How Can Acupuncture For Arthritis Treatment Help Me?


Need Relief From Arthritis?

The main benefit of acupuncture treatment for arthritis is pain relief.

Relief is achieved in 3 ways:

  1. Endorphin production which inhibits pain perception.
  2. Blocking of pain signals to the brain.
  3. Deactivation of trigger points (frequently found around arthritic joints. Tender, extremely reactive areas often responsible for chronic pain.)

Read this study on demonstrating effectiveness of acupuncture for arthritis (opens new window)

Does It Work And What Results Can I Expect?

  • Usually minimum of 6 treatments needed.
  • 80% of patients respond within 3 treatments, 20-70% on 1st
  • 20% of patients see no response.

Positive effect on symptoms in 3 primary types of arthritis:

Rheumatoid Arthritis – inflammation (swelling, heat, redness with pain). Inflammation varies based on stress levels and acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Osteoarthritis – acupuncture studies show reduction in calcium deposited as a result of cartilage wear. Once beyond certain level of deterioration, acupuncture no longer effective in reversing the situation but will reduce pain.

Gouty arthritis – pain relief is main treatment. Gouty arthritis comes and goes based on stress and diet. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture help with both of these areas.

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Registered Chinese Medicine Practtitioner (Ahpra) Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (RegNo: AH/0026) Experienced and Qualified Doctor of Chinese Medicine Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) RMIT Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) Victoria University of Tech. Senior First Aid Certificate Clinical Internship : Beijing Xuanwu Hospital, CHINA JiangSu Provincial Hospital, CHINA China Medical University Hospital, TAIWAN


Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association