Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Its main focus is to correct any existing imbalances of energy flow also known as 'Chi'. In order to achieve proper balance and functioning of the body, acupuncturists make use of very thin and fine stainless steel needles to stimulate certain points known as acupuncture points just below the surface of the skin. Acupuncture has been used by acupuncturist all over the world for many centuries and has proven to cure many ailments such as neuropathy, diabetes, and back pain. Acupuncture can also work to relieve pain in patients suffering from arthritis by boosting the production of natural pain killers in the body called endorphins.

Boston Acupuncturist has helped patients to cut down on their use of pain killers by using a special acupuncture arthritis protocol. Acupuncture not only helps patents with arthritis reduce their pain, but also to strengthen the muscles and tendons around the joints, so they can walk better with less pain. Acupuncture can be used to reduce pain medication, so patients have fewer side effects from prescribed pain killers for ailments such as heart attack or stomach ulcer.

In a typical acupuncture session, the acupuncturist swabs the skin with rubbing alcohol before gently inserting a stainless steel fine needle into certain specific points on the body. Depending on each ailment, the number of needles and the acupuncture point will differ. The needles are kept in place for a brief period of time, varying from several minutes to 45 min. Acupuncturists in Boston have a lot of experience treating arthritis because there are many 90 year olds in Boston who eat healthily and join social activities. During the winter time, older people in Boston cannot walk outside for a few months because of the snow and black ice; their joints cannot get sufficient blood flow with the low temperature and less physical activities. Arthritis becomes more and more common when people live up to 90 or 100. Acupuncturists in Needham treated many 90 years old with acupuncture for their arthritis. They can warm the needles with moxa or even stimulate them with electric micro-current to enhance the acupuncture effect. Arthritis is the inflammation in the joints, which takes years to develop, therefore using acupuncture to reduce the inflammation and restore the joint function takes a few months.

Acupuncture is Safe and Natural
Acupuncture for arthritis is a very safe method that does not involve the use of drugs or medication. It is a natural form of treatment and does not have any harmful side effects. The needles are very thin and so you will feel only a mild prick when the needles are inserted under your skin. Acupuncture is done under sterile conditions using disposable needles in a clean room by a qualified, experienced acupuncturist trained in China with more than 20 years of clinical experience in Boston area.

Boston acupuncturist has been accumulating tremendous experience helping patients improve their joint function and eventually stop or cut down their use of pain killers. Acupuncture treats the root cause of arthritis: inflammation, so you do not have to use acupuncture treatment once a week forever. As long as you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you only need to have treatment once a month to maintain good results after the initial 12 to 24 treatments. According to how your body responds to acupuncture, the acupuncturist in Needham is able to use different acupuncture points as needed. Acupuncture is approved of by the National Institute of Health (NIH). There are about 28,000 licensed acupuncturists in the US alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers around 30 physical and mental ailments ranging from allergies to depression that can be improved through acupuncture. Acupuncture needles are considered to be medical devices and are approved by the FDA.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Arthritis Acupuncture Boston.