The last few weeks, we have been highlighting several reasons for visits to Dr. Amy. Another common presentation is osteoarthritis. There are several natural anti-inflammatory options that can be extremely effective in decreasing discomfort associated with osteoarthritis, regardless of the joint(s) involved. Acupuncture, too, can greatly improve flexibility and decrease pain. This can be surprising for many, as we clearly aren’t altering the mechanical lack of padding that is occurring in the involved joint. What we are able to do is to decrease the inflammation around the joint, and decrease the pain signals that you are receiving. Dr. Amy has performed acupuncture on several hundred members here with great results. Osteoarthritis is the most common presenting complaint. Sciatica, anxiety, headaches, and sinus pressure also often respond very well to acupuncture. Please see the blog on DrAmyWhittington.com for other highlights!