Acupuncture for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Sinha Medical Acupuncture in Delhi  India is using Acupuncture treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis for over 40 years with excellent results. It is a progressive disorder. Its progression can be significantly delayed with the help of medical Acupuncture, it may present as back pain or neck pain and stiffness. AS is considered to involve bones, joints and eyes (uveitis) but most of the symptoms are because of muscle stiffness. These are commonly ignored during course of conventional treatment.


Medical Acupuncture helps in Ankylosing Spondylitis  by

  1. Helping the patient’s immune system,
  2. Helping the muscles relax thus preventing scoliosis
  3. Increase blood supply to enhance healing process
  4. Enhances sensory nerves to increase body response to pathological damages

Most of the AS cases are associated with HLA-B27 positive gene. The commonest presentation is pain and stiffness in spine starting from neck down to sacrum. With passage of time the spinal bones (vertebra) start fusing resulting in loss of movement and abnormal curvature of spine e.g. Scoliosis (sideward bending) & Kyphosis (forward hunching). Sacroilitis is also commonly associated with AS.