Acupuncture for Arthritis
Known as Bi-Syndrome in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture has been treating arthritis for over 3,000 years with excellent results that have been verified by NIH funded research in America. Acupuncture can treat Arthritis, especially arthritis of the knee and hands and spinal osteoarthritis. Acupuncture can relieve pain naturally without negative side effects. Research has shown that Acupuncture cause the release of neuro-chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin and natural steroids, all of which help reduce inflammation.
Acupuncture for Gout
Gout is a common type of arthritis. The symptoms of gout include painful swelling and inflammation in one or more of the joints. Gout usually affects the big toe, but it can develop in any joint in the body. Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is a waste product that is produced during the process of metabolism (when the body breaks down food to use as energy).
Usually, uric acid is excreted by the kidneys.
People whose kidneys do not excrete uric acid properly, or those who produce too much uric acid, can have high levels of uric acid in their blood. If the level becomes very high, crystals form in the joints. The crystals cause the joints to become inflamed and painful.
Gout may also occur in the ankles, hands, wrists, knees or feet. Many people describe the affected areas as warm/hot. Uric Acid crystals cause inflammation.
This is where the joint becomes intensely painful, red, hot, shiny and swollen. Gout is one of the most common types of arthritis that commonly affects men but affects women also
Acupuncture is very effective at relieving pain from gout as it increases blood flow to the area which in turn reduces the concentration of uric acid crystals and reduces pain.