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How Acupuncture Can Help Your RA

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Lotus in stone bowl, acupuncture needles on stone.
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Chinese traditional medicine, acupuncture diagram.
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What is acupuncture?


yin and yang, acupuncture needles, qi energy concept in alternative medicine.
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Background: traditional Chinese medicine


Doctor holding acupuncture needle.
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How the West sees acupuncture


Couple happily walking outdoors.
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The effects of acupuncture


acupuncture for wrist and hand pain.
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More on the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture


Preparing dinner with a smile.
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Acupuncture and RA


Skilled acupuncturist, no pain, no marks.
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Are there risks to acupuncture?


looking up acupuncturist on smartphone.
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How to find an acupuncturist


Paying concept, pulling money out of wallet.
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The cost of acupuncture


Acupuncturist consulting with patient.
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What to expect when you have acupuncture


acupuncturist performing her job.
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How does acupuncture feel?


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.