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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Acupuncture for patients in Seattle with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an autoimmune disease that is a type of arthritis of the spine. It causes swelling of the disks between the vertebrae of the spine and in the joints between the spine and pelvis. Unlike most autoimmune disorders, AS is more common and more severe in men. It is often hereditary or genetic. Early symptoms include back pain and stiffness and can start as young as late adolescence or early adulthood. Over time, AS can fuse the vertebrae together, limiting movement. The disease has no cure, but acupuncture can help to relieve the pain, swelling and stiffness and to slow the progression of the disease. At Awakenings Acupuncture, we specialize in treating Ankylosing Spondylitis with acupuncture in Seattle.

How Does Acupuncture Help Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat all types of medical conditions and is most popularly know for ffectively treating back pain. It is time tested, effective and a safe, as we use only sterile, single-use, disposable, hair-thin needles. In treating Ankylosing Spondylitis, acupuncture helps to:

• Increase spine and pelvic joint mobility
• Increase circulation of blood and lymph
• Reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain
• Promote relaxation

Acupuncture also reduces pain by releasing endorphins and serotonin. It is an effective pain relief treatment especially for patients with conditions like AS. Whether you are just starting to experience symptoms or if you have had AS for a long time, please consider our Ankylosing Spondylitis acupuncture service in Seattle.

Why Should You Come to Awakenings Acupuncture?

At Awakenings Acupuncture we provide effective relief from the symptoms of conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis in Seattle. Holly C. Berman, EAMP, Licensed Acupuncturist at Awakenings Acupuncture has been practicing acupuncture and Oriental medicine for over twenty years with a speciality in the treatment of autoimmune diseases like Ankylosing Spondylitis in Seattle.

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