Natural Arthritis Treatments
With the dangers of anti-inflammatory drugs we have put up pages about the
most effective natural treatments for arthritis.
a therapy that focuses on the relationship of the spinal column to the nervous system and
on its effects in maintaining good health. While many push this as an
arthritis treatment there is little or no real evidence that Chiropractic
is the one best natural supplements we have found for the treatment of
inflammation associated with arthritis.
lower body temperature in order to relieve pain, swelling, constriction of blood vessels
is a holistic, hands-on technique involving gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull,
the underlying meningeal membranes, and the nerve endings in the scalp.
Feldenkrais method is a mind/body
integration technique that uses movement to enhance the communication between the brain
and the body.
The technique of guided imagery focuses the power of the mind on some aspect of the
workings of the body in order to cause a real, positive physical response
or heat treatments are applications of
therapeutic thermal agents to specific body areas experiencing injury or dysfunction.
Hypnosis is a state
described as sleeplike. It is usually induced by another individual for the purpose of
tapping into the unconscious mind. There is some evidence that it can help
with the pain associated with arthritis but not much.
is a manual means of rubbing and kneading soft tissues of the body to stimulate
circulation and promote relaxation of muscles. There is a growing amount of
evidence that this can be an effective type of natural treatment for the
pain associated with arthritis and other pain conditions.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Every year there is new research that shows that omega
3's are one of the most effective natural ways of controlling pain and
inflammation associated with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Osteopathy is a
system and philosophy of health care that separated from traditional (allopathic) medical
practice about a century ago. It places emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, hence the
name--osteo refers to bone and path refers to disease.
Qigong A Chinese system of physical
training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic health care
Reiki is a holistic
alternative therapy based on Eastern concepts of energy flow and the seven chakras (energy
centers) in the human body