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Can acupuncture be used to treat gout?

Robert Palermo (Denver, CO) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, acupuncture can be used to treat gout, but changing the diet will produce positive results more quickly. It has been shown that a low-fat vegan diet removes the excessive fat that causes the gout in the first place.
Sarah Sawyer (Saint Paul, MN) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, and it shortens the length of flare-ups too.
Mei Li (Honolulu, HI) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, but the healing process would be quickened when acupuncture is combined with herbal therapy.
David TJ Lin (Bellevue, WA) on Aug 29, 2012
Acupuncture alone may not be enough. This treatment should be combined with herbal medicine and dietary changes. I'd like to invite you to my clinic for a free Chinese medicine examination (usually $85).
Florian Boschi (Beverly Hills, CA) on Aug 29, 2012
Gout's symptoms can be alleviated with acupuncture. However the root cause of gout is an increased serum level of uric acid. This increased level of uric acid is more often than not caused by imbalanced blood sugar. The best way to treat gout is through metabolic treatment. That includes herbal medicine, along with nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes.
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, acupuncture can be used to treat gout. It stimulates the nerves, which increases the metabolism, thus reducing the pain of gout.
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years to treat gout. However, it usually takes a few sessions to see a noticeable change. Make sure you go to a licensed acupuncturist or TCM practitioner for treatment. Good luck.
White-Eagle Perry (Arvada, CO) on Aug 29, 2012
Acupuncture can help with the symptoms and help you get your body back in balance. However, Chinese herbs are also an important part of treating gout. You'll also have to alter lifestyle habits that are contributing to your condition.
Bill Rice (West Palm Beach, FL) on Aug 29, 2012
Gout is a metabolic condition involving uric acid metabolism. And yes, in conjunction with dietary changes and supplementation, acupuncture can help with the pain and swelling caused by uric acid crystals.
Daniel Cook (Woodinville, WA) on Aug 29, 2012
Acupuncture can help relieve the pain from a gout flare-up. However, I have had more success using Chinese herbal medicine for control of gout long-term, as well as during acute flare-ups. A recommendation for Chinese herbal medicine can be included as part of an acupuncture treatment.
Ta-Li Chang (La Habra, CA) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, Acupuncture are great for treating gout. However, combine with Herbals specific for gout will be more affective.
Adina Robinson (El Dorado Hills, CA) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes, acupuncture, along with diet, can be used to treat gout.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Aug 29, 2012
Thank you for contacting us with your health concerns. Yes, acupuncture can help with gout. You will also need to change your diet and take Chinese detoxifying herbs. If you have any more questions feel free to call or email. You can also check our website, denveracupro.com
Grace Chang (Oakland, CA) on Aug 29, 2012
Acupuncture has been used very successfully to treat gout. This condition is caused by combination of several different factors: heat, excess fluid, and a degree of poor blood circulation. All these conditions together create the perfect storm for gout and arthritis to occur. Acupuncture aims to reduce the heat (aka inflammation), dispel the excess fluid from the body, and increase blood circulation for greater range of movement and less pain. However, a full recovery from gout and other arthritic conditions must also include nutritional/dietary changes and possibly Chinese herbs in order to be fully successful.
Edward Gousse (New York, NY) on Aug 29, 2012
Yes! Traditional Chinese Medicine would approach gout from the perspective of what is actually happening in the joint space where there is synovial fluid. I would ask "Why is the body is producing an imbalanced amount of turbid fluid?" I would ask more questions to help me identify the most accurate pattern of disharmony, establish a treatment principle, and plan an effective treatment strategy that would include Chinese herbs.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
Combined with diet and exercise, acupuncture can be used to successfully treat gout.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
Combined with diet and exercise, acupuncture can be used to successfully treat gout.
Portia Zheng (Sunnyvale, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
yes!!!!i treated by acupunctrure and external using, i treat it good result!! portia