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ARTHRITIS IS CURABLE , WHY SUFFER ? TAKE CHARGE TODAY !
Is Arthritis Making You Look And Feel Old ?
Chiropractic And Macrobiotic Life Style, Will Help You To Look Young And Give You Back The Freedom Of Movement With No Pain !. Age Is Just A Number, Take Charge Of Your Life Today Make An Appointment To See Us.
There are many things in life that can cause premature aging. Did you know that arthritis is one of them? Inflammation, cartilage destruction, bone spurs, joint restrictions and soft tissue adhesions all associated with the arthritic process can result in accelerated aging of the body. Picture a senior shuffling forward with their walker hunched over in the typical posture we are all too familiar with. Their lack of energy, slow gait and rounded shoulders are more typical of the aged versus the very young. People assume that this is part of the natural aging process and they, too, will inevitably suffer from this condition. However, this is not the case. ARTHRITIS IS PREVENTABLE, TREATABLE AND REVERSIBLE!
Arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition with numerous causes. Eating a pro-inflammatory diet, poor lifestyle choices, poor posture, improper joint alignment, carrying excess weight and repetitive stress injuries can all cause abnormal pressures to your body and joints. When joints are stressed, they can misalign or subluxate, causing pressures on surrounding tissues. The adjacent discs, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves all begin to degenerate from wear and tear. This results in premature aging of the soft tissues and the musculoskeletal system, inevitably creating the profile and posture described earlier.
Chiropractors have specialized training to diagnose and treat these problems. By gently adjusting these misaligned, restricted and often immobile joints, your chiropractor will release these abnormal pressures and restore motion and blood flow to affected areas, thereby, reversing the aging process in your joints and soft tissue. Also, your body releases endorphins (natural pain killers) as a by-product of the adjustments. Your body will move and function with less pain, more ease and comfort. You will begin to look younger, feel more vibrant and full of vitality again! Invest in your health today and treat yourself to a spinal assessment to determine how chiropractic can help. Ultimately, you only have one body. If it breaks down, ask yourself the following question: “Where will I live?”. Book your appointment with Dr. Debbie Wong today. She is looking forward to guiding you along the journey to a healthier, younger and more vibrant you.
TCM & Arthritis
Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes arthritis as a blockage in the smooth flow of Qi and Blood throughout the energetic pathways or meridians in the body. The disorder is classified as Bone Bi that specifically impedes the bones and joints. Pain and reduced range of motion in TCM indicates the presence of a blockage. This condition is known as a Painful Obstruction Syndromes.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies can neutralize these syndromes and significantly reduce the pain and swelling patients are in.
Acupuncture specifically reduces inflammation, relaxes tendon and muscle tissue, slows joint deformity, promotes the flow of qi and blood to nourish the joints and decrease pain.
Chinese herbs lower inflammatory reactions in the joints. They also treat deficiencies which allow the pathogenic process to occur therefore driving out the influences which cause the pain. They neutralize the excesses allowing the body to heal
How Does Massage Benefit Arthritis
Improves circulation and reduces swelling
Improves joint movement
Improves muscle and tendon flexibility
Decreases stress hormones and depression
Improves sleep and immune function
Arthritis is very simply inflammation of the joints. Symptom may include pain, stiffness and swelling. There are 3 different types, they are:
1) Rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disorder where the immune system is confused and considers the fluid in your knee as “foreign” and reacts to it. This leads to tissue damage of the joint and the symptoms experienced
2) Osteoarthritis – is a result of degeneration of the joint. Repetitive movement over time wears out the cartilage and creates friction within the joint
3) Psoriatic arthritis – similar to rheumatoid arthritis accompanied with psoriasis. This one may not only affect the joints but also with the spine.
There are many reasons why people may suffer from arthritis. It may be from a bacterial, viral, fungal infection, it could be just from overuse of the joint and not being able to get the nutrients to the joint to repair or it could be a food sensitivity reaction, where certain foods, you are consuming may lead to inflammation of the joint. As a Naturopathic Doctor, we aim to find the cause of the arthritis and not only treat the cause but also help calms the symptoms down as well.
Some things that can be done to help:
Bromelain – an enzyme when taken may reduce inflammation in the joint
Glucosamine – important building block for the joints
MSM – important for repair and bringing down inflammation
Vitamin D3 – helps with formation of the bone and surrounding tissue, also modulates the immune system
Essential Fatty Acids- maintains healthy cartilage, connective tissue and bones
These are only a few of the items that may help with arthritis. By consulting with Dr. James, he will help determine the cause and optimize the treatment of the arthritis.
Healing Arthritis Naturally with Traditional Chinese Medicine
If you suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may be the natural treatment you are looking for. Traditional Chinese Medicine categorizes arthritis as ‘bi syndrome’. Bi syndrome occurs when external environmental factors attack the body through wind, heat, cold, and damp and obstruct the smooth flow of qi in our body. This stagnation creates the associated symptoms of joint pain, swelling, discoloration, joint rigidity and decreased range of motion, muscle tension, cold or hot joints. The differential diagnosis accounts for the varying degrees of symptoms one feels. Acupuncture can be used on an ongoing basis to diminish the symptoms of arthritis and prevent the re-occurrence of the symptoms felt. Most notably someone who is suffering from arthritis will feel an improved quality of life, with out the burden of joint pain, and discomfort.
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