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Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

I am suffering from acute arthritis for the last six months. Although I am on medication and painkillers, it is not helping. Could acupuncture help me?

45 Answers

We do treat pain.
Acupuncture can help reduce and possibly eliminate your pain usually. Obviously, there are always anomalies and people it doesn't work for (few in my experience), but arthritis seems to respond quite well. If you decide to try acupuncture, make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or Chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).
I have helped many people overcome arthritis pain in my 25 years of practicing acupuncture. Acupuncture can help reduce the need for painkillers and eventually eliminate them altogether. Each patient has different circumstances, though.
Acupuncture is a natural treatment for pain relief.

Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
Yes acupuncture can help manage stress
Some of them will be cured.
Acupuncture treatment can relieve pain for sure. But you want to get rid of arthritis, correct? Then I recommend doing both acupuncture and herbal treatment.
Acupuncture treatment, a cure for acute arthritis, helps. Please visit the nearest place.
Yes, Acupuncture is fantastic for pain relief. In fact, researchers confirm that acupuncture is more effective than two drugs (ibuprofen and diclofenac) for long-term relief of knee osteoarthritis pain, inflammation, and motor impairment.

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Sorry to hear that your medication seems not working well.

I think give acupuncture a try. especially with moxa, it helps stop pain very well.

Hope you find someone near you soon

Jonathan Fang
It depend on the causes. If there is gout, it needs a combined herbal therapy with food therapy.
Yes it really works
So sorry to hear that you have been suffering from Arthritis and not getting any relief. In response to your question regarding acupuncture helping your Arthritis... the answer is Yes, Acupuncture can definitely help with your condition. Keep in mind that acupuncture does not specifically address the Arthritis, however it treats the imbalances in the body which created the Arthritis to begin with. Studies have shown that Acupuncture does help with the relief of Osteo-Arthritis, as well as pain management. I am sure it will be of benefit and provide relief for your condition.
Find a licensed Acupuncturist in your area and schedule an appointment. Good luck!
Working with inflammation and pain from arthritis is one of many issues helped with acupuncture and herbs.
Arthritis can be treated with acupuncture treatment, but that is not 100% even though there would be a lot of improvement.
Yes!  Acupuncture helps arthritis, naturally, and also helps the root cause of the problem.
We have great results for treating arthritis using acupuncture.
Arthritis is inflammation in the joint(s). Depending on the cause/etiology, it can be cured or not. Acupuncture as many Rx, it will reduce inflammation and strengthen tendons or tissues around the joint(s). It is an effective therapeutic modality. Cure or not depend on some factors.
Yes, Acupuncture and TCM herbs can help
Unfortunately acupuncture cannot cure arthritis. It can improve the quality of life and prevent further progression but acupuncture cannot cure or reverse the effects of arthritis. I do believe it would be worth trying acupuncture, it should help you find relief especially if nothing else seems to be helping.
Acupuncture can help relieve the pain.
Hello there.
Acupuncture works by decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the areas. While there is no cure for arthritis, acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies can dramatically reduce the severity of your symptoms and slow the progression. In acute cases, the results are often more remarkable than in chronic cases.

Wishing you good health,
Julie Simonton, L.Ac
The "itis" in the word arthritis indicates inflammation. Acupuncture is a champion in quelling inflammation. Medications and painkillers only work at masking the symptoms. Acupuncture when done correctly directs the blood into the injured area so it can heal.
Yes, one of the specialties of acupuncture is pain, any type. It promotes blood circulation to the affected area and traces the root to treat it too.
Yes acupuncture can help reduce arthritis by reducing the inflammation in the body.
When medications and painkillers are not working you do need to try something else. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years for pain relief as well as to reduce the inflammation with arthritis. Also, consider changing your diet to reduce the inflammation in the body.
I have personally helped several people with releif from arthritis for more than 6 months at a time or longer. It depends on the type you have and the frequency of your treatments in the beginning how much releif you get and for how long. Every one is different.
Hello. Thank you for your question. Yes, Acupuncture helps arthritis by reducing inflammation and pain in the joints and extremities. The key is to improve circulation and fluid so that the body can function more optimally. I have had a lot of success with arthritis in my 16 years of practice. I would especially focus on the immune system to promote your bodies innate ability to heal itself. ;-)
Yes, acupuncture can help a great deal with arthritis. But I have found that there is often a cause other than natural aging for acute arthritis, namely gluten intolerance. Gluten has been linked to all the major diseases in our society today, arthritis being one of them. Once patients get off gluten, their symptoms usually go away, but you do have to watch for it hidden in processed foods. It's certainly worth a try since the painkillers aren't working for you.
A complete cure for arthritis may be a work in progress, but great improvements can be made with natural methods. I would recommend finding an acupuncturist who can guide you with food choices (Chinese Medicine has specific theories on how foods affect joint health), herbal medicine, acupuncture and a newer method called biopuncture, where natural herbs or formulas that reduce inflammation and help joint health are injected into acu points.
It is possible to treat acute arthritis with acupuncture because it helps to reduce inflammation and swelling so it will reduce the pain. Acupuncture is definitely an option to consider.
Chinese medicine does not treat by western medical term, so "arthritis" in Chinese medicine can be diagnosed as many different things depending on the root cause. Treating the root cause is what helps reduce or eliminate the flare ups.

"Cure" is a strong word and even western doctors are weary of using the term. There are treatments that help arthritic pain and I have treated many patients coming in complaining of arthritis but don't complain about it anymore.
In general acupuncture deals very well with arthritis as long as you follow your acupuncturist recomendations. (I am not talking about MD's who took 300hour courses of acupuncture rather a doctor who studied 4 year of sole traditional Chinese medicine with 1000+ hours of residency).
Yes,Acupuncture can reduce inflammation ,improve circulation and produce endorphins to relieve arthritis.
Absolutely. Arthritis is a condition I see frequently and have had great success with. It generally is the degradation and inflammation of a joint that is not receiving proper circulation. Creating healthy blood circulation is what acupuncture does best.
Though acupuncture doesn't claim to cure arthritis, it can absolutely help alleviate the symptoms.
Acupuncture can absolutely help with pain and mobility issues due to arthritis. You may not feel a huge difference on the first treatment, but if you give the acupuncturist 3-5 visits, they can probably reduce your discomfort and improve mobility.
Yes it does help curb the pain and has helped many walk and have more mobility.
By inserting Acupuncture needles in the effected area helps with reducing the inflammation. Manage your pain by your diet by reducing sugary foods, exercise more, lose weight, cut back on dairy, less meat, more vegetables, stretching and yoga all help you with your condition.
Yes, acupuncture treatment could help acute arthritis. Should find out what caused your acute arthritis to treat them, not just treat the symptoms. Cure it or not is dependent what caused your acute arthritis.
There is great success in using acupuncture to manage and reduce the pain associated with arthritis. Acupuncture works very well as an adjunctive therapy to traditional western treatment
Yes. Acupuncture will decrease inflammation causing pain and support collagen production which will support joints.
I am not sure if something lasting six months is till considered to be acute. However, acupuncture can definitely help with arthritis--reducing pain and increasing mobility
Acupuncture is very effective for acute arthritis since it will provide good circulation to reduce inflammation. If arthritis gets into chronic, it might take much longer. Restricting any foods which aggravate the symptom is most important to treat arthritis.