Natural arthritis treatments is the topic of this page, and in it I will give you some information on alternative treatment for arthritis. Please keep in mind that there are many approaches including the natural remedy for arthritis, and all must be considered in terms of their safety and effectiveness.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is more of a general term for types of inflammatory conditions that affect different parts of the body, mostly the joints, but it can also affect the skin as well. Below are some of the major forms of arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Septic Arthritis
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Still’s Disease
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
How is it diagnosed?
Any treatment for arthritis whether conventional or natural must come after it has been properly diagnosed by a qualified practitioner, usually an MD.
The following are involved in diagnosing arthritis
- Physical examination
- Reported symptoms and medical history
- Medical imaging scans – x-ray, ect.
- Blood test and other diagnostic procedures
Alternative treatment for arthritis does not involve the risks of drug therapy, however the accuracy of the diagnosis is critical for determining which natural remedy for arthritis is appropriate.
How is arthritis treated?
Treatments for arthritis obviously vary with the type of arthritis diagnosed, but usually involve prescription drug therapy ranging from non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to biological response modifiers. Below are the major conventional treatment options
- Non steroidal inflammatory drugs
- Cox 2 inhibitors
- Topical analgesics
Diet and Arthritis
Any natural remedy for arthritis has to start with an understanding of how your diet can affect arthritis. The blood typing concepts pioneered by Dr. Peter D’Adamo are a good place to start, as the alternative food choices will help you avoid lectin based inflammatory responses to your diet.
Natural arthritis treatments
A natural or alternative treatment for arthritis could involve any number of nutritional, nutraceutical or therapeutic approaches to treating your arthritis. These approaches are non-toxic, non invasive, and in some cases very effective. It is possible for you to have arthritis, but be relatively free of symptoms and pain with the right approach.
Here are some natural approaches that you may find helpful and links to resources for more information on them.
- Frequency Specific Microcurrent
- Topical analgesics
- Blood Type Diet
- Cetyl Myristoleate
- Hyaluronic Acid
- MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
- Fish Oil
- Homeopathic preparations
To sum up…
Arthritis is one of those problems that many people believe they just have to live with. This is not true. It MAY be true that it can’t be “cured” in the technical sense of the word, because truthfully it is not a disease. However, you DO NOT have to live with the pain and limitation that arthritis causes.
You may need some combination of conventional treatment in addition to a natural remedy for arthritis. An alternative treatment for arthritis is a safe way to go, but always coordinate your treatment through a qualified practitioner such as an antiaging physician so your natural arthritis treatments work in synergy with other treatment options.