Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints.

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Introduction to Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative mechanical condition that causes loss of cartilage resulting often in joint pain and sometimes loss of function, which involves the breakdown of cartilage in joints, such as the hands, hips and knees, and it’s particularly prevalent as people get older.

Some factors can increase risk, include a joint injury, being overweight, ageing, and genetics. Putting stress on a joint through repetitive motion can also increase your risk.

Treatment generally focuses on the use of anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications physical therapy and in some cases surgery.

At Well Being Dublin the aim of treatments with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy is to help control pain and inflammation, reduce loss of function  and improve quality of life.

In Clinic

The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.

Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to arthritis.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as back pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.

Treatment Plan

No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.

The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions or influences with regards to arthritis. (e.g. family history, co-morbidities, stressors, environmental factors, diet and lifestyle factors etc.).

A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.

That’s considering the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.

Well Being Dublin Strategies

  • Acupuncture (e.g. points such as  GB 34, GB39, Kid 3, Bl 23 etc)
  • T.C.M. Modalities  (e.g Moxa, Heat lamp, Ear seeds)
  • Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
  • Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
  • Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Aromatherapy, finger rollers)
  • Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Naturopathy.

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