Arthritis can make even the simplest of every day activities painful, so let us help ease that pain with acupuncture. According to The Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, which means one in every five people over the age of eighteen have been diagnosed. One in every two hundred and fifty children also suffer from arthritis or another rheumatic condition.
Brian Berman, MD, professor of family & community medicine and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine explains that multiple physiological mechanisms occur with the insertion of the needles. A signal is produced that “travels along the spinal cord to the brain, triggering a release of neurotransmitters called endorphins and enkaphalins, which scientists believe reduce the sensation of pain.” Acupuncture also induces production of cortisol, which helps to control inflammation. By reducing pain and inflammation, every day activities get much easier.
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