Joint Health & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Arthritis is one of the most common joint ailments, affecting over 54 million adults in the United States. It is caused by swelling of the joints, and it can range from a mild discomfort to extremely painful. Arthritis, along with other types of joint health issues, can be one of the most life-altering conditions to live with—because it can hinder everything from one’s ability to get regular exercise to how much someone can go to work.
Thankfully, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), naturopathic medicine, and acupuncture can be amazingly helpful as arthritis treatments and general joint health maintenance.
Within the theory of TCM and acupuncture, our essential life energy or qi (pronounced “chee”) flows along the meridians of the body. When the flow is constricted or imbalanced, we may experience illness or pain. The needles used in acupuncture are carefully placed along points connected to the meridians, stimulating those places to encourage the flow of energy.
Various studies, including one by the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, found that patients felt significantly less pain and had an easier time walking after receiving acupuncture treatments.
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
There are many different types of arthritis, some with very few treatment options as dictated by Western Medicine.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one variety that can be hugely disruptive to sufferers’ lives. RA is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that’s linked with progressive joint damage, resulting in severe chronic pain and long-term mobility issues.
Western medicine comes up short when trying to treat RA. Yet many clinical trials have shown that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has advantages in the treatment of RA.
Osteoarthritis & Preventing Knee Replacement
Another common and very detrimental type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, particular in the knee joints, and especially affecting older adults. When knee osteoarthritis gets severe enough, a total knee replacement is the final treatment option.
A wide-ranging study of over 34,000 patients in Taiwan showed that acupuncture treatments reduced risk of total knee replacement in patients with knee osteoarthritis when recieving regular treatments. The longer a patient used TCM, the less likely they were to need a knee replacement.
Our Favorite Joint Pain Supplements
Our Joint Pain Formula is a traditional herbal formula that helps to decrease inflammation and reduce pain/swelling. Additionally, it aids in increasing circulation to the joints. This formula may help conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Joint Pain Formula may also help with other chronic conditions that affect the joints.
In Chinese medicine, this formula warms the channels, expels dampness, calms wind and breaks blood stagnation to relieve pain.
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