Are you dealing with arthritis but not getting the management of the symptoms you want with traditional therapies or medications alone? Acupuncture may be helpful for you in managing the pain and discomfort that comes with living with arthritis.
Arthritis is a joint disease that is characterized by swelling and pain located in commonly utilized joints. Diagnoses for arthritis are pretty common, with over 58 million people in the US diagnosed. So, it’s important for people with this common condition to get the effective treatment they need to overcome and manage symptoms of arthritis.
There are different kinds of arthritis, the most common include Juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages, races, and genders. It affects the joints in the body and is a form of joint disorder involving the inflammation of one or more joints.
While there are a number of different types of arthritis, some are more common than others. The most commonly diagnosed types of arthritis include:
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a progressive degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage associated with risk factors, such as overweight/obesity, history of joint injury, and age.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is a systemic disease characterized by the inflammation of the membranes lining the joint, which causes pain, stiffness, warmth, swelling, and sometimes severe joint damage.
Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children ages 16 and younger.
Acupuncture may be individualized for every patient according to the type of arthritis they’re diagnosed with, their symptoms, and their expectations for treatment outcomes. So, the process of acupuncture for arthritis patients may look different from person to person. But, overall, according to many studies, most of the people who choose to utilize acupuncture for arthritis experience better physical functionality and overall better quality of life after using acupuncture sessions.
There are a number of benefits to utilizing acupuncture for a person living with an arthritis diagnosis and symptoms. Some of these benefits include:
If you’re looking for a complementary tool to utilize along side your typical arthritis treatment, acupuncture sessions may be helpful to you. Acupuncture Zen offers a number of different approaches to acupuncture for people living with arthritis diagnoses at our Delray Center location. Find out more about what to expect with acupuncture sessions and our Dr. on our website.