Acupuncture and Pain Relief Injection therapies have been found to be extremely effective at treating the pain and inflammation associated with all types of arthritis.
Arthritis is defined as pain or inflammation in one or more joints.
Osteoarthritis can be cause by “normal wear and tear” of joints.” If there is enough damage to the joint it can result in pain, stiffness, and lasting inflammation of the joint.
In rheumatoid, the cause is the body’s own immune system attacking the joint capsule. Resulting in decreased range of motion, pain, and swelling. This ultimately may destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.
Symptoms of arthritis typically are: pain, swelling, redness, stiffness, decreased range of motion in joints, and inflammation.
Acupuncture has been found to be a beneficial treatment for arthritis. Acupuncture can reduce pain and inflammation in joints. This leads to increased range of motion, flexibility, and exercise tolerance. Frequency of treatment depends on severity and symptoms.
In addition to acupuncture, we offer other highly effective treatments such as pain relief injections.
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.