Proven methods like herbal medicines, juicing, acupuncture and massage are all notes of hope for a disease that is virtually untreatable in many cases.
Currently the number one reason for disability claims in the United States, arthritis is an ancient disease that has been around as long as humans have had joints to ache.
In fact, it’s not just a human ailment. Researchers believe that even the dinosaurs experienced arthritis and the array of debilitating symptoms that it can cause.
Literally, arthritis means “joint inflammation,” and there are over 100 different types of the disease with a huge range of symptoms and medicinal treatments, all of which are very mildly effective, especially during a flare up of the disease.
What is a person supposed to do when medicine is failing and symptoms are persisting? Natural remedies have proven throughout the centuries to be among the most effective ways to treat arthritis and keep a person pain free for up to years at a time.
So what are these magical natural ideas that can conquer modern medicine? The first is quite obvious. Move and lose weight.
Exercise and movement keep inflamed joints fluid and help stop them from freezing up. Although fitness is not a cure, it can certainly affect overall well-being, and being healthy is going to make any disease less prominent.
Another proven method of treatment is acupuncture, especially in cases where the arthritis is affecting one single joint. It has an advantage over ingested medicines in that there are no unwanted side effects.
Vitamins and minerals are another huge factor in naturally treating arthritis without prescription medications. Plant minerals are some of the primary players.
For example, colloidal silver and gold are two that seem to really have a following in the arthritis arena. MSM, glucosamine, chondritin, magnesium and calcium have also proven to treat arthritis, and they are sometimes even prescribed by physicians.
Juicing has been taking the world by storm and many juices are super anti-inflammatory agents that have proven to be highly successful when it comes to arthritic pain. Two glasses of cherry juice daily is a particularly efficient treatment, and celery, carrot and potato juices are useful drinks to treat inflammation in the joints, too.
Among herbal remedies, the leafy Indian vegetable Bathua is recommended as a daily supplement. One juiced tablespoon daily on an empty stomach will reduced the severity of flare ups. Other highly recommended herbs include feverfew, oregano, mustard seed and cayenne pepper, to name a few.
Essential oils offer yet another way to treat an arthritis flare-up naturally. Used topically and massaged into the area where pain is present, five drops of essential oil of ginger in 20 drops of a carrier oil such as wheat germ or almond oil will help soothe painful joints while providing an aromatherapy effect.
So for those who suffer from the pain of arthritis, there is certainly plenty of hope. From healthy eating and natural remedies to good old-fashioned exercise, keep trying different combinations till just the right treatment is found.
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