Acupuncture helps put out the fires of inflammation in both chronic and acute inflammatory cases. Acupuncture has a plus factor too! Not only does acupuncture care take away the pain caused by inflammation, acupuncture also treats the root causes of the inflammation so that the pain can be resolved permanently. With Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, the reason for the inflammation is clearly determined and a treatment strategy is administered to relieve the inflammation and restore normal function in the body.
Imagine inflammation as a fire burning within the tissues of the body. Categorize one fire as a destructive fire and one fire as a constructive one. The destructive fire is a chronic health problem–fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gut dysbiosis, autoimmune disease, etc. With the chronic cases the inflammation has gone on for a long time, has not yet been corrected and is causing damage to the tissues of the body.
Think of the construction fire of inflammation as a natural acute response when body tissue has been injured. The injury can be from chemical exposure, from physical trauma, from excessive heat or cold or from microbes interacting with the body. The inured tissue naturally immediately swells after it receives the impact of trauma. With the swelling of the tissue, the body is mobilizing oxygen rich blood, plasma proteins and leukocytes, the body’s fighter white blood cells, to combat the injury and restore normal physiology.
The best way to deal with inflammation is as quickly and efficiently as possible. The longer it lingers, the more it can spread and take hold in the body. To facilitate the quickest return to function, more than one treatment strategy can be implemented by the acupuncturist. At Nature’s Wisdom Healing Center-Mary Cetan, we use a successful combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrient rich supplements, low-level light therapy and other adjunct therapies including cupping to quickly calm inflammation and return our patients to normal function. We also use lab test results to dig for root causes of chronic inflammation. If you want help addressing your inflammation without the use of drugs or surgury reach out on form below.