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Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and has been used by holistic healthcare practitioners to promote healing in an impressive number of conditions. The methodology rests on the basic philosophy that the human body is a highly interactive and nuanced energy system, and by restoring and revitalizing this system, your body will be better prepared to heal itself.
In today's world, acupuncture and similar holistic therapies such as cupping, heat therapy, and herbal remedies serve as fantastic complements (if not outright alternatives) to modern medicine for both treatment and prevention of illness, injury, and disease. Advances in technology have even enhanced certain aspects of more traditional approaches, with the advent of electro-acupuncture as one excellent example.
For this reason, we encourage you to consider acupuncture if you or a loved one is living with psoriatic arthritis. Our Las Vegas acupuncturist, Dr. Peter Lok, has been using this technique to help people find effective relief from their symptoms for decades.
Though formal scientific data is scarce, there is a massive amount of anecdotal evidence showing how acupuncture can relieve the severity, frequency, and duration of pain, skin rashes, joint stiffness, fatigue, and additional symptoms associated with psoriatic arthritis. This is believed to be due to the way that the insertion of acupuncture needles triggers a hormonal and endocrinological healing response, specifically by stimulating the production of innate analgesics like serotonin and endorphins.
Indeed, the National Psoriasis Foundation notes many people living with psoriatic arthritis find significant relief from their symptoms thanks to acupuncture. Many patients are particularly attracted to this treatment because of its minimal to no risk of side effects or adverse reactions, and due to the fact that it is 100% medication-free (with the negative effects of long-term prescription medication use being a common concern for many people living with chronic illnesses).
Moreover, because the needles are sterile, Dr. Lok's patients with psoriatic arthritis haven't had issues with skin flare-ups as a result of the treatment itself.
It's important to remember that results can vary from person to person, especially when accounting for other factors such as nutrition, lifestyle, and stress management—all of which Dr. Lok can help you learn to manage more effectively.
We invite you to call the Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas to schedule an initial appointment and find out if our holistic, whole person and wholly individualized approach can help you manage your condition and live with greater ease. To contact us, call our team at 702-732-0178 now.