Arthritis is a disorder involving the inflammation of one or more joints. The major symptoms of arthritis are:
difficulty moving joints
muscle pains and
Arthritis is a common cause of disability and affects millions of adults and even children. This joint disorder can severely limit physical activities especially on a day-to-day basis.
There are many types of arthritis and two of its most common types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease wherein the body’s immune system would attack the normal joint tissues and therefore causing inflammation of the synovium or lining of the joints. Joint inflammation results to pain, swelling, redness and stiffness. While rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the wrists, hands and feet first, this disease may eventually affect different joints in the body. In severe cases, RA may cause the affected joint to swell which results to loss of function or inability to move normally.
The theory behind acupuncture is that life energy flows in the body through pathways, and when the flow is blocked, it causes pain and health problems like arthritis. Through acupuncture, pain caused by arthritis is relieved when needles are inserted to strategic points in the body wherein the blocked pathways of energy become restored to its harmonious state. Furthermore, acupuncture helps the body produce the chemicals known as endorphins or “happy hormones” which help increase the body’s pain threshold whilst lifts up one’s mood and make him feel happy.*
Additionally, acupuncture deactivates trigger points usually found around joints suffering arthritis. Trigger points causes long-lasting pain as these are extremely irritable and tender spots found in the fascia surrounding the skeletal muscles.*
Acupuncture and Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief
In recent years, studies conducted regarding the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is increasing. Evidence has shown that acupuncture reduces pain transmission and pain response by releasing endorphins, encephalins and other neuropeptides. Through acupuncture’s needle insertion technique, electrical and tingling sensations are felt thus providing stimulation which helps control pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.*
About Michael Forman, DOM, P.A.
Michael Forman, DOM is a graduate of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and is nationally board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He is also a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (the highest certification) and a certified Applied Clinical Nutritionist by the Ulan Nutritional Institute. Dr. Forman practices Nutritional Response Testing, a system of total health restoration based on using the innate intelligence of the body to determine vital whole food supplementation to restore health. This effective testing method is capable of discovering the actual core-level health issues patients are experiencing.*
5 weeks ago a friend of mine referred me to Dr. Forman. I was feeling pretty bad. I was feeling a lot of fatigue, I was feeling tired all the time, I was bloated, I couldn’t focus and I was uncomfortable…really, really uncomfortable with everything that was going on with me. It’s been 5 weeks now and I actually feel fabulous. My bloating has gone away and that’s wonderful. I have more focus, which is something I was struggling with a lot for many years, and I have done a lot of things, but not until I came here did I get my focus back, I feel more energy, I’m actually staying up later and feeling really, really good. Overall, I’m super, super happy and super grateful. Thank you.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Forman’s for about 5-6 weeks. When I first came in here I was suffering from very low energy, I had problems with my thyroid, weight gain, brain fog, hair loss, dry skin. I started his program immediately and I’m now in my 5th week and I’m feeling almost 100% better. I cannot thank him enough, I’m so grateful. My energy level is way better, my skin is better, my thyroid [symptoms] is under control, I’m almost off my medications and feel like my normal self. I sleep well, I’m actually losing weight so I’ve gained muscle, and I just feel overall 100% better. I’m so grateful to the doctor. I hope if you are thinking of coming here you will take Dr. Forman very seriously because I am very happy with the results. *
My name is William and I’ve been a patient of Dr. Forman for about 5 weeks now. I came here originally complaining about issues related to my blood pressure and blood sugar, lack of energy and some sinus problems. I’m happy to report that just a few weeks after coming here I noticed a considerable difference on those symptoms. I’m a lot happier and those numbers have gone down thanks to the knowledge I’ve gained here and the medication. It’s been a relatively easy program to stick to and again, I’m very thankful. *
Hi. My name is Kelly and this is Conner. Conner has been seeing Dr. Forman for about 4 months and he is completely healed in my eyes. He’s a happy baby now. No more congestion and bronchial issues like we had before. We both had had the same issues and I’ve been seeing Dr. Forman for about 9 months and once I started feeling a lot better I realized my son had the same issues and he needed to start going as well. As a mom, I feel really bad that my baby was on prednisone, nebulizers, and albuterol for pretty much the first 2 years of his life. And now, with Dr. Forman’s help, my baby is completely well. He has not been sick since he’s been seeing Dr. Forman. I feel like now, when he get’s a cold it won’t turn into something where he needs to go the doctor every time. He can have a cold like a normal child does. So, thank you Dr. Forman. And if I can just get through to one person, because I’m not a holistic person myself, to just try it to see what it can do for you and your family, please, please do so.
— Kelly (and Conner)
Hi. My name is Adriana Foster and I would like to make a testimonial for Dr. Forman. I’ve been in his program for 3 months and the difference between the person that I was when I first came here and the person I am now is huge. When I came here I was in a really, really bad place emotionally and physically. I felt really bad. I had really bad depression and anxiety. I can really say that is almost completely away, my life is back, I feel like I’m back on track, like I am back in the world and I can function. And I will always be grateful for that. It’s just totally worth it. So if you’re seeing this, listen, there’s a way out…Dr. Forman. Thank you. *