Arthritis is a common complex condition that causes pain and inflammation within a joint and can affect people at any stage of life.
Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors, and effects on the body they both share the severe joint pain.
Acupuncture aims to help relieve arthritis pain by stimulating certain acupoints to affect the nervous system.
This then causes a release in neurochemical messengers, changing the body’s chemical state to promote both physical and mental wellbeing.
Certain areas of the brain are also affected, reducing sensitivity to stress and pain when nerves located in muscles are stimulated and endorphins are released.
The British Acupuncture Council shows supporting evidence for using acupuncture to help arthritis as it states ‘Traditional acupuncture as practised by qualified members of the BAcC is a safe and effective option for those suffering with osteoarthritis, low back pain and fibromyalgia.
At Acupuncture That Works we are happy to help if you are suffering from arthritis pain and will be happy to offer you a first free no obligation assessment and talk to you about the benefits that treatment could bring.
Please call us on 0800 051 76 88 to make your appointment.
Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.