Acupuncture For Arthritis Pain

Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine technique that is seen as a powerful means of pain relief. Acupuncture has been a successful means for reliving pain associated with a range of conditions, including lupus. Other chronic pain conditions that have been effectively treated with acupuncture include arthritis, Fibromyalgia, headaches, premenstrual syndrome, as well as many additional conditions. Dating back thousands of years, acupuncture is among the oldest and most widely used medical procedures worldwide. Needle acupuncture has been FDA approved in the United States since 1996.

Ganoderma is used as an alternative therapy for arthritis, insomnia, diabetes, gastric ulcers, hypertension and allergic reactions. Ganoderma has resistant modulate and anti-inflammatory properties that’s perfect for treating autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders according to latest studies. Acupuncture treatment for arthritis is an ancient Chinese practice used for leisure, for enhancing blood circulation as well as easing pain. When dealing with arthritis, acupuncture eases the uneasiness and pressure in joints, and relieves the pain that came with it. In using acupuncture, very fine needles are employed to excite acupuncture points all over the body in Delaware.

Doctors were shocked when they X-rayed a woman’s knees and found they were full of gold needles. The 65-year-old South Korean woman had hundreds of tiny acupuncture needles in her knee tissue. It is thought they were left around her joint intentionally by an alternative medical practitioner who was treating her for knee pain. The woman had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, LiveScience reports. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is characterised by inflammation of the affected joint, damage …

Traditional Chinese medicine is founded on a philosophy of natural balance. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that that energy, or qi, travels through the body along channels known as meridians. A primary tenet of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that all areas of the human body are interconnected, and that pain is the body’s way of warning us that there is anything wrong with part (s) of the body. When the energy flow is balanced, the body’s organs and systems work properly and there’s an absence of pain.

When the energy flow is out of balance, there’s something wrong in the body and the patient experiences pain. An underlying premise of acupuncture is that energy flows through hundreds of acupoints that lie beneath the skin’s surface along meridians. Acupuncture treatment focuses on balancing the energy flow within the patient’s body. Acupuncturists are trained to identify the acupoint at which a patient’s pain originates. By treating the source of pain, energy flow is balanced and energy balance is restored, thus resulting in pain cessation.

Both needle and laser acupuncture therapy are widely used. The acupuncturist will assess the patient to determine which acupoints require treatment. Treatment varies widely among patients. Determining the correct acupoints to treat is an intricate diagnostic process that involves a particular way of taking the patient’s pulse, as well as touching, smelling, and listening. It is important to point out that the practitioner determines the source of the pain, so the area treated won’t be the area where pain is felt.

Once the source of the pain is identified, the acupuncturist will stimulate the appropriate acupoint. The procedure is performed either by inserting an acupuncture needle into the acupoint or stimulating it with a laser beam, as a means of inputting energy. Acupuncture needles aren’t as thick as injection needles. Most patients report that needle acupuncture isn’t painful. Some say they don’t feel any sensation during treatment. Others compare the feeling to a mosquito bite. Some people find the treatment so relaxing that they fall asleep. Conversely, some people report feeling energized as a result of acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the pain associated with many types of medical conditions in which patients experience acute and/or chronic pain. The number of treatments required will vary by patient. While acupuncture can provide pain relief, it is important to point out that it won’t stop the progression of lupus or cure it. There is no known cure for lupus. Patients with active lupus who experience pain relief as a consequence of acupuncture are still likely to need corticosteroid medications to slow the disease process. A comprehensive treatment plan is liable to combine both traditional and nontraditional medicine.

Lupus patients should first consult with their physician before trying acupuncture. The physician may be in a position to recommend an acupuncturist who has experience working with lupus patients. Using a physician-referred acupuncturist may facilitate optimal communication between the two medical professionals. It is important that both the physician and acupuncturist are aware of all medications the patient is taking, including herbal remedies.

If an acupuncturist recommends herbal supplements, the patient should check with his or her physician before adding them to the treatment program. It is essential for the physician to be mindful of every part of the patient’s treatment program at all times. Properly used as a portion of a comprehensive treatment plan, acupuncture can be a powerful pain management tool for lupus patients.

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A very indepth Hub by someone who has evidently studied their subject matter. Excellent reading! Yes, there are subtler aspects of the human body not discernible by the bulk of people.

You ‘d have noticed how your body tenses up when you’re experiencing pain. But did you know that, with practice, simply by focusing your entire sustained attention upon an area of the body (any area) this can also cause the body to also tense up, even cause a violent reaction or elicit an unexpected cry of pain.

This is because the whole body contains elements of pain within it-subconsciously held pain. These sensations are generally kept below the pain threshold. However, once an area of the body (which is unwell) reaches a stage where it increases to the extent that the pain can no longer be held below the pain threshold, the pain is felt.

But in other situations, where you’re unable to pinpoint the root of pain in your cat, you have to take the assistance of a veterinary doctor. The doctor will have to analyze various factors before reaching a conclusion regarding the root of pain. A pain scale is used by vets to rate the pain of cats. The factors, that are taken into account are the age, intensity of the pain, gender, and the affected area of the body. A comparative study of these elements helps the doctors find out the reason for the pain and manage the treatment.

This becomes very apparent when one undetakes a serious course of Vipassana Meditation. It then becomes quite clear that the Observer isn’t what it is observing.

Hi Davenstan, If people can get past their fear of needles, this is an option, or an addition, to their current treatment.

I have a family member with Lupus. I know the pain that Lupus patients have. Maybe this can be the answer to the pain. Thanks.

QUESTION: Arthritis pain?
do you have arthritis and if so does your doctor give you pain medication for it?

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  • I do not have arthritis, but my Father does and he does not take pain meds, but he use supplements to encourage joint health and rebuild his cartilage. He takes Omega-3s for comfort and mobility and Glucosamine HCI which Improves joint function and builds cartilage. You can find them on : I hope this helps as it has helped him!

  • I usually take two aspirin. Some over the counter NSAID's may help. (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) Like Advil, Aleve or Motrin. Make sure you don't take these on an empty stomach.

  • Yes and yes. I can't take things like Ibuprofen as I have asthma and it makes me wheezy, so am on Kapake for the pain as and when I need it. I won't take Glucosamine (which is a really good remedy for arthritis) as I'm a vegetarian and it contains fish oils, so I take flaxseed oil capsules instead.

  • I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. I take an arthritis medication twice a day for the past 17 years. If I miss it, I get too stiff to move. About 10 years ago the doctor prescribed Darvocette N100 and then I became allergic to it. For the past 4 years I have had to take prescription pain medication on a regular basis.

  • I have osteo-arthritis in the severe degenerative stages and, permanent neurological damage from it. I've had surgery on my lower back five times, with two cages. Altogether I have about 32 screws and, 32 pieces of wire in my spine, I also have four cadaver bones and, four of my hip bones in me. Grafted. I was on numerous drugs but then on a "Medtronic Spinal stimulator" it was a Godsend. I still take Vicodin two to three times a day but, have gone off most drugs. There is no real "cure" only control, after 14 years of pain, it's real hard. The Medtronic saved me. Ask your neurologist about it, they're out of Minneapolis Minnesota.