Archive for April, 2012

Acupuncture & Natural Herbs for Athritis

Osteoarthritis a.k.a Degenerative Arthritis is the most common Arthritis. Over 25 million in USA is suffering from Arthritis. Today Acuradiance would like to give some advice to those who’s suffering. In order to treat your Arthritis, you must understand what it is and also what is causing it.

What is Cause of Arthritis?

There are few factors affect Arthritis such as Age, Sex, Genetic, Obese, and etc. In many cases, Aging comes to one of the biggest factor. However, in Theory of Asian Medicine, unbalance of certain body part & Organ, most likely affect Arthritis. For example, in Asian Medicine Theory, Liver and Kidney affects Bone, Cartilage, and Tendon. Stress can affects Liver, Aging and excessive sexual activity can lead to weakness of Kidney.

How does Acupuncture help Pain with Arthritis?

Acupuncture decreases pain by increasing the release of chemicals that blocks pain, called endorphin. Once Acupuncture needle is inserted, stimulated muscle sends message to the ‘Central Nervous System'(the brain & spinal cord), causing the release of endorphin.

How does Natural Herb help Arthritis?

Our treatment method is,combining Acupuncture treatment and Herbal Supplement Therapy. While Acupuncture balances circulation and relieves pain, Herbs constantly fill the lacking nutrients. By strengthening and balancing certain organ such as Liver and Kidney, our body tends to gives positive effects to bones, cartilages, and tendons.

How many treatment session and herbs will I need? And How much is it?

It really depends on how long have you been suffering and how severe arthritis has developed. You can bring in your latest ‘X-ray’, we determine detailed treatment plan. For moderate severity, we recommend 10 Sessions of Acupuncture Treatment along with 10 days herbal supplement which usually brings 50% and above improvement to most of our previous patients. The following cost is usually runs from $320-$500. Depends on severity, treatment plan and price will be vary. Since, AcuRadiance accepts most of Insurance, if your plan covers ‘Acupuncture’, you will only need to pay Co-pay or Co-Insurance.  Acupuncturist is considered as ‘Primary Physician’ in California, you do not need referral in order to start the treatment.

What is first-step to start Treatment?

Please make an Appointment at desired Location. (Orange, CA or Burbank, CA). You can click appointment tap above, or simply call us at (714)279-3980.  If you would like to ask questions about your condition, please don’t hesitate to contact us.