Homeopathic Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain and damage to your joints. Medical treatment usually includes daily medications and sometimes injections. If you would rather not take medications for your disease, you have the option of homeopathic treatments. There are home remedies that you can try, vitamin supplements and herbal treatments that may be of some help, and exercises that can neutralize rheumatoid arthritis.
Eating a healthy diet including fruits, vegetables and whole grain products can help you to maintain a normal weight and improve your health. Regular exercise will help to tone your muscles surrounding your joints. Gentle exercise is best for people with arthritis. Tai chi is a therapy that combines deep breathing with gentle movements and stretches.
The application of heat can help relieve pain. You can soak in a hot tub or use a heating pad or hot pack. You can also use a cold application as it may numb the pain and ease muscle spasms.
There are things you can do to help you cope with your disease. You should try to maintain a positive attitude, rest when you need to or take a nap, let your family know how you are feeling or join a support group and be certain to take time for yourself to do something enjoyable.
There are a few nutritional supplements that may help with rheumatoid arthritis. They include essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6), vitamin E, copper, manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, flavonoids n-acetyl cysteine, niacinamide, DHEA, green-lipped mussel, probiotics and L-glutamine.
Some herbal medicines may help with symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. They include boswellia, uncaria, curcuma longa, bromelain, zingiber, bupleurum falcatum, deglycrrhinized licorice and aloe vera.
Consult your physician before trying a homeopathic treatment. There can be serious interactions between herbal medicines and those that have been prescribed by your doctor.