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Acupuncture and Arthritis

BIOTHERAPY CLINIC can help individuals suffering from arthritis

If you are more than 50 years old, if you suffer from pains in the neck, the lower back, the fingers, the hips, then, most likely, you have osteoarthritis. More than 40 million Americans suffer from this illness. How does osteoarthritis develop?

The ends of bones meeting at the joints have cartilage which acts as a shock absorber. With age, this cartilage wears out, becomes deformed, even fragments. As the result, the bones tear at each other, causing severe pain and inflammation. The chronic pain of osteoarthritis also causes stress and depression.

Conventional American medicine considers this disease to be incurable, a necessary result of the aging process. Physicians prescribe pain killers, such as Aspirin, Tylenol, and Motrin, as well as hormone injections into the joints to treat symptoms and, in extreme cases, operations to replace the joints.

The pain-killers used to relieve symptoms may have negative side-effects which make the problem worse. They can irritate the cartilage and even accelerate cartilage destruction (Michael Murray, N.D., 1994).

Is it really true that there is no way to treat the process of degeneration of osteoarthritis? Is the situation really so hopeless? The answer is, “no”!

Many European doctors successfully treat this disease. They arrest its progress, regenerate the cartilage, and restore active functioning of affected joints. They treat this disease by using both ancient healing methods – acupuncture, herbal medicine, healing foods – and modern methods – electroacupuncture, magnet therapy, antioxidant formulas, cartilage extracts, and trace elements.

These methods help rebuild the cartilage as well as decrease inflammation and pain.

American medicine now recognizes the benefits of acupuncture. David Ramsey, President of the National Health Institute, has remarked that “ancient practice of acupuncture is an effective therapy for certain medical conditions, especially those involving painful disorders, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, fibromyalagia, etc.” (Time, November 1997).

Acupuncture reduces the pain and inflammation in the joints. It also improves circulation in the affected joints as well as decreases insomnia and depression.

Acupuncture therapy applied to the hunger point located in the ear lobe helps to decrease appetite, reduce weight, and thus lessen pressure upon the joints.

Electrostimulation and magnet therapy also has positive effects upon back and joint pain.

Acupuncture is performed with disposable needles. It is safe, relatively painless, and highly effective. It has no side-effects!

Many insurance companies cover acupuncture treatments.

Other methods enter into the treatment of osteoarthritis. Nutrition is very important. A healthy diet includes natural, non-refined products; it excludes milk, red meat, sugar, animal fats, and coffee. Certain days are “juice days” when only water and juices such as carrot, spinach, and celery juices are consumed.

The deficiency of certain minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper, etc., leads to cartilage destruction. We provide important supplements such as antioxidants, vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, and selenium. Finally, cartilage preparations which contain extra protein and colagen significantly improve the condition of joints without causing side-effects.

In our BIOTHERAPY CLINIC, we have devoted years of study to osteoarthritis. We have devised an efficient treatment program which leads to significant improvement. Our program includes acupuncture, body-mind connection, magnet therapy, nutrition, herbal medicines, antioxidants, trace minerals, and colon hydrotherapy to cleanse the body from toxins.

This treatment is extremely thorough. It acts on the entire organism. It successfully reduces pain and inflammation in the joints. It restores cartilage and reduces weight. It control stress and depression.

How quickly can a positive result be expected? Within a short a time as 4-5 weeks, most patients see significant improvements. Those 65 and older, with serious, chronic osteoarthritis, may require several months to feel improvement.

Thousands of osteoarthritis sufferers, who are tired of taking painkillers with their side-effects, who face the prospect of operations to replace joints, have turned to alternative medicine to treat their illness successfully.

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