Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune system disease that reveals itself mostly by the miner joints involvement and gradually involves several joints of the body. It can occur at any age and mostly in females.
The symptoms of the disease include: joints’ pain, inflammation and stiffness, gradual joint deformation, exhaustion, morning stiffness, appetite and weight loss, mild fever, inflammation of the heart and the presence of nodules under the skin.
Rheumatoid arthritis has no specific treatment and the medication is used to prevent the worsening conditions and alleviate the symptoms. The methods and medications can be applied are as such: anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, tranquilizers and pain killers, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, physiotherapy and exercise and knee joint surgery.
Acupuncture is superb in controlling rheumatoid arthritis. It reduces pain and swelling, it is anti-inflammatory, through increasing the blood flow to the joints, acupuncture acts as an obstruction to the spreading effects of the disease, it improves the results of physiotherapy by strengthening the muscles and it has relieving effects.
Due to the progressive and chronic condition of the disease we suggest the permanent implant n the earlobe.