Can Acupuncture Help My Osteoarthritis?

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Can Acupuncture Help My Osteoarthritis?

The answer to this question is a resounding YES. Osteoarthritis is one of the more simple types of arthritis and typically doesn’t affect people until after age forty. It often comes on as part of the aging process and reflects the normal wear and tear on the joints through the activities of daily life.

Factors like the ones below, can all contribute to this aging process:
– repetitive motions activities
– poor nutrition
– bad structural alignment

Osteoarthritis generally affects most individuals to one degree or another. If you’re over fifty, you most likely already have some, even if you don’t feel any symptoms.

Acupuncture in Rochester, NY

One way to treat osteoarthritis is with acupuncture. Oriental Medicine can be very beneficial for anyone suffering from osteoarthritis.

Acupuncture is an old school method of healing that focuses on restoring balance to the body. Acupuncture compliments very well with western medicine. While many of its concepts are unique and grounded in Oriental philosophy, it’s methods cross over nicely into western medicine once a practitioner understands the cultural terms.

Did you know such concepts as the Chinese Yin and Yang and meridians are reflections of the human nervous system? There are no pharmacological drugs involved with acupuncture, but there can be prescribed the use of Chinese and western herbs.

When applied, an acupuncture treatment can trigger a number of physiological mechanisms such as the release of endorphins and unappealing.

This can usually provide some symptomatic relief for individuals struggling with chronic pain. It’s safe, effective and is another healing tool that provides input into the body.

Acupuncture treatments generally need about an hour and most treatment plans will run between six and ten sessions.

Steven T Sadlon MA La.C DC Doctor of Chiropractic Licensed AcupuncturistThe office of Chiropractic Health & Acupuncture has been part of the Acupuncture Rochester, NY community since 1983.

Located in Penfield, the office serves Fairport, Brighton, Webster and the greater Rochester, NY area. For more information about if acupuncture  can help your osteoarthritis, check out the link below from the Arthritis Foundation or call our office today for a free consultation.

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