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How to treat Gout with Acupuncture?

Gout treatment can be done naturally. There are many home remedies to treat gout, but acupuncture may be a good option. It is a traditional Chinese remedy that has been used for centuries. However, it is becoming more popular in Western cultures. Acupuncture is an ancient oriental treatment. It is used to treat a wide range of conditions, diseases, and ailments. To treat a patient, it involves carefully inserting very thin needles into certain points of the body. There are approximately 2,000 points around the body that can be used to treat acupuncture.


These points are chosen according to the patient’s condition. This must be done by an acupuncture specialist who is fully trained. How does Acupuncture work? Acupuncture is based upon the belief that each person has’meridians’ (or ‘energy channels’) that run through their bodies and correspond to each of their organs. This energy is known as ‘chi’. Practitioners of acupuncture have believed that illness and disease are caused by imbalances of the forces yin (or yang) in the chi energy.

This belief has been held since ancient times. Yin is the feminine force that represents passiveness and calmness. Yang is the male force that represents aggression and stimulation. Yin also represents cold, darkness and swelling. Yang can also be described as dryness, light and heat. Practitioners can increase or decrease the chi energy flow at specific points along the energy channels or even stop it altogether. This is done to restore the natural balance of yin/yang. They believe that this is the best way to treat any condition.

Treating Gout

What does this mean for treating gout? Gout was believed to be caused by eating too much. The ancient Chinese believed that excessive yin/yang balance caused gout. This led to heat buildup and ‘damping’ in the body. This could lead to problems in the kidneys or spleen.

Gout attacks are the result of these organs not functioning properly. To treat gout using acupuncture, needles must be inserted at the points along a Meridian that corresponds with those organs. Other needles are also placed at the affected joint. To perform these procedures, you must find a certified and trained acupuncturist. This ancient treatment is now more widely accepted in the West than ever.


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