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Chinese Medicine and Arthritis


Arthritis is defined by the inflammatory changes of the joint, which associate with various pathogenic factors. It is caused by a number of reasons. Arthritis can affect the joints, the ligaments, the tendons and other parts of the body. Some common forms are rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Patients suffering from arthritis may suffer from symptoms such as pain, numbness, stiffness, swelling and limited movements of the joints.
Arthritis is a repeated, chronic, and full somatic condition. Therefore to achieve the desired results one must treat the entire body, instead of just parts. 

Chinese medicine involves a number of different techniques in the treatment of arthritis. They include acupuncture, heat treatment, herbs, Chinese tuina, cupping, moxibustion, etc. The selection of the treatment combination depends entirely on the patient’s own personal situation.

The symptoms of arthritis can vary greatly from person to person, and the location and severity of the discomfort may also change from time to time. In many cases the redness and swelling are evident, and the symptoms may change according to the differences in temperature. Sometimes the onset of arthritis may depend entirely on the weather conditions. Each case is different, and there is no single universal cure for arthritis. However, treatments are available with great flexibility to help those who suffer from its symptoms.