Rheumatism, or rheumatic disorder, is a non-specific term for medical problems affecting the joints, muscles, tendons and/or connective tissue, such as rheumatoid arthritis, muscular rheumatism, and osteoarthritis. The chance is high that you know someone in your direct network that has a form of rheumatism.

Common symptoms are pain, stiffness and fatigue. Acupuncture can have a positive effect on these so-called secondary characteristics.

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach, focussing on the person as a whole. The overall energy balance will be observed in each patient with a form of rheumatism. Scientific research has shown that acupuncture can be effective in reducing stiffness and pain. Also Chines herbs, like Lingzhi, can improve the disorder.