Natural Healing for Arthritis By Bret Mosher on April 16, 2013


San Diego Alternative Healing for ArthritisArthritis is a painful condition that results in uncomfortable swelling of the joints. Many patients come to Dr. Bret Mosher after they have had unsuccessful results with traditional medical treatment of arthritis. At Dr. Mosher’s practice, we offer our patients in San Diego functional medicine that allows us to treat arthritis naturally and successfully. Functional medicine is a term we use to describe the quality health care patients have come to expect from Dr. Mosher. Through functional medicine, Dr. Mosher seeks to not only treat the symptoms of a condition such as arthritis, but also to diagnose the cause of the condition through a series of diagnostic modalities that allow Dr. Mosher to evaluate a patient’s unique biochemistry. Through this approach, Dr. Mosher is able to give his San Diego patients arthritis treatment and the information they need to restore health to the body and allow it to perform at its optimal functionality.

Once a patient’s biochemistry has been obtained, Dr. Mosher can provide patients with natural remedies for conditions such as arthritis. The practice of Chinese medicine that Dr. Mosher follows includes a wide range of natural, herbal, and nutritional treatments. Even an act as simple as making appropriate changes to a patient’s diet can have a significant effect on the patient’s Qi (the natural flow of energy through the body). However, just a generic diet change will not be successful. Dr. Mosher can look at the patient’s unique biochemical structure and recommend any appropriate diet changes that can help restore the optimal flow of the Qi in order to restore health and energy and reduce pain. With his full body approach, Dr. Mosher will also consider how a patient’s Qi is being affected by emotion, lifestyle choices, and factors such as living and work environment.


One of the most well-known forms of Chinese medicine, and one used often at Dr. Mosher’s practice, is acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the stimulation of the body’s energy through the insertion of tiny needles at key points of a patient’s body. However, for our patients in San Diego, acupuncture will not necessarily involve needles. These points can also be stimulated through a process known as cupping (using suction cups in place of needles) or through moxibustion (the application of heat to acupoints). Both of these techniques also fall under the category of acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of physical and emotional ailments and is proven to be particularly successful in the treatment of arthritis. By stimulating specific acupoints, Dr. Mosher can help patients relieve pain and restore the optimal flow of energy throughout the body. Acupuncture is actually recognized by the World Heath Association (WHO) as an effective treatment for arthritis.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are suffering from the pain and discomfort of arthritis and would like to explore a more natural approach to healing the body, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bret Mosher to discuss functional medicine. You will be pleasantly surprised to see how functional medicine can relieve pain and restore energy and overall well-being. 

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