Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for arthritis care can be a safe, effective and natural osteoarthritis treatment choice. Arthritis affects more than 50 million adults in the United States. It is the leading cause of disability in the country. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Although they are different in many ways, both share one common symptom: joint pain.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including employing acupuncture for arthritis. Our Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic is led by author, researcher, professor Yu Zhu, MD (China). Dr Zhu has more than 30 years clinical experience and over 27 years TCM teaching experience. In addition to osteoarthritis treatment she treats an array of conditions including general pain management.
How Does Acupuncture For Arthritis Work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), views the body as a complex system of energy channels, or meridians. TCM focuses on identifying disharmony and imbalance in these channels. This disharmony can lead to disease and chronic illness, such as arthritis.
The qi (pronounced chee), vital energy or life force, that travels through these meridians can become blocked or overstimulated due to stress or internal emotions, environmental factors, or poor lifestyle habits (diet, addiction, lack of exercise). Hence, the goal of using acupuncture for arthritis treatment is to restore the balance and harmony to the qi, creating a state of health.
Acupuncture is a branch of TCM in which very slender, sterilized needles are inserted into the body’s meridians or energy channels. Acupuncture has been used successfully in osteoarthritis treatment for centuries.
Using acupuncture for arthritis works by reducing joint inflammation and thus the associated pain. This is accomplished by strategically inserting the needles into points of the body that will restore balance to the energy flow and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD (China) Is Director Of Our Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.
Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, director of First Health’s TCM and Acupuncture Clinic, has more than 30 years of experience helping patients seeking a natural osteoarthritis treatment. Dr. Zhu’s expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of her treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with her patients.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) has made First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic a top rated facility in the Chicagoland area. To find out more about acupuncture for arthritis and other conditions commonly treated with TCM, click here.
Meet Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) – Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Arlington Heights