Musculoskeletal

The musculoskeletal system consists of connective tissues including joints, ligaments, and tendons. Problems with the musculoskeletal system can result in inflammation and pain and, ultimately, reduce the body's overall health. Increasingly, people are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve painful musculoskeletal conditions instead of relying on medications.

Acupuncture is a good therapy choice because it has no side effects and can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of what is causing the pain or where the pain is located. Some studies have shown the pain relief provided by acupuncture can last for months.

Some musculoskeletal issues that have been successfully treated with acupuncture and Oriental medicine include:

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90% of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work and is one of the most common reasons to seek medical care, including acupuncture.

Arthritis

A complex disorder, arthritis comprises more than 100 distinct conditions and can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors, and effects on the body, they often share a common symptom - persistent joint pain. Acupuncture has been found to be extremely effective at treating the pain and inflammation associated with all types of arthritis.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is far more than just being tired. It is a frustrating, complicated disorder characterised by extreme fatigue that may worsen with physical or mental activity and does not improve with rest. Those affected with CFS can get so run down that it interferes with the ability to function in day to day activities, with some becoming severely debilitated and even bedridden. In addition to extreme fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome encompasses a wide range of other symptoms, including but not limited to, headaches, flu-like symptoms and chronic pain.

If you suffer from CFS, acupuncture can help relieve many of your symptoms. Exceptional for relieving aches and pains, acupuncture and Oriental medicine treatments can help you avoid getting sick as often, and recover more quickly, as well as improve your vitality and stamina.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Acupuncture is extremely effective for helping to alleviate the symptoms of repetitive stress injuries (RSI) including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS); often reducing the need for surgery or the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. In fact, one of the most common reasons that people get acupuncture is for repetitive stress injuries.

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