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Natural Remedies for Arthritis

Using natural remedies to treat Arthritis is becoming more common these days because people are finding that pharmaceuticals are either only partially effective or not effective at all.

 

People with arthritis are also realizing that they are causing themselves long term damage in other areas of their health due to the side effects of these prescription pain relievers.

 

Natural remedies for Arthritis have no side effects, and with patience, can be as effective as meds.

Never stop taking any medication suddenly. Taper it off slowly while replacing it with the natural remedy of your choice so as to avoid any possible complications. Work with your Health Practitioner on the best way to do this.

 


List of Natural Remedies that Treat this Condition

 

(Clicking on the underlined name of the remedy below will take you to the page that tells you specifically how to use it for this condition. It will open a new window.)

Some common natural remedies for Arthritis include:


  • Aloe Vera
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Flax Seed
  • Ginger
  • Omega 3 Oils
  • Wobenzym N

 

Symptoms

 

Symptoms of Arthritis include pain in the joints anywhere in the body accompanied by redness and swelling.

 

Usually the pain is worse while trying to move those joints or when any kind of stress or pressure is put on them. Eventually Arthritis can deform and swell the joints severely.

 


Causes

 

Osteoarthritis can have a number of causes such as:

  • Injury to the affected joint from earlier in life
  • A highly acidic diet, causing excess acidity in the joints
  • Being overweight, causing excess stress on the joints
  • Emotional and mental stress, again creating an acidic environment
  • Overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut, causing toxic build up which can attack the joints
  • Hormone and biochemical imbalance

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis can also have a number of causes, and although some may seem the same as Osteoarthritis, they for some reason make the body react differently for some people. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune malfunction that causes the body to attack your joints creating inflammation, pain and a loss of the tissue in the joints.


Some underlying causes may be:


  • Emotional and mental stress, again creating an acidic environment
  • Overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut, causing toxic build up which can attack the joints
  • Hormone and biochemical imbalance

 

Nutritional and Dietary Support

 

In addition to any of the remedies above, good nutrition plays a big role in natural remedies for Arthritis.

There are dietary suggestions for Arthritis that will help make your body a more Alkaline environment, taking the swelling and pain down a bit. This controls Arthritis already present and can also help prevent the onset of Arthritis as well.


Avoiding acidic foods is the biggest key to controlling Arthritis pain and inflammation. Please click here to find a list of Acid and Alkaline foods that will help you create a diet that's right for you.


It is especially important to avoid foods that are processed and/or full of sugar and/or chemicals.

Drink plenty of water (at least 64 ounces per day) and take fiber to regulate bowel movements. This helps to clean out any toxins in your system that add to the acidity of your body.


Another important addition to the other natural remedies for Arthritis is a daily dose of probiotics.

 

Probiotics are the healthy bacteria in your gut that keeps your harmful bacteria in check. It's all about the balance.

 

If your Arthritis is partly caused by an imbalance between these types of bacteria in the gut, then restoring a proper balance will be essential to recovery and symptom control.

 

If you are on any kind of antibiotics, please take probiotics to help restore that balance.



Additional Actions You Can Take

 

Other support for natural remedies for Arthritis can include:


  • Aromatherapy for stress relief
  • Body work such as massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, acupressure, and reflexology
  • Enzyme Therapy
  • Low impact exercise will increase blood flow and help reduce swelling and pain. Ask your health practitioner what kind of exercise will work for you specifically.