Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys its own beneficial tissue, including the cartilage that supports your joints. The resulting loss of mobility and weakness creates a condition that breeds pain and discomfort. Autoimmune disorders are hard to come to grips with and even harder to treat effectively because we still don't know what triggers the body's immune system response to attack healthy tissue. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we have been using natural modalities to help RA sufferers manage their pain and live well despite their condition. Let's take a look at how acupuncture helps manage RA symptoms.
In the early stages of RA, a primary goal of Western medicine is to slow down the inflammation response, thereby limiting the end damage to the joints. Acupuncture attempts to relieve arthritis pain by stimulating the body's natural painkilling response and improving the function of affected joints. By stimulating blood flow, your body is able to deliver oxygen and nutrients to an are that is in serious need of support.
There is a growing trove of research and evidence that suggests acupuncture is an effective treatment for arthritis. If you have turned to seemingly every corner of the medical world and found little relief from your symptoms, it could be time to try acupuncture. Acupuncture is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that adds another dimension to any pain management strategy. If you are interested in finding out how acupuncture can help you manage your RA symptoms, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.