Arthritis is broken down into two types, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid, and both damage the joints in different ways
Osteoarthritis (OA) involves wear-and tear damage to your joint’s cartilage, while with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule (a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts). The lining becomes inflamed and swollen and this disease will eventually destroy the cartilage and the bone within the joint.
While OA and RA damage the joints differently, both of them involve symptoms that can range from mild discomfort up to debilitating pain. Acupuncture involves inserting very small needles into specific spots of the body, which offers relief from these symptoms.
Robert U. of Dover, DE, a patient of Dr. Adams, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis for the last 13 years, shares his story;
“I was diagnosed with RA 13 years ago, and for the last 11, I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live with my children and grandchildren.”
When Robert had his consultation with Dr. Ashley Adams, you could hear the hurt and suffering he was dealing with every day.
“All I’ve ever wanted is to be just as active with my grandchildren as I was with my children. But this disease has made it incredibly hard to do so”
Dr. Adams says, “with either OA or RA, pain became ‘normal’ in my patients everyday lives. Swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving the joints are also very common symptoms, but each person feels these symptoms differently.”
A comprehensive treatment plan was put together for Robert, because the same disease does not affect every person the same way, and he started his journey on the way to relief!
“Our acupuncture treatments combined with ATP Resonance BioTherapy has shown to increase blood flow and expedite healing and recovery. Depending on the patient, the Ozone Therapy my clinic has is also beneficial!” said Dr. Adams.
“I started my treatment plan with Dr. Adams on a complete whim. I had no idea if this was actually going to help me, but she was confident and I didn’t have anything to lose.”
Delmarva Acupuncture & Wellness Center have a tremendous success rate with treating the symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis while improving the overall health and wellness and they would love to help you too!
“Going to see Dr. Adams was the best decision I’ve made! I’m able to do so many more activities now including watching my grandchildren play sports on bleachers I couldn’t even walk to before!”