Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to reduce joint pain, swelling, and stiffness which comes from arthritis. Acupuncture not only treats symptoms, like taking a painkiller, but also corrects imbalances in the body, thereby, allowing the body to heal itself.

Acupuncture works to relieve pain and stiffness of arthritis by stimulating the release of natural pain relievers in the brain called opioids.(1)

Acupuncture also acts as a mind body technique which changes the way the nervous system feels pain.(2)  This leads to long term relief even after the treatment course has finished.(3)

In addition to relieving pain, acupuncture has an anti-inflammatory effect reducing inflammation in the muscles and joints. Recent research have shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment for arthritis. (4)