If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right. Switch to Accessible Site

WARNING

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close [x]

RSS Feed

Posted on 10-30-2012

Acupuncturist in Kansas City Helps Gout Patients With Quick Relief

Suffering from a gout attack right now? Is your big toe swollen and painful to the touch? Are you guarding your big toe, ready to scream at the first person who bumps it?
Gout can be extremely painful, and results from an increase in uric acid in the body. Most commonly it attacks the joints of the big toe, but can show up in other joints as well.
I just took care of a gout patient yesterday, and they noticed improvement immediately after their treatment.
In my office we use the Acugraph to determine where the energy of your body is out of balance. Here is an example:

Commonly, I see the spleen meridian is out of balance when a person is experiencing a gout attack. As you can see above, the Spleen meridian (SP) is low as noted by the blue color.  
Using a combination of the Acugraph recommendations and clinical experience, I have seen many cases of acute gout attacks start to resolve before the patient has even left my office. The big toe joint is usually less swollen and less painful during the Acupuncture treatment, and continues to improve even after the patient has left my office.
In addition to receiving Acupuncture for an acute gout attack, it is always critically important that patients adjust their diet. High purine foods like shellfish, organ meat, red meat, sardines, anchovies and beer should be avoided. Water intake should also be drastically increased. I recommend 1 quart per 50 pounds of body weight per day.
I cannot stress enough the importance of dietary modification to help decrease the current gout attack as well as decrease the risk of future gout attacks
If a patient starts to have repeat gout attacks, they may have to go on a maintenance medication to avoid long term joint deformity and repeated painful gout attacks.
If you are looking for fast relief from the pain of an acute gout attack, give me a call at 816-842-3603!
Better Health (and less pain) is Just a Phone Call Away!

Kristine Baker, D.C.

Follow me on Twitter!
http://twitter.com/drkbaker

Eric said:

I agree, acupuncture is an ancient science that has been proved to be highly efficient in relieving pain and serious diseases through years. I have seen the live examples of the people getting cured from the pain and discomfort through acupuncture. Regards, Eric

2013-04-15 12:11:48

Post Comment

New Patient Special

To receive $50.00 off  your Initial Consultation and Exam,

fill in your information below or call us at 816-842-3603. 

THIS ---->https://drbakercares.chiromatrixbase.com/blog/b_20753_painful_gout_attack_acupuncture_to_the_rescue.html

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday10am6pm
Tuesday10am6pm
Wednesday10am6pm
Thursday10am6pm
Friday10am6pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10am 10am 10am 10am 10am Closed Closed
6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm Closed Closed

Testimonials

Newsletter Sign Up