Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition affecting a wide range of people, especially over the age of 55, and affects the joints of the musculoskeletal system causing painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.

Treatment

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is highly effective at treating arthritis pain gently and naturally. Acupuncture works to help control the inflammation and pain by diverting the pain signals and stimulating the body’s own pain-relieving chemicals. With repeated maintenance, long-term pain relief can be achieved with acupuncture as an Arthritis treatment.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

As a treatment in compliment with acupuncture or as an herbal treatment on its own, Chinese Herbal Medicine is highly successful in regulating the endocrine system and relieving discomfort gently and naturally. Chinese herbal formulas are specially tailored for each individual case and are safe to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Nutrition and Diet

A healthy and balanced diet is essential in the treatment of unbalanced blood flow and hormone regulation, as food intake directly impacts the body’s natural ability to regulate hormones. Eliminate, or avoid, foods with trans-fatty acids, refined sugars, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.

Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine

In addition to acupuncture and nutrition, learning relaxation techniques are greatly beneficial to general health and wellbeing. Chronic, or acute, lifestyle stress can have a wide variety of negative effects on the body, including reproductive organ blood flow and hormone regulation. Physical and psychological stress can make existing symptoms worse and delay overall internal healing.

Techniques that elicit the relaxation response (a state of deep relaxation in which the heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate decrease, muscle tension relaxes, stress hormone levels fall, and the mind becomes tranquil), and relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga may aid greatly in bringing balance to mental and emotional states. Practicing focused deep-breathing, meditation, yoga, tai-chi and other activities are among those that can increase your chances of a healthy life and pregnancy. Listening to music, focused breathing, or being outside in nature are also effective methods of managing stress.