Treat Arthritis Pain With Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Arthritis Pain Relief

Acupuncture dates back to the Stone Age and Neolithic man.   Through trial and error and the pressing of certain points in the body or applying pressure to certain areas of the body with sticks, Neolithic man learned to control his pain and sometimes make it disappear. Traditional Chinese medicine refined this ancient method of pain control into the art of acupuncture.

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and qi (life energy) are interlinked. It is important for qi to flow freely through the body for it to be healthy. Acupuncture treatments, which are all about stimulation, may be performed in different ways to treat arthritis pain including pressure applied through fingers, stones or other methods; insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body; application of electricity; gentle tapping at specific points or cupping (putting small, heated jars over the points to bring the blood and energy to the skin’s surface).

People who suffer from arthritis feel like their joints are on fire. The affected areas become tender, swell and cause enormous discomfort to the sufferer. Patients generally use a combination of arthritis and medication to alleviate the excruciating pain that arthritis brings.  Acupuncture however can provide an effective drug free treatment for arthritis pain.

People who suffer from arthritis are generally those in the senior age group, but arthritis can affect anyone at any age. The general consensus among older people is that acupuncture for arthritis does provide pain relief. The majority of elderly people seek acupuncture treatment for arthritis of the knees and osteoporosis.  Another option also used to manage arthritis pain, either on it’s own or in conjunction with acupuncture treatment is the use of a tens unit for pain relief like the Prosepra Pulse Massager.

Learn more about using acupuncture to treat arthritis at Acupuncture for Arthritis