Homeopathy, a great treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you’re looking for a natural and safe way to deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA), then you should consider homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy treatment is very effective at treating RA and has no negative side effects.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of autoimmune disease, which causes inflammation of the joints. The inflammation is often chronic, leading to the destruction of joint tissues in the body. And sadly, the pain doesn’t subside on its own.
Although rheumatoid arthritis can have many different symptoms, the joints are always affected. Rheumatoid arthritis almost always affects the joints of the hands (such as the knuckle joints), wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and/or feet. The larger joints, such as the shoulders, hips, and jaw may also be affected. The vertebrae of the neck are sometimes involved in people who have had the disease for many years. Usually, at least two or three different joints are affected on both sides of the body, often in a symmetrical (mirror image) pattern. The usual joint symptoms include the following:
- Stiffness: The joint does not move as well as it once did. Its range of motion (the extent to which the appendage of the joint, such as the arm, leg, or finger, can move in different directions) may be reduced. Typically, stiffness is most noticeable in the morning and improves later in the day.
- Inflammation: Red, tender, and warm joints are the hallmarks of inflammation. Many joints are typically inflamed (polyarthritis).
- Swelling: The area around the affected joint is swollen and puffy.
- Nodules: These are hard bumps that appear on or near the joint. They often are found near the elbows. They are most noticeable on the part of the joint that juts out when the joint is flexed.
- Pain: Pain in rheumatoid arthritis has several sources. Pain can come from inflammation or swelling of the joint and surrounding tissues, or from working the joint too hard. The intensity of the pain varies among individuals.
These symptoms may keep someone from being able to carry out normal activities. General symptoms include:
- Malaise (a "blah" feeling)
- Loss of appetite or lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Myalgias (muscle aches)
- Weakness or loss of energy
The symptoms usually come on very gradually, although in some people they come on very suddenly. Sometimes, the general symptoms come before the joint symptoms, and an individual may think he or she has the flu or a similar illness.
Factors that may increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Your sex. Women are more likely than men to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
- Age. Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, but it most commonly begins in middle age.
- Family history. If a member of your family has rheumatoid arthritis, you may have an increased risk of the disease.
- Smoking. Cigarette smoking increases your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, particularly if you have a genetic predisposition for developing the disease. Smoking also appears to be associated with greater disease severity.
- Excess weight. People who are overweight appear to be at a somewhat higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?
The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is based on a combination of factors, including:
- Morning stiffness that lasts at least one hour and has been present for at least six weeks;
- Swelling of three or more joints for at least six weeks;
- Swelling of the wrist, hand, or finger joints for at least six weeks;
- Swelling of the same joints on both sides of the body;
- Changes in hand x-rays that are hallmarks of rheumatoid arthritis;
- Rheumatoid nodules (lumps) of the skin
- Blood test that is positive for rheumatoid factor* and/or anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibodies
It is also important to note that not all of these features are present in people with early rheumatoid arthritis, and these problems may be present in some people with other rheumatic conditions.
In some cases, it may be necessary to monitor the condition over time before a definitive diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be made.
Homeopathy, a great treatment option for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Homeopathy can be beneficialcan beneficial for treat all those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex chronic disorder and needs to be evaluated properly before any prescription is made. HomeopathicAs Homeopathic treatment prescription is based upon careful analysis of the symptoms of the patients, it is a system of medicine that understands and treats the patient’s individualized disease characteristics and complete elimination of the disease from the root.
Homeopathy is also beneficial in those cases when a person is already taking allopathic painkillers for rheumatoid arthritis. It can gradually reduce the dependence on painkillers and then make the person feel the need to take it only in an emergency. After continuous and regular homeopathic therapy, dependence on painkillers would totally vanish. The Scope of homeopathic treatment in rheumatoid arthritis is very favorable. The time required for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is dependent on various factors, but the main thing is chronicity of the disease.
The Gibson study
Forty-six patients with rheumatoid arthritis were randomized to homeopathic remedies or a placebo. The remedies were selected according to traditional homeopathic principles to match each individual. Both groups were allowed to continue their conventional anti-inflammatory drugs.
Objective follow-up measurements were made by an independent assessor, noting the measured articular (joint) index, limbering up time, grip strength, and pain.
Significant improvement occurred in those treated with homeopathic remedies, but not in the placebo group. Within one year, 42% of homeopathically treated patients were able to stop all conventional pharmaceutical treatments (Gibson, 1980).
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