Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world, with its origins dating back to China more than 2,000 years ago. When properly administered, it can have an amazing ability to naturally relieve arthritic conditions: pain and inflammation of the joints.
The relief of arthritis pain through acupuncture has been studied many times. Results indicate that the use of acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be an effective form of pain management. Many studies throughout the world have been given on a range of arthritis sufferers- from patients awaiting full-hip replacements, to knee surgery patients, as well as people suffering from the effects of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
In the above video, Dr Nathan Wei talks about how the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion is used to effectively treat alleviate rheumatoid arthritis. When used as standalone treatments the results were not as successful as when combining the two forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Research published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine finds an 83.3% total effective rate for acupuncture combined with moxibustion for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
In the video, Dr Wei says that “While Chinese medicine helps with symptoms, I am sceptical about its ability to slow disease progression”.
If you suffer from arthritis then you are at the right place. The Chinese Treatment Centre uses both forms of treatment and we are waiting for you to give us a call to arrange your first consultation and help to ease your pain.
We are located in the Canberra suburb of Turner which is just a few minutes drive from the Canberra city centre. We have on-site parking available for your convenience.
In the video below you can learn more about moxibustion therapy.
Moxibustion was a major part of medical practices of ancient China, it is noted for having no side effects and is known as green therapy.