FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STOP SUMMER CHORES FROM BEING MORE THAN A "PAIN IN THE NECK"
Physicians Successfully Treating the Most Common Arthritic Disease with Medical Acupuncture
Working outside in the sweltering heat of summer can be a nuisance. Yet, washing the car, mowing the lawn and weeding the backyard garden, although boring, are relatively quick and easy tasks.
But to the 20.7 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, swollen and deformed fingers, feet, knees, hips, and spines can turn even the simplest summer tasks into more than just a pain in the neck. Aging, stress, and joint trauma can hasten the deterioration of joint cartilage in osteoarthritis sufferers, leaving the ends of the bone within the joint unprotected. The resulting swollen knees, morning stiffness, and muscle spasms can make it hurt to move. Even climbing the stairs can become a challenge.
Hiroshi Nakazawa, M.D., a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) with a private practice in Baltimore, M.D., uses medical acupuncture to relieve osteoarthritis pain, a treatment practiced by trained, licensed physicians that combines conventional Western medicine with acupuncture techniques.
"Medical acupuncture helps improve the natural mental and physical balance in the body within six to 12 sessions, and can decrease or eliminate dependency on pills, steroids and injections." said Dr. Nakazawa. "Inserting acupuncture needles into points on the body helps relieve local joint pain by increasing blood supply and releasing endorphins."
Dr. Nakazawa's osteoarthritis therapy also includes patient diet and exercise plans. "Weight control and a healthy, active lifestyle prevents added stress on weight-bearing joints and improves muscle strength and flexibility," he said.
Your audience would be interested to know the AAMA is the medical specialty society for physicians who integrate acupuncture with conventional Western medicine. They can also learn more about medical acupuncture and locate a doctor in their area by calling 800-521-2262 or by visiting the AAMA web site at www.medicalacupuncture.org.
Dr. Nakazawa and many of the AAMA's 2,000 member physicians in your area are available for broadcast and print interviews.
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