It is well established in America that acupuncture can be used to relieve the pain experienced with arthritis. In fact, it is the most common use of acupuncture outside of China, today. Modern medical technology has revealed that the insertion of acupuncture needles causes measurable physiological changes like the release of pain-relieving beta-endorphins in surrounding tissues. However, the effects of acupuncture for arthritis treatments are often short-lived if the root cause of the pain is not treated.
For patients suffering from arthritis, whether it is arthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, hand or back, we aim to treat the body as a whole organic information system, and not just focus on treating the obvious symptoms. The majority of our arthritis patients suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis (arthropathic psoriasis), which are autoimmune disorders. Hence, our acupuncture for arthritis treatments not only focus on controlling the painful symptoms of arthritis, but also on re-installing the orders of immune system to treat these painful disorders. Most of our arthritis patients see immediate results in just a few treatments and experience positive long-term benefits. Depending on the specific situation, we may recommend traditional acupuncture or a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine in accordance with our natural healing energy philosophy.
“My name is Catherine Smith, and I have been a patient of Dr. Frank Huo for 2 years. I started seeing Dr. Huo for two conditions. Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed 5 years ago, and Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed 3 years ago. At the time I started to see Dr. Huo I was on prednisone (steroids) for 3 years ranging from 3 mg a day for the arthritis to 60 mg a day for the MS symptoms. For the swelling and pain that I would have from the arthritis it was impossible to go more than 3 days without the steroids, I would be in pain and have swelling of my fingers and feeling very fatigued. The symptoms from the MS that I would have would be severe headache that would last for weeks, with dizziness that I could not work or even try to have a normal day. I also would always be tired and fatigued no matter how much I would rest, and I would get numbness into my face. I was not able to tolerate the heat I would get so dizzy I felt I would pass out. Since the terrible incurable conditions came into my life, I did not have a normal life. I was depressed about my future and I really felt I was going to die. The steroids I was taking already had made my bones osteopenia and I was getting palpitations when I took them and there seemed to be no end or hope for me. Then one day I heard of Dr. Huo from a Dr. Cohen who tried to help me, but felt I should consult Dr. Huo due to the conditions I had he felt Dr. Huo would be the one to try to help me..."
"...Since I have been under Dr. Huo’s treatment and guidance my life has completely changed. I am not the same person I was when I had started with Dr. Huo. I feel so much better and my life is so much better. I do not take any steroids or any other drugs for either of my conditions. Dr. Huo’s treatments were able to get me completely off steroids, it has now been almost 2 years off these drugs. I very rarely get any headaches, and if I do they are not so bad, and go away within a day. Also, I very rarely get slight swelling in my fingers.
I must say I am forever grateful for what Dr. Huo has done for me, with his knowledge to be able to treat me as he did and improve my health and life which he has done is amazing. My medical Dr. has seen the change in me from what Dr. Huo has done, and he tells me keep doing whatever you're doing. My Multiple Sclerosis is stable and shows no worsening, it's in remission, and the arthritis minimally bothers me. I feel I do have a very hopeful future now, and I am enjoying life.
Thanks to Dr. Huo and Huo's energy medicine so much!
-Catherine Smith Castaldi
Rheumatoid Arthritis Nearly Cured by Using Dr. Frank Huo’s Natural Healing Energy Medicine
Treatment Started on February, 2015.
Date RF ASO CRP ESR
2014/05/26 444.00 44.80
2015/03/30 253.40 67.30 130
2015/05/03 230.50 338.90 137
2015/05/21 222.3 424.8 130
2015/08/13 89.3 605.0 23.3 170
2015/08/31 45.9 570.6 105
2015/09/17 44.7 540.9 122
2015/09/26 34.7 445.3 19.6 81
2015/10/08 29.4 278.4 40
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammation that may affect many tissues and organs of the body, but it primarily attacks synovial joints, which is the most common and movable type of joint in the body of a human. This autoimmune disease usually causes chronic inflammation to the joints, and also affects the tissue around the joints. Autoimmune diseases normally occur when the body’s tissues are erroneously attacked by their own immune system.
Since rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness, it can last for years, and patients suffering from this disease may experience it for longer times without showing any symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive illness that may potentially cause joint destruction and permanent disability. The symptoms that are experienced are joint pain, swelling, stiffness and general discomfort.
Traditional prescription medicines are not always the effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. An alternative treatment for this autoimmune disease can be achieved with natural treatments such as traditional Chinese medicines or acupuncture.
Using Acupuncture to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine and healing method that has been documented and present for more than 3,000 years. For Chinese people, it is used to effectively treat the symptoms of arthritis, and various health problems. An acupuncture procedure is performed when specific body areas and points are punctured with fine needles for therapeutic purposes to relieve joint pains, produce regional anesthesia, or provide body relaxation.
This is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis because as a natural medication, it does not have any negative side effects, whereas most prescribed medications do, making it difficult for patients suffering from this chronic joint illness.
By inserting thin needles into several body points or “meridians,” acupuncture clearsg any energy blockages. This allows the illness and the uncomfortable feeling to be quickly alleviated. Acupuncturists may focus on the heart, kidney, back of head, and internal secretion points when treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Traditional acupuncturists typically treat the person as a whole rather than focusing on the symptoms of the disease. They consider the lifestyle of the sufferer and also environmental factors that triggered the problem.
There was a study of auriculo-electropuncture (AEP) in Russia with 16 patients that suffered from arthritis. AEP is a treatment of essential points on the ear. They used a double-blind method which resulted in a statistically significant improvement in their blood samples.
In another study, there were 54 rheumatoid arthritis patients undergoing acupuncture with the use of a Chinese herb called Zhuifengsu, also called warm needling. The results showed this particular treatment to be 100% effective.