Treating gout naturally is on the increase. But when thinking of a way to cure gout naturally, most people would probably never think of using acupuncture, but instead would look for the usual herbal and homeopathic natural home remedies.
Here, you’ll discover a short summary of what it is, and how it is used to treat gout.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese remedy that uses very thin needles that are inserted into specific points that exist along ‘energy channels’ that these practitioners believe everyone of us has in our bodies.
There are about 2,000 or more of these known points which have been ‘mapped’ throughout the human body.
Acupuncturists believe that, by inserting their special needles at particular points, they are able to increase, decrease or stop the flow of ‘chi’ energy in these channels.
By doing this they believe they are able to restore the body’s natural energy balance (yin and yang) which is required for good health.
In terms of gout, they believe that gout is caused by eating a too rich diet, so upsetting the natural yin / yang balance and leading to kidney and spleen problems. So they target and place acupuncture needles at points along the energy channels that correspond to these organs. They also insert needles at the local point of pain, for example the foot.
Many gout sufferers have reported positive results by using acupuncture. Bear in mind that the procedure has to be carried out by a qualified professional. And you should be able to find plenty of candidates near you, as this ancient treatment is now much more widely accepted in the West.
Now, of course, acupuncture isn’t for everybody, and, it can be expensive over time, so if you wish to treat gout naturally using other means then you need to seek out all the other natural remedies out there and find what works best for you.
I’ve had recurring gout most of my adult life but haven’t had a gout attack for 10+ years now. Whether this is your first gout attack, or you’ve had multiple flare-ups, the content on here will, hopefully, set you on the road to being gout-free too.