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Arthritis Sufferers – Acupuncture Works to Relieve Pain, Drug Free!

Acupuncture Brings Arthritis Relief!

Acupuncture Brings Arthritis Relief!

Don’t suffer with arthritis – let acupuncture bring relief! 

Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three Americans (an estimated seventy million people) is affected.

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints of the body. While medicine has identified over 100 different forms of arthritis, there are some symptoms that are common in every variety. These include pain, stiffness and inflammation, while extreme cases can even result in physical disfiguration. Other non-localized symptoms can include fatigue, insomnia, weight loss and fever.

In most cases arthritis is limited to one part of the body, typically the hands, feet, knees, hips or any of the major joints. Arthritis is also seen in auto-immune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and Scleroderma and as a manifestation of problems in body chemistry as in Gout.

For most people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of fifty show some signs of arthritis as joints degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with acupuncture.

Greater Mobility and Range of Motion with Acupuncture!

Greater Mobility and Range of Motion with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture decreases pain by increasing the release of endorphins, which are the morphine-like chemicals produced in our own bodies during times of pain or stress. Many acu-points are near nerves. When stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache or feeling of fullness in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system, consisting of the brain and spinal cord, causing the release of those endorphins, which, along with other neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that modify nerve impulses, block the message of pain from being delivered up to the brain.

We work with each patient to customize a treatment plan that can be tailored to their condition. Less pain, greater mobility and range of motion, as well as improved strength come quickly with a series of treatments, and best of all — it’s all drug free!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Dehydrated? Acupuncture to the Rescue! (And Drink Your Water!)

 
Avoid Dehydration -- Drink Water and Try Acupuncture!

Avoid Dehydration — Drink Water and Try Acupuncture!

Chances are — You’re dehydrated! 

For beings that are mostly water, it’s surprising how many people aren’t getting what they need!

Water is so important to our body. Water fills empty spaces and transports blood cells. It dissolves all the body solids and increases oxygen to the cells. It is the glue that keeps the solid parts of cells together. It is the main source of energy production and also regulates energy by osmotic balancing. Everything in your body needs water to live. 

Unfortunately, thirst isn’t always a reliable source of the body’s need for water, especially for children and older adults. Water is lost from the body from sweating, urinating, breathing, and bowel movements. Consider your personal color instead  — a better gauge is the color of your urine. Clear or light-colored urine means you’re well hydrated, whereas a dark yellow or amber color usually signals dehydration. Time to drink more water!

Here’s what can happen if you don’t…

Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:

  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual
  • Thirst
  • Decreased urine output
  • No wet diapers for three hours for infants
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Severe dehydration, a medical emergency, can cause:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults
  • Very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranes
  • Little or no urination — any urine that is produced will be darker than normal
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn’t “bounce back” when pinched into a fold
  • In infants, sunken fontanels — the soft spots on the top of a baby’s head
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • No tears when crying
  • Fever
  • In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness

So obviously, we need to pay attention to our hydration levels! Here’s more reasons why water is so important to our bodies. 

Drink Water for Your Health!

Drink Water for Your Health!

The following organs as important team players in the role of creating and moving blood: Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Lung, and Liver. Blood needs water to move. If blood does not function properly, then qi (or Life Force) cannot move well either. 

When an acupuncture needle is inserted, it results in increased heat, which results in increased blood flow, and it results in an increase in water to the damaged cells that cause pain. By increasing the content of water to the damaged cells cellular healing occurs.

Many diseases as allergies, arthritis, and high blood pressure are also alleviated with acupuncture. You can help heal yourself by restoring more water to your body.

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com 

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Got yourself a nice sunburn and want the pain to stop? Acupuncture can help bring sunburn relief, too…

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Fist Bump! Acupuncture Works Wonders for Wrist Pain

 
Strong and Healthy Wrists with Acupuncture!
Strong and Healthy Wrists with Acupuncture!
Is wrist pain keeping you from doing all that you’d like to, or what you used to?

It’s amazing how much we rely on our hands and wrists. Wrist issues are becoming very common in many workplaces and can grow into much bigger issues if left untreated. Acupuncture is very effective at treating chronic pain, such as arthritis, low back, neck or muscle pain, and pain after surgery, and is also very helpful with wrist issues, including tendonitis, arthritis, and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon or cord of fibrous tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. It is often accompanied by tenosynovitis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the tendon sheath.  The symptoms of these conditions are pain and tenderness at or near a joint, especially upon movement of the joint; possible swelling over the area; and in some cases numbness and tingling. Stiffness, along with the pain can restrict movement of the joint involved.

Acupuncture can address the inflammatory effects, improving wrist motion and decreasing pain. In addition, acupuncture can be used to retrain muscle coordination, alleviating the initial cause of the inflammation.

Arthritis sufferers are also helped by acupuncture. Arthritis may develop at several possible sites in the hand. Acupuncture can help control the inflammation and pain. Many cases will benefit from treatment of the neck region as well, since the hand region receives neural input from the spinal cord in the neck. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common job-related injuries and is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injuries. It is also the most frequent surgery of the hand and wrist. Many attribute the rise of CTS to poor computer ergonomics or uncomfortable body positioning for long hours. And for hairdressers, computer programmers, seamstresses, woodworkers, artists, and musicians and many more — this serious injury can mean the sidelining of a livelihood.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers, as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move.

Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent tingling, burning, or numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb, index and middle fingers. The symptoms often first appear during the night. As symptoms worsen, people might feel pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, that radiates up the arm during the day. It can lead to decreased grip strength, which may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. If not properly treated, CTS can cause irreversible nerve damage and permanent deterioration of muscle tissue. But drugs, shots or surgery may not be necessary.

Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in clearing the causes to carpal tunnel symptoms. Acupuncture is safer than NSAIDs and cortisone shots, and it actually eliminates the pain source rather than temporarily masking symptoms.

Point sites chosen are located in the wrist, forearm, and the neck, upper back area. There is often quite a bit of tension in the muscles and tendons in these areas, and acupuncture releases this tension. The energy supply is restored which also improves the blood and fluid flow pathways to these soft tissue structures. Often the patient experiences immediate improvement. Acupuncture addresses any headaches, neck pain, shoulder stiffness and sleeping problems that often accompany this condition, as well as reducing the swelling, inflammation and pain in the wrist.  High five!

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Or…check out this video below and see those questions answered by Ingri!

Ingri Answers Your Questions About Acupuncture!

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Why Haven’t You Tried Acupuncture? Let’s Explain the Fears Away…

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Curious about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. You’re been reading about it. Some of your friends and family may have tried it. You’ve been thinking about picking up the phone…but there’s something keeping you back. Are you interested in trying acupuncture but really want some questions answered? Problem solved! Read on…

First and most pressing…Does it hurt?

Here’s the initial caveat — every person is different, and can have different reactions. The actual sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.

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Acupuncture needle, third from the top. Surprisingly small!

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”. Many people find the treatment very relaxing, and often fall asleep!  Sometimes a little soreness in the treatment area can happen but generally dissipates within 24 hours of treatment. Proper rest and hydration is also recommended.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Here’s some of the benefits of acupuncture — less pain, better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, a stronger immune system, better digestion, less stress, less pain, and did we mention less pain?

How May Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture awakens your self-healing capabilities. The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture? Can you help me?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: 

Allergies, addiction, ankle pain, anxiety, appetite control, arthritis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, cluster headaches, colitis, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive trouble, ear aches, emotional problems, eye problems, food allergies, facial palsy/tics, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, fibroids, frozen shoulder, gastritis, GERD, gout, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flashes, heel pain, incontinence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, joint pain, low back pain, Lyme disease, knee pain, menstrual problems, menopause, migraine, morning sickness, Morten’s neuroma, muscle pain, nausea, neck pain, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive problems, rhinitis, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, smoke cessation, sore throat, sports injuries, stiff neck, stress, tennis elbow, tendonitis, tooth pain, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, urinary tract, vomiting, weight loss, and wrist pain.

See yourself somewhere on that list? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less stress, less pain? 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers — Boost Your Immune System and Relieve Pain with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture Helps with RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relieved with Acupuncture

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammation that may affect many tissues and organs of the body, but primarily attacks synovial joints, which is the most common and movable type of joint in a person’s body. Rheumatoid arthritis is a connective tissue disease that affects three times as many women as it does men. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 40 and 50, although young people are also affected. Left untreated, it can damage other parts of the body, including the circulatory system, lungs, kidneys and eyes. This autoimmune disease also affects the tissue around the joints. Autoimmune diseases normally occur when the body’s tissues are erroneously attacked by their own immune system.

Because rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness, it can last for years, and people suffering from this disease may experience it for longer periods of time without showing any symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically a progressive illness that may potentially cause the destruction of joints and permanent disability. The symptoms that are experienced are joint pain, swelling, stiffness and general discomfort. The pain can be quite severe.

Rheumatoid arthritis mainly affects the hands, feet and cervical spine. Symptoms include swollen and painful joints along with stiffness, especially in the morning. Changes in the skin in the surrounding area are also common.

Acupuncture has been shown to be a safe and effective alternative approach for treating rheumatoid arthritis. A key benefit to using acupuncture to treat RA is that it is a drug-free way to minimize pain. Drug treatments can cause people to develop a tolerance and increased doses may be needed to have an effect. This is not the case with acupuncture.

In fact, a recent “Health Alert” issued by Johns Hopkins about effectively treating RA stated: “Acupuncture is a potentially viable adjunctive therapy for arthritis pain, and it is rapidly gaining favor in the Western World.”

Additionally, a recent article in Arthritis Today outlined the benefits of using acupuncture to treat arthritis and cited several studies that showed its success:

Rheumatoid arthritis: A recent study from China shows that both traditional acupuncture and electroacupuncture – a type in which pulsating electrical currents are sent through the needles to stimulate target areas – may reduce tenderness.

Osteoarthritis: In a German study, 304,674 people with knee OA who received 15 sessions of acupuncture combined with their usual medical care had less pain and stiffness, improved function and better quality of life than their counterparts who had routine care alone.

Since rheumatoid is autoimmune system disease, acupuncture is a wonderful tool because it effectively works to boost the immune system. When the immune system is strong, this disease can be prevented as well as other illnesses. Most importantly, acupuncture is a form of preventive medicine, because individuals can undergo this procedure without any specific illness or ailments. And it helps to keep their minds and body relaxed and stress free.

We treat local point sites to the painful areas, as well as systemic point sites designed to help the body be less inflamed and healthier. We treat the person as a whole rather than focusing on the symptoms of the disease. We also consider the lifestyle of the patient and also the environmental factors that may have triggered the problem. We may look at diet issues as well.  We work with each patient to customize a treatment plan that can be tailored to their condition.

So, before you turn to medication for your RA – or to assist an ongoing and effective treatment regimen – think about how acupuncture could help relieve this pain and stop the attack. Let us help!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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Decrease the Pain of Arthritis and Increase Mobility with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture Helps Arthritis Sufferers

Acupuncture Helps Arthritis Sufferers!

Chances are, someone you care about suffers from arthritis. Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three Americans (an estimated seventy million people) is affected.

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints of the body. While medicine has identified over 100 different forms of arthritis, there are some symptoms that are common in every variety. These include pain, stiffness and inflammation, while extreme cases can even result in physical disfiguration. Other non-localized symptoms can include fatigue, insomnia, weight loss and fever. In most cases arthritis is limited to one part of the body, typically the hands, feet, knees, hips or any of the major joints. Arthritis is also seen in auto-immune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and Scleroderma and as a manifestation of problems in body chemistry as in Gout.

While most forms of arthritis are considered non-preventable, you can lessen your risk by remaining physically active, sticking to a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight. The earlier in the arthritis process the disease is detected and treatment is started, the better the outlook.

For most people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of fifty show some signs of arthritis as joints degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with acupuncture.

Acupuncture decreases pain by increasing the release of endorphins (chemicals that block pain). Many acu-points are near nerves. When stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache or feeling of fullness in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), causing the release of endorphins (morphine-like chemicals produced in our own bodies during times of pain or stress). These endorphins, along with other neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered up to the brain.

All joint pain occurs within the external aspect of the body, along the acupuncture channels. However, the condition is always accompanied by a deeper, systemic imbalance within the body. For treatment to be effective, both the manifestation (the joint pain) and the root cause need to be treated. Acupuncture restores harmony to the body, and thereby corrects the imbalance. If the systemic imbalance is not too severe and/or the patient is strong, acupuncture may offer a cure. However, if the arthritic process is very deep-rooted, acupuncture may only be able to offer pain relief and help prevent further progression of the disease. Regardless, with acupuncture treatments, improvements are a sure thing. Less pain, greater mobility and range of motion, as well as improved strength come quickly with a series of treatments. And you can get back to what you were doing!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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Acupuncture: A Drug Free Option To Successfully Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Acupuncture Drug Free Option To Treating RA

Acupuncture Successfully Treats RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a connective tissue disease that affects three times as many women as it does men. It is a painful, chronic condition that strikes the joints, and symptoms usually appear between the ages of 40 and 50, although young people are also affected.  Left untreated, it can damage other parts of the body, including the circulatory system, lungs, kidneys and eyes.

Rheumatoid arthritis mainly affects the hands, feet and cervical spine. Symptoms include swollen and painful joints along with stiffness (particularly in the morning). Changes in the skin in the surrounding area are also common.

Acupuncture has been shown to be a safe and effective alternative approach for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. A key benefit to using acupuncture to treat RA is that it is a drug-free way to minimize pain. Drug treatments can cause people to develop a tolerance and increased doses may be needed to have an effect. This is not the case with acupuncture.

In fact, a recent “Health Alert” issued by Johns Hopkins about effectively treating RA stated: “Acupuncture is a potentially viable adjunctive therapy for arthritis pain, and it is rapidly gaining favor in the Western World.”

Additionally, a recent article in Arthritis Today outlined the benefits of using acupuncture to treat arthritis and cited several studies that showed its success:

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A recent study from China shows that both traditional acupuncture and electroacupuncture – a type in which pulsating electrical currents are sent through the needles to stimulate target areas – may reduce tenderness.

Osteoarthritis: In a German study, 304,674 people with knee OA who received 15 sessions of acupuncture combined with their usual medical care had less pain and stiffness, improved function and better quality of life than their counterparts who had routine care alone.

Here at CT Acupuncture  Center, we treat local point sites to the painful areas, as well as systemic point sites designed to help the body be less inflamed and healthier. We may look at diet issues as well. We often will treat 1-3 times a week to begin with, to ensure improvement. We work with each patient to customize a treatment plan that can be tailored to their condition.

So, before you turn to medication for your RA – or to assist an ongoing and effective treatment regimen – think about how acupuncture could help relieve this pain and stop the attack. Let us help!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board – Acupuncture Relieves Joint Stiffness

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Joint Stiffness Relieved With Acupuncture

Joint stiffness refers to pain when moving a joint or the loss of range of motion when moving a joint. The most common joints to become stiff include the joints of the fingers and hands, toes and feet,wrists, ankles, knees, elbows, shoulders and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, stress and hormone imbalances are the most common causes of joint stiffness.

In rheumatoid arthritis, these three stages contribute to joint stiffness: first, the lining of the joint becomes inflamed, then the joint synovium thickens and finally the inflamed cells release bone-digesting enzymes, often distorting the joint shape. The awesome thing about acupuncture is that it addresses the problem right at the source – inflammation. By reducing and then eliminating the inflammation, the stiffness goes away and the next two stages involving synovium, cartilage and bone simply cannot happen. Even if rheumatoid arthritis has progressed, once the cause of inflammation is gone, bones and cartilage can heal.

Acupuncture treats rheumatoid arthritis very effectively in restoring circulation, reversing inflammation and restoring full range of motion with ease.

Osteoarthritis is also called “degenerative joint disease.” This painful condition occurs when joint cartilage wears away. Resolving the root of the problem, that is, reducing inflammation and improving circulation in the joints, will allow your joint cells to regenerate new tissue and reverse this condition, relieving pain and restoring range of motion. Most people consider joint pain and stiffness an inevitable part of aging. However, joint stiffness and joint wear and tear usually result from chronic inflammation. Upon resolving the inflammation with acupuncture, joint pain and stiffness will disappear.

Stress also causes joint stiffness. Stress hormones act as inflammatory agents in your joints, reducing your body’s ability to heal its tissues. The gentle healing used in acupuncture helps your body to resolve stress, thus removing the cause of inflammation. As a result, cells in your joints can regenerate and repair the tissues.
Another common cause of joint inflammation is hormonal imbalance. Acupuncture’s balancing effects help restore normal hormone levels so that inflammation doesn’t occur and joints regain their health

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Gout? Acupuncture Treatments are Gentle and Painless!

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Gout Treated Successfully with Acupuncture

Gout is a condition that occurs when a joint is stricken with multiple attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis. It most commonly affects the foot, though gout in other joints is not uncommon. It is characterized by swelling, tenderness and bright red discoloration.

Gout is usually caused by excessive levels of hyperuricemia (a uric acid) in the bloodstream, which results from genetics, kidney problems, poor diet, too much meat, or excessive consumption of alcohol. An acute attack, lasting two or more hours is common, and is often accompanied by fever and fatigue. We check the ph level in the urine and saliva, and help return it to a more alkaline level nearer 7.4.

Acupuncture point sites will be chosen on the spleen, liver, and kidney meridians, Treatments are gentle, and painless. Always a complete history is taken, with tongue and pulse information as well, to determine the best individualized approach.

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Arm Pain? The Solution Points Towards Acupuncture…

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Arm Pain Relieved by Acupuncture

From a broken bone to tendonitis to nerve compression or bruising, the causes of arm pain are many and varied. Sometimes neck problems can cause a pinched nerve, resulting in pain in the arm. Other times, a sports injury can leave tendons inflamed and tender. Regardless of the source of pain and the severity of the injury, acupuncture will touch on points specific to the particular cause and can improve circulation while promoting healing. We work with you to compile a health history to determine the cause and then develop a treatment plan to resolve that particular issue. Often long-term arm pain can dissolve with just a few sessions!

When arm pain results from a sports injury, it can take a long time to heal, especially where ligaments or tendons are concerned. Sometimes, because of repeated use of the arm, connective tissues don’t ever have a chance to heal properly. In these cases, an athlete may come to the conclusion that an injury is permanent. This is mistaken thinking. All connective tissue can heal properly when given the chance and supported in the healing process. Acupuncture can speed up the healing process by returning the natural energy flow to the affected area of the body so that your arm can heal, even while you’re using it!

In the case of elbow pain, also called tennis elbow, the forearm muscles and tendons are stressed. As a result, tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis can develop. Repeated hand, wrist or forearm movements – playing tennis, gardening, throwing, typing or even playing the piano – can cause inflammation of the connective tissues surrounding the elbow. Acupuncture on points specific to the elbow can effectively heal the connective tissues, reducing the pain. Acupuncture also releases endorphins that soothe the pain while stimulating circulation and the body’s own healing abilities.

As in elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome results when the wrist and forearm are stressed, often by repeated motions of the hand.  The median nerve enters the hand through a narrow area called the carpal tunnel. Swelling will pinch the nerve and cause pain or numbness, often affecting the function of the hand. Many common activities can result in carpal tunnel syndrome: playing keyboard instruments, typing, writing, painting and playing racquet sports. Acupuncture on points specific to the wrist will relieve the inflammation and reduce the swelling, reversing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and allowing renewed function of the hand and wrist.

A few testimonials to this effect, showing how Acupuncture helped heal their arm pain —

 “After other medical practitioners had been unsuccessful in treating my bursitis, I had reached the point of not being able to lift my arm. I was depressed and desperate at the loss of function. I couldn’t trust the arm to perform as needed. After a short series of treatments, I was pain free and regained total use of my shoulder and the bursitis has not recurred.  I, the skeptic, have become a believer in the benefits acupuncture can create. Looking for a concerned, knowledgeable specialist interested in your total health, look no further than Ingri.”  – Ronald Wendschuh, Redding, CT

  “Hi Ingri, I’ve been treated by you… over 15 years ago for a tendon sheath problem in my right arm… which prevented me from doing even everyday tasks, such as writing, lifting even light objects, and extending my arm to reach for anything.  The treatment was fully effective, and I avoided costly surgery, that offered only a chance of relief.  I am symptom free today, 15 years later. Thanks.”   –  Robert