An Alternative Choice for Arthritis Treatment
Living with and managing excruciating pain can take the Mickey out of you. The general trend is to pop a couple of painkillers. Unfortunately, over time, one can get addicted to the medication, causing serious unrest to the body. There is no cure for arthritis but there is some form of relief with acupuncture, which is a theoretical science originated from ancient Chinese tradition and differs from regular medication and treatment. The science works by using tiny needles on touch points in the body that drains the negative flow of energy and increases positive energy. A therapist trained in the science uses specific needles on the body at the medians that releases the energy imbalances and makes you much better. This is of course, dependent on the extent of damage to the joints. A person diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the healthy tissues especially on the joints may require a series of sittings. Though the ancient Chinese medication is not a cure, it provides tremendous relief and dulling of constant pain.
The Methodology of Acupuncture
The acupuncturist uses fine needles in the sore areas of the body, which activates the nerves. This activation sends a message to the brain and the spine, which is the main component of the centralized nervous system. To fight pain, the medians punctured produce endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller and sorts out the problem. Therefore, instead of popping a pill, you are fed with natural science that gets to the very root of the problem and does away with joint pain. This treatment, if conducted by a reliable practitioner, provides you with guaranteed results. Knee replacement surgery is conducted rather often today but not many people like to go under the knife. This noninvasive treatment is a welcome change. The flip side is that not many insurance providers cover alternative treatment. It is best to seek out a provider that does and you will be free from the weight of extra expenditure.
The proof is in the pudding quite literally with acupuncture treatment as it helps manage pain that is so chronic that one may not even get a good night’s rest. A patient must expect the practitioner to follow these important criteria.
- The skin must be cleansed with spirit before placement of the needles
- The needles must be sterile and should be disposed off immediately after use
- Needles must be placed a couple of centimeters apart and never too close together
- You need to feel extremely comfortable
What You Can Expect from the Science
During the treatment if you are sore or uncomfortable, inform the licensed practitioner. While this brand of science is the ideal methodology to deal with griping joint pain, it cannot be a substitute from allopathic treatment. A patient going under the needle may have to attend a couple of sittings before s/he feels the entire effect. Reactions at the initial sitting may result in some rash, a mild ache, a strange feeling of light-headedness and even some nausea. If the symptoms persist, report the same to the specialist and if you cannot tolerate the science, avoid going back for seconds.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.