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Arthritis Treatment

Acupuncture treatment for Arthritis in Chennai

Arthritis Treatment in Chennai

The knee joint is the largest joint in the body, improper rest and poor dietary factors causing the knee joint pain, inflammation and lack of mobility.

Acupuncture should be the first treatment option to reverse the inflammatory process which underlies severe knee pain. Acupuncture treatment is effective in knee pain for both Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, although the treatment methods employed will differ greatly based on which type of arthritis is involved. And there are other options for pain management including bed rest, medications and surgery, these other options have their own risks that are not present in acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free alternative to treating body and joint pain with no side effects. The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Health – United States (NIH – U.S.Department of Health & Human Services) recognize the acupuncture in treating pain due to a wide range of causes. More scientific studies have shown acupuncture as effective in relieving knee pain – especially when the pain is related to arthritis of the joint (RA and OA).

In various cases, acupuncture can be considered an alternative to surgical treatments.

Arthritis:

The medical term “Arthritis” – simply meant inflammation in the joints. following are the different types of arthritis,

1.) Osteoarthritis (OA) is the more common type of arthritis. And generally called “Wear and Tear” arthritis, this condition is a result of the gradual loss of articular cartilage. The result is painful inflammation caused by attempts of bone to rebuild itself, often creating osteophytes, or spurs. OA is most commonly seen in the knees, hips, hands (2nd and 3rd knuckles), neck and low back. This condition is generally not symmetrical and may only present in one joint.

2.) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease which may have an autoimmune origin. After the inflammatory process has set in, there is a degenerating result of cartilage, bone, tendons and ligaments. RA usually present symmetrically, and in multiple joints. Other symptoms or indications include: tenderness, a hot or warm feeling in the joints, and a noise like crinkling at times.

Other less common types of arthritis include:

3.) Reactive Arthritis (due to infection),

4.) Enteropathic Arthritis (secondary to inflammatory bowel disease,

5.) Psoriatic Arthritis: Joint pain related to psoriasis.

Arthritis, in its many forms, has been successfully treated with Acupuncture for Thousands of years. OA is one of the most researched conditions and is shown to be improved with acupuncture treatment. In conjunction with healthy food, patients often have a full reversal and relief of symptoms.

Lifestyle Recommendation: balance moderate exercise with rest periods to strengthen surrounding muscles. Apply ice up to 24 hours after an inflammatory activity and then use of heat therapy (except for Rheumatoid Arthritis)and Additional suggestions are weight reduction.

Dietary Recommendation: Avoid conventionally raised red meat, reduce/remove sugar, and eliminate night shade veggies (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and white potatoes).

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