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Arthritis

Acupuncture & Herbalist located in Shrewsbury, NJ

Arthritis services offered in Shrewsbury, NJ


Arthritis is a common cause of chronic pain that significantly affects quality of life. At Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, doctor of acupuncture and herbal medicine Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, provides minimally invasive, evidence-based care for arthritis. To find out more about how acupuncture and herbal medicine can help your arthritis, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term that describes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in a joint. Joints form the connection between two or more bones and help you stand, walk, bend, and write. 

 

You can develop arthritis in any joint, and the pain and stiffness can affect your daily life. Arthritis worsens over time and is a common cause of disability.

 

Acupuncture Health Services provides minimally invasive, evidence-based treatments for arthritis. 

What are the types of arthritis?

Arthritis is an umbrella term that includes many conditions that cause joint pain and inflammation. Common types of arthritis Dr. Beys treats at Acupuncture Health Services include:

Osteoarthritis (OA)

OA is the most common type of arthritis. It’s a degenerative joint condition that occurs due to the wearing away of the cartilage that separates the bones in the joint. Without the cartilage, the bones rub together, causing inflammation, pain, and stiffness. 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune condition that causes joint pain and inflammation when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the lining of the joint. This type of arthritis is less common than OA but can cause permanent joint damage when left untreated.

What can I expect during an arthritis consultation?

You can expect patient-centered care when you visit Acupuncture Health Services for an arthritis consultation. Dr. Beys is an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist and uses these complementary therapies to enhance your overall health.

 

Dr. Beys reviews your symptoms, medical history, and the types of medications and supplements you take. He performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the joints that cause pain and discussing the therapies that can help your arthritis. 

What complementary therapies can help my arthritis?

Dr. Beys uses acupuncture, cupping massage, and herbal medicine to treat arthritis.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific areas of the body to trigger a physiological response that reduces pain and boosts well-being.

Cupping massage

Cupping massage is a form of therapy that uses localized suction to improve circulation to a specific area. Improving blood flow to areas of disease or inflammation boosts natural healing.

Herbal medicine

Dr. Beys holds a doctorate in herbal medicine and uses various herbal formulas to reduce pain and inflammation, improving quality of life. 

 

For an alternative approach to your arthritis, call Acupuncture Health Services or schedule an appointment online today.

Notes:

References:

https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/types.html

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/arthritis-and-complementary-health-approaches-science 

https://medlineplus.gov/arthritis.html 

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Service 3: Asthma & Allergies

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It’s not unusual for people with asthma to also suffer from allergies. When you have asthma and allergies, proper care for both conditions is best for controlling symptoms. Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, is an acupuncturist and herbalist who provides minimally invasive evidence-based treatments for asthma and allergies at Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Dr. Beys’ treatments ease symptoms and improve quality of life. To find out more about asthma and allergy care at Acupuncture Health Services, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

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What are asthma and allergies?

Asthma and allergies are two distinct chronic health conditions.

Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airway in the lungs, making it hard to breathe. 

 

Asthma is common and affects everyone differently. However, it requires ongoing medical monitoring and care to manage breathing and prevent asthma attacks.

Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system attacks a generally-safe substance it mistakenly considers harmful. The immune system response triggers the release of chemicals that cause allergy symptoms like an itchy nose, watery eyes, or hives.

 

Some allergies trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. 

Why do asthma and allergies occur together?

It’s not uncommon for people with allergies to also suffer from asthma. Asthma has many triggers, including irritants that cause allergies like pollen, pet dander, and food. When your allergies trigger your asthma symptoms, you have allergy-induced asthma.

What can I expect during an asthma and allergy consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation when you visit Acupuncture Health Services for an asthma and allergies consultation. 

 

Dr. Beys is an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist. He knows there are no cures for these chronic health conditions and offers complementary therapies that manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

 

Dr. Beys asks detailed questions about your asthma and allergies, including the severity of symptoms and current treatments. He also reviews your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take.

What therapies benefit asthma and allergies?

Dr. Beys uses complementary therapies to help his asthma and allergy patients. Some of the therapies he offers include:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the strategic placement of thin needles into the body to create a physiological change that benefits health and wellness. Research shows that adding acupuncture to traditional treatment for asthma and allergies improves quality of life.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy uses heated cups that form a suction on the skin, increasing circulation to the area. Dr. Beys may suggest cupping therapy for asthma and allergies to improve your general sense of well-being.

Herbal medicine

Dr. Beys is an experienced herbalist and may provide an herbal formula to manage general health and well-being that benefits your asthma and allergies.

 

To find out more about the evidence-based therapies that may help your asthma and allergies, call Acupuncture Health Services or schedule an appointment online today.

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