About 27 million Americans suffer from the pains of arthritis,making it one of the most common causes of physicaldisability among adults. Symptoms of arthritis include joint or muscle pain in any joint area including the spine, hips, and fingers. Other symptoms include morning muscle/joint stiffness, loss of appetite, low-grade fever and loss of energy. Joints may become swollen when inflamed and even turn red.
Acupuncture & TCM can help
In a study by the national Institutes of health/national center for complementary and Alternative Medicine, acupuncture was shown to reduce the pain and functional impairment of osteoarthritis of the knee. participants had a 40% decrease in pain and improvement of joint function from baseline evaluation after only 14 weeks of treatments.
Acupuncture In a Nutshell
The most well-known traditional chinese medical procedure, acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.