Osteoarthritis (also known as, degenerative joint disease) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions worldwide.
Osteoarthritis can damage any joint. But the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine.
With our acupuncture treatments, we relax the nervous system while improving energy and blood flow.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down overtime. Eventually, the cartilage wears down completely and there will be bone on bone. It is commonly referred to as the “wear and tear” disease. Repeated stress on the joint, joint injuries, bone deformities, metabolic diseases and older age are all risk factors for developing this disease.
Symptoms tend to develop slowly, and usually worsens over time, or with age. The affected joints may cause pain when moving, or they may be stiff when inactive or after waking up. Joints can feel tender when applying a light pressure, and they may lose their range of motion. Bone spurs, which are extra bits of bone, can form around the affected joint and soft tissue swelling around the joint may be present. With our acupuncture treatments, we relax the nervous system while improving energy and blood flow.
At Acupuncture Wellness Services, we use a combination of modalities and techniques to regulate the flow of energy in the body to achieve outstanding results. The extensive training and experience of our practitioners enables them to successfully blend time-tested and ancient treatment protocols with modern and sophisticated therapies. One of the greatest benefits of our procedure is the ability to detect and correct energetic sensitivities to foods and the environment that might be creating symptoms in your body. Each patient is treated individually, and so the combination of techniques is determined at the time of evaluation. Our treatments integrate well with western medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, occupational therapy, dental work and nutritional healing.
“Nicole brings great peace to me at each visit...she has relieved my food allergies, my anxieties, my arthritis pain & so much more!”
- Margaret D
“Two years ago I was in a tragic car accident… I was the most injured person and the accident made my osteoarthritis really flare up. Especially in my neck because I had whiplash. My primary care doctor suggested acupuncture and I gave it a try. I saw your online reviews and thought maybe you could help me too. And, wow, you truly have. My pain is so much less, at times I forget I have a problem in my neck! So grateful for this wonderful office.”
- Tina T