Your hips are stiff and painful, or your knees hurt to the point that you have trouble climbing the stairs. Or your shoulder hurts and you might have to give up golf or tennis. Indeed, arthritis can affect almost any joint. Acupuncture can help, without the side-effects of pain medication. It relieves pain in three ways.
When the joint reaches a certain level of deterioration, acupuncture will not restore it to a normal state. It is, however, extremely effective at controlling the pain that often accompanies this deterioration.
Each person is unique. Some people will respond to acupuncture more quickly than others. Most patients should experience some symptomatic relief after couple of treatments. Weekly treatment for a couple of months can bring long-term benefit, often for several months, as I have observed with my patients. I have also observed that when the pain cycle is broken, some patients have had what appears to be a permanent reduction in pain.
I would like to share with you several testimonials of patients with arthritis I have treated who received significant help.
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