Reumatoid Arthritis is a form of arthritis characterized by hot to the touch joints that are also red and painful. In Chinese medicine it comes under the heading of Hot Bi which means literally “hot painful joints”. the heat and swelling are signs of inflammation. We treat it by using points that clear heat. If the swelling isn’t gotten rid of, it can cause the joints to become deformed. If there is a joint that isn’t getting better by the usual treatment, I can use an electro-acupuncture technique that I have developed that gets rid of inflammation similar to cortisone but uses elictricity instead of chemistry. It also doesn’t have some of the downsides as cortisone. You can do it as much as needed.