If you are younger than 65 and suffer from arthritis, you are not alone. Of the 40 million people in the U.S. who suffer from either rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, more than 50% are younger than 65.
You are also not alone if you have tried pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications that did not provide the relief you were seeking. At Longevity Acupuncture, we have successfully treated patients who have finally found relief after years of chronic pain in their knees, hips, shoulders, hands and backs.
Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Painful swelling
- Inflammation of joints
- Stiffness upon waking
- Limited joint function
- Tenderness or swollen glands
Trust An Experienced Acupuncturist
Our doctors, both state and nationally certified acupuncturists, have been effective in treating pain and inflammation of all types of arthritis.
Many arthritis patients suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, which are autoimmune disorders. So at Longevity Acupuncture we focus on not only controlling the painful symptoms of arthritis, but also on balancing the immune system.
Patients who received acupuncture at Longevity Acupuncture experienced:
- Relief of pain and stiffness
- Improved mobility
- Reduced tenderness
- Enhanced quality of life
Studies Prove Acupuncture Works For Arthritis
A study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), both components of the National Institutes of Health, found that acupuncture provided pain relief and improved function for people with osteoarthritis.
The findings of the study – one of the longest and largest randomized, controlled phase III clinical trials of acupuncture ever conducted — were published in the December, 2004 issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
In another study, 25 percent of arthritis patients who had been scheduled for knee surgery cancelled their operations after acupuncture treatment. In this Scandinavian study researchers also paired, with success, acupuncture with exercise for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip.
Covered By Insurance
In New Mexico, many insurance providers cover acupuncture treatments and other Chinese medical procedures and treatments, and at Longevity Acupuncture our doctors offer a safe, effective alternative treatment for arthritis.
Make An Appointment Today
If you are suffering from arthritis, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today. Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.