Artrose en acupunctuur: vermindering van pijn en verbetering gewrichtsfunctie

Acupuncture is increasingly being recognized as an effective treatment for pain relief and improved mobility in people with osteoarthritis. In our practice, we see many patients with osteoarthritis and we see wonderful results after acupuncture treatment. In this blog, you will learn more about osteoarthritis and how acupuncture can help alleviate its symptoms.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a condition caused by wear and tear on the cartilage in joints and can cause significant pain and stiffness. This chronic disease often arises from a combination of factors, including physical overload, a disrupted immune system, and prolonged mental or emotional tension.

What are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain, joint stiffness, reduced joint flexibility, and bone spurs. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it is most common in the joints of the hands, neck, knees, shoulders, back, and hips.

How Osteoarthritis can be Effectively Treated with Acupuncture

Treatment of osteoarthritis with acupuncture is very effective in reducing severe pain and improving joint function. Our acupuncturists look at the energy paths, the meridians, which run through the body and affect the health of the body both physically and mentally. The needles used in acupuncture are placed at specific points on the meridians to improve the flow of energy and remove energy blockages.

How does Acupuncture Work for Osteoarthritis?

The Dr. Tan's Balance Method Acupuncture provides immediate pain relief after placing the right acupuncture needles not in the painful area itself but in a balancing area. This allows the painful area to be tested immediately, as no needles are placed there. A very effective pain treatment, which if repeated sufficiently and timely, eventually leads to healing of the painful area (we do not place needles on the painful spot).

By stimulating these points, the acupuncture treatment can help reduce the pain and improve the mobility and function of the joint. After the treatment, you will notice immediate relief from the pain. Acupuncture cannot heal the damaged joints, but it can prevent a worsening of the symptoms by strengthening the immune system. When the immune system becomes stronger, the body's self-healing ability is also stimulated, improving quality of life.

Read also our blog post about acupuncture and strengthening the immune system.

Are there Side Effects with Acupuncture Treatment?

Unlike many conventional drugs, there are no side effects associated with acupuncture and it is a safe treatment for osteoarthritis. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other treatments to achieve optimal health. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment option to relieve pain and improve the function of your joints.

Need more information or want to make an appointment?

Book an appointment online at one of our locations, or call 085 - 0655499. If you have questions about acupuncture or how acupuncture can help you, you can also contact us via email.

Patient Experience of Osteoarthritis Treatment with Acupuncture

This feedback from one of our patients shows what acupuncture can do for osteoarthritis.

"I came to Marie-Sophie with a lot of pain in my hips, after 10 years of suffering from osteoarthritis and could not walk well with it. She treated it with acupuncture, can walk better now and was almost pain-free. She also took my bronchitis into account and I was free of coughing and shortness of breath. Thank you Marie-Sophie also for the friendly approach and your attention to me!!!" - Marjan

Do you want to experience how acupuncture can help you relieve pain and improve your joints? Make an appointment with one of our acupuncturists at one of our locations in Breukelen, Hoofddorp, Nieuw-Vennep, Rijswijk / Delft, Voorburg or Wassenaar. We are here for you.