If The Cold Is Affecting Your Arthritis, Then Give Acupuncture A Try!

February 18, 2016
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If you suffer from arthritis, then you know how much of a pain the cold can be, literally. Acupuncture is an effective solution to help alleviate your pain during the winter months. During cold or rainy weather, when there is a drop in air pressure, the bodily tissues expand and lead to further swelling. Arthritis is a complex disorder made up of several problematic conditions. Because acupuncture treatments involve a deeper holistic approach to investigating the root of conditions and ailments, it is an effective means of targeting those numerous conditions related to your arthritic pain.

Acupuncture can be a better alternative to arthritis medications

If your arthritis medications are not providing you with the relief you need, then it may be time to seek alternatives for your treatment. Acupuncture is a natural and effective form of treatment for arthritic pains.  As a result, you won’t experience any unpleasant side effects that you may experience with medications.

With this being said, you shouldn’t rule out arthritis medications altogether. The choice to take medications is ultimately up to you. You can always integrate acupuncture as an essential part of your treatment plan. Arthritis medications combined with acupuncture may help to improve your quality of life.

Acupuncture treatments provide a thorough examination of your problem

The acupuncture treatment points are located all over the body as opposed to one area of the body. Your acupuncturist will target the points where arthritis is affecting you the most in order to be effective in providing you with the relief you need. One of the major improvements you’ll experience is the increase in blood flow, which leads to to reduced inflammation and pain.

Acupuncture can alleviate any depression symptoms associated with arthritis

The debilitating effects of arthritis can lead many sufferers to feel depressed about their sudden inability to perform daily activities. Simple tasks such as opening doors or work related activities become challenging. However, acupuncture can help alleviate those feelings of sadness or depression through its ability to promote a greater flow of endorphins. The treatment sessions allow the brain to send the signals which release endorphins. Also, when you experience pain, it is common to feel stress. The muscles in your body are in a constant state of tension. Acupuncture’s relaxing effects can alleviate your unwanted stress.

Acupuncture treatments may be covered by your employment benefits plan

Because acupuncture is often found to be an effective form of treatment for arthritis, it is covered by many employment benefits plans. For that reason alone, it’s worth at least trying!  If you currently have employment benefits, check to see whether your have coverage for acupuncture treatments. It might help to curb the costs of your treatment expenses so that you can focus on improving your quality of life.

The relief you feel from acupuncture treatments may be so effective for your arthritic pain, that you may want to continue your treatments all year round! See if it’s the right solution for you by contacting me for a complimentary 15-minute consultation session.