While rheumatoid arthritis may be a long-term condition, acupuncture can be a great component for improving overall wellness and quality of life by mitigating specific symptoms related to the condition itself. Needles are inserted throughout the body to promote pain and stress relief, reduce inflammation, and address other symptoms including fatigue and lack of appetite.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Acupuncture points are selected to activate the endocrine system, cerebral cortex and adrenals to treat symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and other therapeutic protocols such as moxibustion can be used to balance and revitalize the body to address underlying factors related to CFS, including but not limited to: fatigue, insomnia, headaches, difficulty concentrating and brain fog, muscle aches, depression, abdominal cramps, and sore throat.
Acupuncture is a great tool for easing symptoms associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, including goiter, fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, fluid retention, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, and depression. Once a thorough consultation is complete, a treatment plan will be determined and specific points and Chinese herbs are selected to help promote hormone balance, rebuild the immune system, reduce inflammation and decrease muscle pain.