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Does Alternative Arthritis Medicine Provide Relief?

Feb 22, 2008
As life proceeds many of us begin to feel the wear and tear on our bodies, our joints may start to stiffen and certain movements become a little painful. It is still possible to live well and to go about our work in a nearly normal manner.

Arthritis is an inherited disorder, and while no permanent cure has of yet been established, people with the disease have lived in relative comfort for long periods of time. Arthritis is a broad term which covers a number of pathologies of the natural immune system, but they all have one thing in common-pain in the joints.

Unfortunately arthritis can take time to diagnose conclusively, resulting in long spells of suffering for victims before a correct diagnosis is made and the real. Is known.

The management of pain is paramount in controlling any form of arthritis. Pain is a subjective and often associated mental distress which in turn aggravates most different kinds of arthritis, sufferers of this disease may experience vicious cycles between mental tension and painful joints. While some people also suffer from progressive deformities of joints, distress from inflammation and internal injury, is more common..

Alternative arthritis medicine can address both these 2 aspects, reducing local inflammation and injury, and promoting mental wellbeing at the same time. Fortunately alternative arthritis medicine can be used in conjunction with modern drugs, however, it is advisable that the doctor responsible for a case be informed and has full and prior information about all forms of treatment.

Alternative Arthritis Medicine Comes In Many Forms

Mostly balms and lotions made from herbal extracts are the most popular forms of alternative arthritis medicine. They act as counter-irritants and can help to drain excess fluid away from swollen joints as well. These products for topical application are generally made from combinations of active herbal ingredients, and can be used safely several times a day. For more lasting effects some of the ingredients are taken internally in the form of tablets, capsules, or syrup. These and other forms of alternative arthritis medicine may also address aspects of mental wellness, helping patients deal with the pressures and stresses with which arthritis can be associated.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an important aspect of alternative arthritis medicine. For example there are a number of postures in Yoga which help to keep the joints supple and others which address aspects of mental calmness and cheerfulness as well such as meditation. Yoga is easy to learn under the tutelage of an experienced instructor if available, and some of the simpler postures can be learnt from books or through video.

Acupuncture, on the other hand, does need expertise, and specialized needles, this provides a highly effective way of managing acute pain,. Acupuncture is designed to correct and improve the flow of enegy through the body thus improving the bodies functionality and ability to repair damage caused.

As they say, prevention is better than a cure and the early adoption of yoga and meditation will help to prevent the onset of arthritis. However, a combination of , physical methods and herbal extracts should be used in tandem for best results from alternative arthritis medicine. .
About the Author
Author's Biography: Paul Courtney contributes articles to various publications pertaining to Alternative Medicine, Herbal Medicine for more information please visit http://www.alternatemedics.com
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