Different body therapies can help in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Some of the therapies listed in this section are known to help treat osteoarthritis because of their ability to increase blood circulation (like acupuncture), and some body treatments, mind-body therapies (like tai chi and yoga) can have physiological effects that go beyond simply increasing blood circulation.Treatments include:
Effect of Applications of Heat and Cold on Osteoarthritis
Application of Heat
Heat improves blood circulation to the affected area. Applying heat via warm soaks, paraffin, or heating pads can be very soothing. Most recommend that you apply the heat...
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Effect of Acupuncture on Osteoarthritis
Acupuncture has shown inconsistent benefit as a treatment for osteoarthritis.72,102,108,109,148,154,169,171,179,191,192,200
Before discussing the research evidence on acupuncture for...
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Effect of Chinese Medicine on Osteoarthritis
TCM is a whole-system of medicinal healing that originated in China. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and one-on-one consultations with a practitioner are among the forms of treatments utilized by...
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Effect of Tai Chi on Osteoarthritis
During this Chinese martial art form, the individual focuses both on mindful and slow physical movements coupled with an emphasis on breath and mental awareness. This relaxation technique can help...
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Effect of Yoga on Osteoarthritis
The practice of hatha yoga goes beyond exercise, however. Special breathing techniques are almost always part of the process; in fact, some forms of yoga focus primarily on breathing, and therefore...
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