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Yes, acupuncture does help with the ease of arthritis pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory systemic illness that affects the whole body, especially the joints and it is also an autoimmune disease. Treating RA requires a multidisciplinary approach to care and acupuncture treatment can provide you the holistic treatment where not only symptoms are treating but help you to thrive by address pain, improve function and recommends lifestyle changes.
According to a recent research review published last year in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine concluded “acupuncture alone or combined with other treatment modalities is beneficial to the clinical conditions of RA (rheumatoid arthritis) without adverse effects reported and can improve function and quality of life and is worth trying.”
Acupuncture is a valuable adjunct therapy for those suffering from arthritis pain. Acupuncture treatment aids to alleviate pain by produce endorphins, which inhibit the perception of pain naturally. Additionally, local acupuncture treatment deactivates trigger points and improving the circulation of blood to reduce inflammation in the system.
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Yes. Acupuncture does help with the pain and inflammation related to arthritis in the hands.
Scott Sang In Lee
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture treatment has proven effective in addressing many common health issues. Please check musculoskeletal system: arthritis is included.
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Please go soon, the longer you let things linger the harder they become to treat. You should start to feel relief after your first treatment, but if not let them have a few more tries - if they don't work, do try another practitioner because just like any other field, some practitioners do better than others. So, with that you may want to look up someone who has experience with arthritis, but again, most practitioners are very good at relieving all types of pain.
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A main reason for acupuncture’s successful treatment of arthritis results from the traditional way of viewing the body from it’s root imbalances. It restores the flow of qi and blood to increase joint mobility, while releasing any “pathogenic factors” (wind, cold, damp or heat) that cause pain and inflammation. Mechanisms of pain reduction include increasing the body’s natural pain-reducing chemicals (endorphins), blocking pain signals from the nervous system to the brain and generally relaxing body and mind. When appropriate, a practitioner will also apply heat through a far-infrared lamp or a Moxa stick (dried mugwort) to increase the success of the treatment.
So, your practitioner may use needles or may use moxa (a warming treatment) or may use electric stimulation or may suggest and herbal paste or herbal soak or herbal formula to drink or take in a pill form or may have some other strategy - most likely there will be a combination of things done.
We have many tools in our medicine to help patients get the relief they need. Some treatments may work right away or some may take a while depending on how your body responds, how chronic the problem is or other such variable issues all medical fields deal with.
I suggest you find someone in your area who is experienced with arthritis, but again, most all practitioners know how to treat pain issues. Let them treat you a few times if the relief doesn't come right away - if you don't like them, you are free to go find another practitioner that suits you better. Just like any other service it is important that you feel comfortable working with the one providing the service, not all acupuncturists are alike.
You want to start soon if you're choosing to see us, as with any other health issue, the longer you take to get it taken care of the harder it is to help you.
Good luck and enjoy.