Acupuncture for Lupus Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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acupuncture for lupus painWinter is not a fun season for individuals like me who suffer from multiple autoimmune diseases. I live with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus dermatitis.  My particular strain of lupus causes lots of pain, which is exacerbated by cold and damp weather, but I am unable to take most pain relief medications.  By February of this year, I was in so much pain that I could hardly move; I literally couldn’t roll over in bed. Everything hurt and just thinking about exercise was painful. I searched online for alternative pain relief options and I liked what I saw on Robert’s website, so I scheduled an appointment.

Robert began a combination treatment of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, which have really been working for me. Now, three months into my treatments, my pain levels have significantly decreased, my swelling has gone down, and my mobility has increased. I walk 2-4 miles a day; I’m able to sleep through the night; I’ve been pulling up carpeting in my home by myself, and I was approved for a hip replacement from which I recovered very quickly (I was walking without assistance after just three weeks!).

Acupuncture is definitely a whole body experience, and you have to be open to it. Robert addresses each of my needs and concerns; he concentrates on me as a person and I can ask him anything. Most doctors are specialists and will only treat one condition, but Robert’s treatment is global in scope. It’s been a wonderful experience and I plan to continue my treatments indefinitely.  – P.M.

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