Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis, and can often reduce patient’s quality of life. It causes sudden attacks of severe pain and swelling. It is estimated that between 1 to 2 in every 100 people in the UK are affected by gout.
Gout and Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, gout is a form of rheumatism, and is considered a bi-syndrome, caused by both internal and external factors, mostly wind, dampness, heat and cold. When these pathogens mix, they affect the flow of qi and blood in meridians of the body. When the flow is disrupted, it causes the excruciating pain and symptoms of gout.
Although in Chinese Medicine treatment will vary depending on the individual, acupuncture is often used to increase the circulation of blood to the area, breaking up the stagnation causing the swelling and inflammation.
Acupuncture For Gout
The success of acupuncture in treating gout is well documented, and a study showed a 70% success rate in reducing the chronic level of uric acid and the frequency of acute attacks (Jun, Pang: 2000). A recent analysis of ten studies showed that acupuncture helps to reduce uric acid levels, resulting in reduced pain and swelling (Lee, Won Bock: 2013).
Gout responds best to a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine, to address the underlying root imbalances to avoid future attacks. Herbs works by eliminate uric acid from the body, neutralize acid in the body, alleviate inflammation in the joints, and reinforce the underlying imbalances that lead to Gout in the first place.
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a safe and natural way to relieve the pain and symptoms of gout, as well as helping to prevent future attacks.
Disclaimer & Important Information
We can't guranteed the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are un predictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treeatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. GinSen's acupuncturist will discuss your care before carrying out the treatment, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.
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