The word arthritis simply means inflammation of the joints. It can be a symptom of many different disorders including gout, lupus and fibromyalgia. However, there are two main types of arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in joint pain and swelling. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is a form of a condition known as bi syndrome.
According to acupuncture theory, pain is a result of a blockage in the circulation of qi and blood. Qi and blood are two of the most vital substances within the body and in order to be healthy, they need to flow freely. This allows them to reach...
What is an Autoimmune Disorder?
In autoimmune disorders, the immune system fails to recognize and attacks the body's own cells and tissues. This can cause a wide variety of different symptoms depending on which part of the body is being...
What is Inflammation?