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Natural Arthritis Treatments

With the dangers of anti-inflammatory drugs we have put up pages about the most effective natural treatments for arthritis.

Chiropractic is 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 can help.

Cetyl Myristoleate is the one best natural supplements we have found for the treatment of inflammation associated with arthritis.


Cooling treatments lower body temperature in order to relieve pain, swelling, constriction of blood vessels


Craniosacral therapy 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.


Guided imagery 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

Heat therapy   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.

Massage therapy 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

Modified 3-8-2008
Information compiled from the National Institutes of Health 






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