How Acupuncture Can Help With Arthritis

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How Acupuncture Can Help With Arthritis

Do you suffer from chronic pain?

Are you not able to do the activities you enjoy because of the pain?

We can help!

Commonly patients come to our clinic when they have exhausted all other options or not finding long-term relief with standard care for their arthritis. Acupuncture is commonly recommended as a part of your wellness treatment plan.

How acupuncture can help arthritis

Acupuncture treats the patient by addressing the whole body. When the body is out of balance, pain and illness can arise. Acupuncture works by increasing blood flow to the area, restoring function, and reducing inflammation. Studies show acupuncture can help relieve pain by improving the body’s nervous system, which can jumpstart the production of pain-reducing endorphins.

Read our previous post here on natural pain management options we offer at Starting Point.

Research studies

A study in Germany found that 304,674 people with osteoarthritis experienced less pain and stiffness after 15 sessions of acupuncture. The treatments were done during a three-month period and lasting results were seen for another three months after treatment was stopped. The patients who had the acupuncture treatment reported better quality of life and function than those who had no treatment.

A study done at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan Medical School found that of 20 women who were diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the half that received acupuncture treatment had increased activity of the pain-reducing receptors in the brain.

A trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine studied 570 men and women with osteoarthritis. For the men and women who received 23 acupuncture treatments for about 6 months, results of less pain and better functionality occurred, compared to those with the placebo treatment.

Arthritis can be painful and persistent, resulting in frustration when it isn’t easy to find relief. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, alternative treatment that has been proven in numerous studies to help reduce pain and increase mobility.

Do you suffer from chronic pain or arthritis and can’t find relief with medication or want a more natural approach? Give Dr. Heintze a call, (425) 686-4498 to see how you can get on with your life, pain-free!


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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
Dr. Heintze Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor

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