Acupuncture treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis is now becoming more prevalent but having your skin poked with a series of long needles doesn't exactly sound like ideal comfort, especially when you are already living with arthritis, a rheumatoid disease characterized by it's trademark stiffness and pain.
The ancient Chinese would beg to differ. An estimated fifteen million Americans have tried the ancient Chinese needle therapy known as acupuncture. Around the Asian continent, acupuncture has been used for generations to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain like arthritis.
How does Acupuncture for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis work?
Bigwigs of Western medicine aren't exactly sure just how acupuncture works to fight Rheumatoid Arthritis and similar diseases, but the skilled acupuncturists who administer the therapy have an idea or two. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy, pain is the result of a blockage of one of life's essential energies called “chi” or “qi”. Stimulating certain points will put the flow of chi back in balance again, thus alleviating chronic pain in the process.
Treatment has been shown to cause the brain to release endorphins and encephalins (natural pain killers), boost the immune system and calm the nervous system. A 1999 study even found evidence that acupuncture works as a natural remedy to improve sleep.
During acupuncture therapy, very thin needles are inserted into precise points in the skin known as acupoints. Studies demonstrate that some of the designated acupoints are actually connected to sensitive bio-trigger points rich in nerve endings. And further studies show that tinkering around with those triggers can cause a host of biological responses. One of the many responses being the chemical release of endorphins, natural painkillers and nature’s answer to Advil, Tylenol and Motrin.
In addition to being poked and prodded, acupoints also react to magnets, currents of electricity, acupressure (hand pressure), lasers and even bee stings. Acupuncture practitioners often administer their natural health remedy herbs along with some advice on making lifestyle changes at the conclusion of a session.
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