Arthritis and Joint Pain

About Arthritis and Joint Pain:

Joint Pain/Arthritis is a resource for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout sufferers, as well as those with similar chronic pain conditions. And also is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis. Each type of arthritis is characterized by joint and musculoskeletal pain, often the result of inflammation of the joint lining.


The major causes of arthritis are heat, cold, dampness, wind dampness, or a combination of two or more of these (internal or external) pathogens. In Chinese Medicine arthritis is called “bi syndrome” or “stagnation and stasis”, which means closure of flow of qi. Acupuncture is used most commonly unless there is dampness involved in which case herbology is combined with acupuncture.

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treatment for Arthritis and Joint Pain:

Acupuncture has been found to be clinically effective in reducing arthritic pain and improving mobility and circulation. Often, localized acupuncture therapy directly on the joint or tissue itself, with or without electrical stimulation or moxa (heat therapy with the herb mugwort) can be extremely helpful in managing arthritis. This obviously requires obtaining treatments from a licensed acupuncturist. Herbal therapy is useful in reducing inflammation, nourishing joints and soft tissues and improving one’s energy. It may also be a useful replacement for anti-inflammatory drugs that some people find upsetting to their stomach. Besides relieving arthritic symptoms, it is as important to nourish and prevent the onset of arthritis. There is good news for arthritis sufferer unable to access acupuncture treatments.