Find arthritis relief through acupuncture
If you suffer from arthritis in Vancouver, BC, acupuncture can help!
Did you know acupuncture reduces inflammation and helps improve circulation? It does so by decreasing the pain and immobility associated with arthritis in a safe and natural way.
Contact us in Vancouver, BC to learn more about how we can help relieve your arthritis:
“This study revealed that both acupuncture and physiotherapy improved the clinical symptoms of pain, morning stiffness and joint dysfunction. However, acupuncture treatment showed better curative effect than physiotherapy, suggesting that acupuncture may be a superior non-operative treatment for KOA [knee osteoarthritis] compared with physiotherapy.”
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis where the bone, cartilage and synovium wear down, leading to pain and stiffness. Synovium lines the joints and produces synovial fluid that lubricates the joins as well as supplies them with nutrients and oxygen. A 2016 study from the American Journal of Translational Research compared the effectiveness of acupuncture and physiotherapy for treating knee osteoarthritis. When looking at motor scores, pain, stiffness and physical function, those patients who received acupuncture had significantly improved scores compared to patients who received physiotherapy.
Acupuncture works for many kinds of arthritis, including:
Acupuncture is a natural treatment for arthritis
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses completely natural treatment methods that leverage ancient herbal remedies and your body’s innate healing processes rather than synthetic medications. We help you get back to optimal health and relieve arthritis symptoms without drugs or harmful side effects.
We access your body’s natural ability to overcome arthritis symptoms
Acupuncture stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that activate the body’s internal regulating system. Certain points stimulate the pituitary gland to release cortisol, a hormone known to reduce inflammation. In general, acupuncture brings the body into better biochemical balance, which promotes physical well-being and supports the body’s natural ability to overcome arthritis symptoms.
We address the root causes of your arthritis
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine address the root causes of your arthritis rather than just masking your symptoms. Treatments may include herbal medicine or dietary or lifestyle recommendations. At our acupuncture clinic located in Vancouver, BC, we develop arthritis treatment plans that are unique to each patient, because each patient comes in with a unique body, health history and root cause behind their arthritis.
Yes, it is very safe. Acupuncturists use individually wrapped, single-use, sterile needles for each treatment.
Acupuncture can cause minor bruising and tenderness around where the needles are inserted. This bruising will go away within a couple of days after your treatment.
This depends on the severity of your arthritis and how long it has been an issue. We will help determine the duration of time it will take for you to see significant changes in your health. We can work together to develop an arthritis treatment plan that’s manageable for you.
Our acupuncture clinic is located in Vancouver, BC. We are licensed Acupuncturists with experience treating the root cause(s) of your arthritis. Schedule an appointment below.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3K4