Bodhi Tree Case Study: Arthritis Relief
Acupuncture is very effective with different types of arthritis treatments to relieve pain. When the needles are inserted in the body it promotes blood circulation in the local area, helping with the flow of energy and relaxing muscles. In the meantime, the body starts to release endorphins, norepinephrine, and enkephalin, our body’s natural painkillers. Chinese herbs are also effective for arthritis treatments. Patient can use external herbal ointment and also internal herbal tea which will have a stronger effect if both combined.
Some of the common Chinese herbs are used for arthritis treatment are:
Case Study: Arthritic Pain and Swollen Finger
Bodhi Tree had a patient with an arthritic condition, leading to severe pain on a swollen finger (left ring finger). After our treatment combining acupuncture, moxibustion, bleeding, herbal soak (which is done by the patient at home) and a diet change, all conditions have been improved and maintained.
More ways to treat Arthritis Exercise and diet change are also a critical components for arthritis treatment in Chinese medicine. Taiji is a gentle meditative exercise to move blood circulation in joints and allow more range of motion in joints. Patients in this type of exercise are more likely to motivate the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest and digest system, which allows the healing to happen in our bodies. Diet change to a more plant based, more fresh vegetables and fruits, less processed foods, less sugar, less diary profits, less spicy or deep fried foods, will assist the patient on the relief of their symptoms since diseases can be traced back to lifestyle and diet choices.
Talk to your registered Chinese medicine practitioner to find out the best treatment for your Arthritis.
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