Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis & Osteoarthritis in Encino
Studies have shown that acupuncture can be beneficial in treating those who suffer from arthritis and osteoarthritis for pain, mobility and function.
Pain can be endured with western medicine, but it can be prevented with eastern medicine. Acupuncture studies have shown that acupuncture can be beneficial in treating arthritis and osteoarthritis for pain and inflammation, increasing mobility and function.
Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis Pain, Function and Mobility Treatment
More than 20 million Americans are living with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most frequent causes of physical disability in adults and affects 80 percent of those 65 years or older. Unfortunately there is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, so finding a treatment option that works for you is our ultimate goal at Atlas Health Care Center.
Our Encino acupuncturist at Atlas Health Care Center recommends acupuncture for the pain management and overall function and mobility of those living with osteoarthritis. Using fine, disposable needles our acupuncturist will insert the needles into key pressure points to stimulate circulation, increase endorphins and ultimately aid in relieving pain. Key areas of stimulation send impulses to the spinal cord activating the spinal cord, the midbrain, and the pituitary to release endorphins and monoamines.
The immune system relies heavily on chemical messengers or transmitters if you will, called cytokines, which help control blood vessel permeability and vasconstriction/dilation at injury sites on the body. Other cytokines promote inflammation such as interleukin IL-6 and some decrease inflammation such as interleukin IL-10. Acupuncture opens the body's natural flow of these transmitters aiding in the decrease of inflammation at injury site on the body. When the bodies flow of energy or life force (chi or Qi) is blocked inflammation and pain can occur and become hard to relieve, as well as joints becoming malnourished, and other health problems.