A diagnosis of Arthritis is not a life sentence!
If you have been diagnosed as having arthritis or the beginnings of it, DON’T PANIC…! There is much that can be done to help alleviate pain and stop the progress of the condition. On this page you will find information about our approach to arthritis, as well as how we treat it using approaches such as acupuncture and tui na massage.
“The hinges of a well-used door never rust”
This is a saying in Chinese Medicine and it is the case that the stiffness, pain and injury we develop is analogous to a hinge slowly rusting on a door that is no longer used.
Once you become used to living with the pain then you may begin to move in a restricted way and even create new patterns of tension and altered gait as a result.
Then your joints (hinges) can only continue their ‘rusting’ and the condition can spread to affect the soft tissue around the affected joint as well as the integrity of neighbouring joints.
The clever ancient Chinese…
The Chinese long ago devised systems of exercise that can greatly benefit joints at almost all stages of ‘rusting’. Performing these specific regular exercises are essential to prevent atrophy and increase the strength of the supporting soft tissues
Part of a treatment would include self-care advice and training which would allow you to carry on the effects of a session at home. Daily self massage of the joint (where possible, a knee for example) can also help and is simple to perform once instructed.
How can Thrive help you to de-rust?
At Thrive we offer targeted programmes to help you regain flexibility, strength and ease of movement.
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