Friday, 15 August 2014

Understand how acupuncture can help treat osteoarthritis

Arthrosis and acupuncture has a satisfying relationship evidenced by studies worldwide. Canada, United States, Brazil, China and many other countries have studies that prove the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis .
Let us first understand a bit osteoarthritis, a disease that also has other common names: osteoarthritis, degenerative process of OA and joint. But the best known is really osteoarthritis. It is a process of degeneration or reduction of cartilage that are found in bone ends, where they meet other bones, or joints. This cartilage serves to reduce friction between the bones. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, but the most affected are the knees, spine, hips, fingers and toes.

The cause of osteoarthritis is the degeneration process of natural aging, genetic, weight gain, bone fractures, injuries, overuse of joints, as in athletes and repetitive work. Its symptoms are pain, morning stiffness and deformation of joints .

Treating osteoarthritis with acupuncture

Acupuncture works in osteoarthritis through two strands: the first is through analgesia, and the second in the cause of disharmony. Analgesia is achieved through specific techniques that include acupuncture, auriculoacupuncture, electro acupuncture, magnet therapy (use of magnets in the painful regions) and Stipe (use of silicon wafers in the painful regions).

Treatment of osteoarthritis is long and requires a few sessions to begin to realize the result. Arthritis comes in the framework of chronic pain, so the duration of treatment is higher, making it necessary to follow up. First we conducted a series of sessions with the intention of reducing the pain and then, from time to time, the patient returns to maintenance.

The other line of treatment is the source of disharmony, wherein for each reason there is a goal of Chinese medicine. When is a process of natural aging or genetics that provides such an imbalance, disharmony understand that this is the Water Element. When the cause is the weight gain that lasted a long time, ie, obesity longtime understand that the disharmony is on Earth. Thus, each cause will have a different treatment in acupuncture .

Despite all this attention of acupuncture she is still a part of the treatment. It's important medical monitoring, remain without overweight, physical exercise, especially strengthening the muscles surrounding the affected joint. One should also perform isometric exercises (without joint movement),

 and maintain a good diet, which becomes even more important depending on the affected element. Look for an acupuncturist to better understand the framework and know the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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