture as a beneficial treatment method to bring you relief. Start feeling better today. Call 305-394-0668 and we’ll discuss your situation and decide on a plan of treatment that’s right for condition and your entire being. We are conveniently located in the Florida Keys.

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