Most people with joint pain are diagnosed with arthritis, which is a general term for a number of different conditions that involve swollen, painful and/or stiff joints. The two most common forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, which is an age-related degeneration of joints.
Anti-inflammatory drugs are the main weapon that conventional medical doctors prescribe for chronic inflammatory arthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and gold compounds; and steroid-based drugs such as corticosteroids and immuno-suppressive drugs are widely used for arthritis. Long-term use of these medications can produce side effects such as stomach irritation, gastritis and ulcers. That is the main reason for people seeking alternative natural therapy. Acupuncture with moxa and Chinese herbal medicine, with their thousand-year-old history, are the major health care modalities used to fight joint and musculo-skeletal disorders including arthritis.
Needle moxa is a special therapy used in arthritis. Moxa is applied on top of the needle , so the heat can penetrate from the needle directly to the joint. In order to revitalize and regenerate the joint. This is considered as an effective and drug free therapy for arthritis patient. Usually ten session is a course .