Acupuncture for Arthritis & Rheumatism

Acupuncture for Arthritis & Rheumatism

Arthritis & rheumatism have many different forms (approximately 100), and tend to affect women more than men. Causative factrs can vary according to the nature of the condition. Rheumatism can affect at any age and usually begins to appear from about 35 to 50 years of age. Rheumatism and arthritis can affect the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Osteoarthritis tends to affect the cartilage in the jonts leading to bones grating off each other and causing pain. It is thought that there is an auto immune factor to some forms of these degenerative diseases. Acupuncture can be used to stop any further degeneration and in many cases reverse the progression of this condition while addressing the symptoms such as swelling and pain.

Some forms of Rheumatism & Arthritis include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ankloyosis Spondylosis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Gout

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine has recognised these diseases for hundreds of years and are all included under the umbrella term of Bi syndrome.  As with conventional medical theory there are many different types of arthritis, some people may get inflammatory and painful hot joints while others are particularly affected by damp and cold conditions. In some cases the pain is fixed to just one area while in others it moves to different parts of the body. Acupuncture is a powerful way of stopping the pain and reducing the inflamation aswell as correcting the immune system and any hormonal imbalances which may cause the illness. For this reason there are various different acupuncture treatment protocols that can be used. At Dan Tien acupuncture we use various forms of acupuncture including traditional Chinese acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture, Dr Tan acupuncture, Master Tung acupuncture and other methods including Moxibustion and cupping. With all these techniques you can be assured of the best possible results for reducing your pain and other arthritic symptoms. We can also advise on lifestyle and dietary changes that will ensure that your symptoms either disappear or become minimal. Simple dietary measures such as including five walnuts per day can reduce your symptoms exercise such as Tai Chi Chuan can improve your mobility and reduce symptoms and is particularly useful and improving bone density in osteoporosis. A thorough diagnosis of your condition will be made so that the best treatment and lifestyle advice can be given to you.

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I have suffered pain for 15 years or more so, when Dave suggested acupuncture I said why not. I must say I was so happy I did the difference is amazing I no longer have to take as many painkillers which is a big plus for me.

Veronica Wynne – Dublin – Ireland

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