Fighting Gout Pain with Aculife Acupoint Therapy
Gout is a treatable condition but until you can get a handle on it through medication and a change in diet and lifestyle, you are likely going to experience pain. Often described as a severe arthritis-type pain in the joints, gout most often strikes in the big toe but can also occur in other joints like the knees, ankles and wrists. While narcotic painkillers and over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories might ease the pain, acupoint therapy, also known as electronic acupuncture, is a healthier alternative.
Gout pain can come on suddenly and often in the middle of the night. Pain in the affected joints can be intense and is accompanied by tenderness, inflammation and redness. The area can sometimes be so sensitive that even soft contact can hurt. An acute attack of gout can last for hours and discomfort can linger long after the intense pain subsides.
This arthritic-like condition is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the joints. When uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joint, crystals can form causing the pain and inflammation. Your body may either be producing too much uric acid or your kidneys may not be able to expel it adequately. Dietary changes and certain medications can help reduce the occurrence of gout but you need a remedy besides narcotics or over the counter pain relievers to alleviate the pain. Acupoint therapy is an effective complementary treatment.
So How Can Aculife Acupoint Therapy Help with Gout Pain
Acupoint therapy is the electronic form of acupuncture. The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture usually involves the insertion of stainless steel needles in specific points along the body to control the flow of your life energy called qi. With the electronic form, electromagnetic waves are transmitted through a handheld device and delivered into strategic acupoints along the hand and palm using a small wand.
When you experience pain or some other malady, this means your qi is blocked somewhere in the body. In order to experience relief, you must find a way to remove the obstacles so that you can stimulate your brain into releasing endorphins, natural chemicals your brain produces to ease pain. Once the blockages are removed and endorphins are released, your body can find a more natural balance of qi, because pain is alleviated. Typical treatment points for Gout can be found on the hand as shown in the Acupoint chart below.
The good news about electronic acupuncture is that you can treat yourself using an Aculife acupoint therapy device. For a small investment the equivalent of just a few sessions with a traditional acupuncturist or a round of medications, you can reap huge health benefits. Not only would you be able to relieve your gout pain with the electronic acupuncture device, but you can use it for a variety of other health conditions and ailments. This alternative, complementary treatment option is quite versatile and fits many lifestyles.