Musculoskeletal complaints and arthritic conditions often require management by a number of different practitioners, and at MHHG we can offer massage, chiropractic and acupuncture as adjunctive treatments to herbal or dietary treatments.
Herbal and nutritional treatments for arthritic complaints effectively reduce inflammation and pain without causing the gastrointestinal or the pro-thrombotic (blood clot forming) side effects of some of the commonly used pharmaceutical preparations. The inflammation associated with some autoimmune connective tissue disorders affects tissues other than that of the musculoskeletal system and can increase the risk of other conditions. For example, patients with rheumatoid arthritis have and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some herbal and nutritional treatments can assist with reduction of the adverse effects of these inflammatory changes and many can be co-administered with drugs without causing adverse effects.
Pain and reduced movement associated with musculo-skeletal and arthritic complaints can be very debilitating for patients and greatly reduce quality of life. Acupuncture, as well as manual therapies such as chiropractic and remedial massage, can be very successful in reducing pain both immediately and in the long term.