How Traditional Chinese Medicine relieves Rheumatology/Arthritic Diseases

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions without a cure. It affects people of all ages and becomes a lifetime disease.  Arthritis is a painful inflammation that causes stiffness in joints putting limitations on mobility and comfort. There are many types of arthritis; with osteoarthritis (OA) being the most common. Osteoarthritis, otherwise known as degenerative arthritis, is known for wearing down the cartilage that covers joints, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, that causes pain and inflammation in the synovial membrane that protects and lubricates the joints. However, many more people are being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  If untreated Arthritis can leave the body with permanent damage.  


Traditional Chinese Medicine is successful for treating arthritic conditions on its own or in conjunction with Western Medicine. The many healing techniques that Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer for treating any form of Arthritic disease are advantageous because each modality is unique.  

Acupuncture helps relieve local pain from arthritis and eases the mind by regulating pain receptors and bringing the brain and body to a calm state for functional healing.

Moxibustion targets deeper pain by decreasing inflammation by increasing circulation and red and white cell production. The soothing heat that is given off and felt on the skin from burning the moxa, can penetrate deep into muscle tissue and felt to the bone.  

Herbal supplementation and formulas are used to help maintain post-treatment results and can be used for the longevity of the illness.     

The Doctors and residence at Huatuo Clinic have the experience and success rate for treating arthritic and chronic pain diseases. We also provide numerous modalities and treatment options for arthritic diseases and overall health. 

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