Acupuncture is a therapy that has long been held in high esteem because of the beliefs that the Chinese had about its capabilities and non-medicinal benefits for pain treatment, especially arthritis. However, if you are currently living with arthritis pain there are a few things that you should know about acupuncture therapy.
For starters, although there have been acupuncture patients who have experienced great relief from arthritis pain that they have felt, acupuncture may not work for everyone dealing with chronic arthritis pain. That being said, the therapy does work and there should be more research poured into this age-old technique.
Many people who suffer from chronic arthritis have said that they feel instantly better after a round of acupuncture therapy. Although some researchers aren’t sure exactly why it works, the current theory comes from the Chinese because they believed that the therapy of acupuncture could cure pretty much any pain in the body. You see, the Chinese believe that there are various acupoints located along the body that trigger the pain that is felt, especially in the case of chronic arthritis. When acupuncture needles are then pointed towards those acupoints in the body, it is believed that the pain will cease and the individual can go on living a healthy, productive life.
This theory certainly is held true for the many patients who have tried it. More than ten million Americans currently suffer from some form of arthritis, and many of those patients feel as if they have nothing to lose by trying acupuncture. In fact, because the Chinese believed that this form of therapy, even if it wouldn’t work for some people, certainly would not be of harm to anyone.
If you are looking to find help with your arthritis and are looking for an acupuncture cure specifically, there are many places you can go in order to try this age-old therapy. For starters, universities and colleges along with research centers are usually more than happy to take on arthritis patients in their effort to find out more about why acupuncture does work. Along with universities and colleges, there are also certified acupuncture therapists that work alongside patients in their private offices where more individualized acupuncture care can take place like us here at Green Valley Acupuncture.
Nevertheless, what arthritis patients and acupuncture therapists have known for quite some time is that the therapy does work well and only takes a little bit of confidence in an alternative form of therapy.
Do you suffer from terrible and plaguing arthritis and are interested in trying acupuncture for your pain? Call our office today to schedule your free consultation (520)535-3939.