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Natural Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Fewer flare-ups mean less pain & more freedom.  We help you get there fast with our 100% natural therapies – including guidance on nutrition and supplements. All WITHOUT expensive lab tests and WITHOUT overwhelming elimination diets and supplement regimens.

Because YOU deserve to have a fulfilling, active, and energetic life.

Our unique blend of natural therapies will help you with all the symptoms associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis, including:

  • Swollen, painful joints 

  • Dry eyes and mouth (Sjogren’s syndrome)

  • Stiff and sore joints and muscles

  • Rheumatoid nodules

  • Fatigue

  • Body aches

Why patients love our Rheumatoid Arthritis
treatment program:

 

  • It’s incredibly safe

    Acupuncture along simple dietary modifications and targeted supplements are proven to be safe and effective for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • Proven results

    We have been able to help many people who present with pain, stiffness, swelling and other symptoms associated with Rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown that acupuncture reduces pain, decreases inflammation and improves quality of life in people suffering RA.

  • It’s fast

    Our experience treating pain over the past years means we know how to get you feeling better quickly and efficiently. Patients often report significant improvement in symptoms within days, not weeks or months.
     

  • Lasting results

    Because our treatment program strengthens the immune system itself, along with all supporting body systems, the effects of the treatment last a long time and even when the symptoms come back during a flare up, they are easily corrected and your body response is faster.
     

How our Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment plan helps you feel better fast.

  • Acupuncture is proven to suppress pain.

    MRI studies have found that acupuncture activates pain suppression in the brain. The therapeutic effects of acupuncture are accumulative and repeated exposure to acupuncture leads to longer-term suppression of pain.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1997288/

  • Acupuncture calms the immune system.

    Acupuncture has been demonstrated to regulate immune response and since RA is an autoimmune and inflammatory disorder, it can help regulate the immune response and produce anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Acupuncture heals the joint tissue. 

    Acupuncture increases blood flow and improves microcirculation in the joints. With more blood, there is more nourishment to the joints and surrounding areas which helps them heal faster.
     

  • Targeted nutritional supplements reduce excessive inflammation and help joints heal. 

    We will ensure that we carefully choose the right supplements to reduce damaging inflammation and at the same time infuse the damaged area with critical nutrients that support healing and optimal function.

  • Results are accelerated with simple dietary and lifestyle changes.

    We have simplified protocols that are sustainable over the long term. No hardcore diets or 40 pills a day supplement routines. Once you feel the positive changes in your body, you will never want to go back to your old habits again.
     

Why our Natural treatment for  Rheumatoid Arthritis
works so well…

  • We address the root cause.

    Our process includes finding and attacking the root cause of your Rheumatoid Arthritis This is why so many have found relief with our treatments, even though other therapies have failed. Even those with a long history of inflammation have found significant relief.

  • We use an all natural approach your doctor doesn’t know about.

    You may have heard from your doctor that the only way to treat is with strong medications and you have not found any relief with conventional treatments or you just don’t want to receive that type of treatment because of the side effects. We have found that many people who don’t respond well to conventional treatments often respond very well to our natural approach.
     

  • We awaken your body’s natural healing system.

    Despite what you have led to believe that your body is broken and that you will never be able to be pain-free there is hope. Your body never forgets how to heal itself and our natural approach will reactivate your body’s own capability to heal itself by making its own anti-inflammatory substances and painkillers.

  • We keep it simple and results are quick.

    Feeling better and fighting inflammation in your body does not have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple, targeted lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies, are a very clear and concise way to attack the problem head-on, and patients often see less pain and improved energy and appetite within DAYS, not WEEKS or MONTHS.
     

Our powerful combination of powerful therapies include:

  • Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s innate healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help you heal faster.

    Gentle Acupuncture

  • Cupping is a technique that uses small glass or plastic cups that create suction on the skin. It increases blood flow, loosens muscles and helps alleviate pain helping the body on its own natural healing process.

    Cupping

  • Gua sha or skin scraping is a technique that uses a specialized tool to rub or scrape the skin with the intention of increasing blood flow, break scar tissue and reduce pain and inflammation.

    Gua Sha

  • Moxibustion is the use of the dried herb mugwort or Artemisia argyi. This herb is burnt close to acupuncture points or areas of the body. This creates a warmth that penetrates deeply stimulating blood flow, reducing inflammation and swelling.

    Moxibustion

  • When your nervous system is calm, the hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means a more focused mind, a more resilient immune system, less inflammation, better circulation, and optimal nutrient absorption.

    Relaxation & Stress Reduction

  • Herbs simultaneously cure and strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat many inflammatory and pain conditions.

    Herbal Medicine

Here is how we help you with Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • 1.

    Free Initial Consultation

    At your free initial consultation, you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your case, your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

    Learn more about the FREE CONSULTATION

  • 2.

    Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan

    Once your free consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack.

  • 3.

    Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution

    Depending on your case, you will return twice a week to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results:

    - Less or no pain

    - No stiffness

    - Better sleep

    - Decrease swelling

    - Better movement

    - More energy

    - Better appetite

    - Decrease the size of your rheumatoid nodules
     

    You’ll also receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your nervous system is rebalancing to reduce inflammation and improve circulation.

     

  • 4.

    Transitional Care As Things Stabilize

    Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits.  Initially, you’ll come every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, then you will no longer need regular treatments. Because RA is a chronic condition, you might need to come back if you have a flare-up.

     

    Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.

  • 5.

    Taking Care Of Your Friends and Loved Ones

    We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work. So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.

Common Questions and Answers

Does it hurt?


We use very thin needles and they are inserted with a very gentle technique. Often you will not feel when needles are inserted.




How long does it take to see results?


Many patients see results after the first treatment. Acupuncture instantly induce the release of natural painkillers and endorphins, which are the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes. Treatments do build upon itself. The more treatments you get, the better you will feel.




Will I have to keep coming forever?


The vast majority of patients don’t need long-term maintenance. Once their condition is resolved, it stays that way. However, since RA is a chronic condition, occasional tune-ups might be required and treatments will be needed during flare-ups which are going to be less frequent and less intense.




Is natural medicine REALLY powerful enough to help my RA?


Absolutely, natural medicine actually helps your body make more of its own medicine, which is more powerful and potent than any man-made medicine.




How many treatments will I need?


The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your age, your overall health, and for how long have you had your symptoms. Because your situation is unique, we will be able to tell you more about this after you do your free consultation.





Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 480-243-2453 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

 

*Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

AN UNPARALLELED TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Over the past years, my husband and I have used the professional services of Karla on many occasions and for many different conditions.  We have found she has a true concern for her patients. She takes time to listen and then treats the problem(s). In each case, Karla did extra research to check the latest treatments and then proceeded to further treat us. The result has always been positive. We have both agreed that she treats you for a period necessary to show results and then releases you, rather than keep you coming back as some other practices do. Thank you, Karla, for your concern and the use of your hand in a tender way when inserting needles. It is often that we will say..."have you put a needle in?"...since we felt no pain or insertion. We will certainly be back whenever her skills are called for.”

Barbara and Bob G.— Chandler, AZ

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10752 N 89th Pl, Suite 209A Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 243-2453

info@aliviaacupunctureaz.com

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