An article just published in U.S. News & World Report is praising acupuncture as a powerful treatment for arthritis pain. Entitled Should You Try Acupuncture to Treat Arthritis Pain?, it describes current research that supports acupuncture as an effective therapy. We’re thrilled the word is getting out that acupuncture reduces arthritis pain. It’s a safe treatment with no side effects. And it works to decrease pain caused by arthritis.
Arthritis Pain – The Problem
More than 54 million Americans have arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Arthritis occurs from the natural wear and tear of our joints. Overuse, repetitive use or injury will increase the likelihood of pain to develop as joints age. Current Western treatment focuses on pain medications. But more and more people want a safer long-term alternative. That’s where acupuncture comes in.
Acupuncture – The Solution
Acupuncture has been successfully treating arthritis pain for thousands of years. The medical principle is simple. Channels flow through the body, including the arms and legs. Energy (called Qi) travels through these channels, nourishing the muscles, tendons and ligaments. As joints degenerate, channels are blocked, and qi cannot flow properly.
A primary rule in Chinese medicine states that pain is caused when qi can’t flow. We call it qi stagnation in the channels. Arthritis is nothing more than qi stagnation in the channels located in the joints. Acupuncture reduces arthritis pain by reducing qi stagnation.
The treatment principle is to get the qi moving again. Acupuncture accomplishes that. Inserting sterile, hair thin, single-use needles into specific locations along a blocked channel get the qi moving again. The result is a decrease in pain.
62 Year Old Tennis Player With Arthritis Pain
Last year we treated a 62 year old man who had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. He was unable to play tennis due to the severe pain. It was painful walking up and down stairs and he relied on daily doses of anti-inflammatory medication. After seven treatments his pain was reduced 80% and he was able to play tennis again. He had stopped taking medication for pain as well. After his experience at our clinic there was no doubt in his mind that acupuncture reduces arthritis pain.
Do you have arthritis? Acupuncture resolves arthritis pain better than medications. We treat arthritis of the neck, low back, knees, hips, ankles, thumbs and more. Come in and experience the healing power of acupuncture.
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Acupuncture Reduces Arthritis Pain
Whether you have arthritis pain in the knees, hips, thumbs, neck or hips, acupuncture can help. Acupuncture reduces arthritis pain naturally, with long lasting results.
Read article in US News and World Report entitled, Should You Try Acupuncture to Treat Arthritis Pain?.
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I’m an RA veteran, having been diagnosed over 20 years ago. So I know all about the treatments and what they can do. Somehow I had overlooked acupuncture. Maybe it was a bias against “alternative” medicine. In any case, my aunt pressured me into trying her acupuncturist. She goes for asthma treatments, but said that the acupuncture treatment for auto-immune disease was similar. My research was inconclusive, but I decided to give it a try. I knew it couldn’t make my condition worse.
To my surprise the acupuncture has substantially reduce my daily pain levels. My flares are less frequent and intense, and pain does not move as quickly from place to place. The doc at Raleigh Acupuncture said there was indeed a connection between RA and other auto-immune diseases in the way Chinese medicine approached treatment. They said that the acupuncture slows the auto-immune response. I can actually feel that happening inside my body.
So I’m taking less medications, having less pain, and am able to be more active. Acupuncture is now an important component of my wellness plan for RA. I’m very grateful to Raleigh Acupuncture for their continued help.
I am newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (six months ago). My pain was traveling from my hips to feet, with something hurting pretty much all the time. My doctor suggested I try acupuncture as part of my therapy. He had referred other patients to Raleigh Acupuncture and they reported success. I’m feeling much more optimistic since going there. Before the acupuncture, my pain was really bad. Since I’ve started acupuncture, my pain has decreased by half at least. The acupuncture doctor really understands what I’m going through.
The doctor at Raleigh Acupuncture was brilliant at reducing my pain from RA. My wrists and ankles were so bad I could not walk. After a series of treatments the pain is 90% better and I’m living my life like normal. If you’ve got RA, you MUST try acupuncture. I shared my story with my RA support group. They were all queasy about the idea of acupuncture. I told them they were crazy not to make an appointment with my acupuncture doctor. The treatment doesn’t even hurt. I wish I knew about this 5 years ago when I was first diagnosed!!
My knees were so bad with arthritis that I couldn’t play golf. My wife did research on the internet and said acupuncture might help. I went in not expecting much. He told me it would take three to six treatments to see if it would work. My case was tougher because I’m overweight. Sure enough, after five treatments the pain started easing. I needed twelve treatments total, but my knees improved so much I’m playing golf again. I go in for what he calls tune-ups every month, but I don’t mind. The acupuncture keeps my knees not hurting. I’ve recommended it to my golf buddies and they’ve had success as well.
I had been getting botox injections for my face over the past five years, and it worked well. But a friend said that acupuncture could get more lasting results in a more natural way. I inquired at Raleigh Acupuncture and was surprised at how affordable it was. They explained that as an added bonus, I would receive acupuncture to help other issues at the same time that they treated my face. So I took the opportunity to deal with some arthritis in my hands and a bad knee. The facial rejuvenation was amazing. It happens over the course of 12 weeks and I literally saw wrinkles disappear! After each treatment I felt so relaxed. I’m hooked on acupuncture now, both for my face and the rest of me. The staff at Raleigh Acupuncture are very professional, friendly and skilled. I felt safe and comfortable during each visit.
All of my joints were hurting. I’ve got fibromyalgia and it effects me by making my joints hurt. The pain would move around from place to place, first the hip, the next day the shoulder, then the knee, etc. The practitioner at Raleigh Acupuncture explained that the best way to treat my kind of moving joint pain was to treat me holistically. Instead of treating the hip one day, the shoulder the next, they treated the root of the pain. They said this type of treatment would also improve my mood and my sleep. Right on all counts. I started feeling better after the second treatment. It’s like all of the joints just settled down and stopped giving me trouble. I had less flares and the intensity of the pain went way down. My sleep is better, not just because I have less pain. I’m more relaxed and less stressed. I’ve made this treatment a regular part of my life. I’m very grateful.
I had terrible pain in my hands from arthritis, especially my thumbs. I could not even open a jar anymore – there was no strength. My neighbor was seeing an acupuncturist at Raleigh Acupuncture, so I made an appointment. They were so sweet. I was apprehensive about the needles, but they told me they would use extra small ones, which I hate to admit, but I couldn’t even see without my glasses. They put needles in my hands, arms and in different places on my legs as well. I believe it made a substantial difference. My hands stopped hurting all the time and my grip strength increased. My thumbs still give me some trouble, but not nearly like before. I’d say I am 80% improved with my arthritis. Now I have all of my friends going to them!