Homeopathy for arthritis: Treatments & Remedies

Posté par Team Marketing
le 01 Jan 1970

Today, 6 million Canadians have arthritis (or about 1 in 5 people). If you are living with arthritis, then you know the symptoms well. Fortunately, homeopathy for arthritis can help you to reduce painful inflammation to the dull aches or uncomfortable stiffness in the swollen joints, the pain and discomfort of arthritis can be chronic and debilitating.

And given there is no known cure, the question on everyone’s mind living with arthritis is: what can be done to reduce the pain and discomfort?

What are the treatments for arthritis?

There are several treatment methods available, and each comes with a unique list of benefits and limitations or drawbacks. One option is to consult a doctor and get prescription medication, often in the form of a painkiller. Another option is physiotherapy, aimed at increasing flexibility and maintaining healthy physical stature. A third option is to explore the naturalistic treatment methods: homeopathy for arthritis.

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an alternative approach to medicine that is based on using naturally occurring substances to treat health conditions. It was developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century. Homeopathy has since become a common modality for treating physical pains like rheumatoid arthritis by taking a holistic view of the entire individual. Homeopathic remedies are generally produced and sold as a pill, a capsule, or as a tincture.

Homeopathy key principles

Generally speaking, homeopathy is based on three key principles:

  1. The use of natural substances: Homeopathy is rooted in the use of naturally occurring substances – like flowers and herbs – as a form of treatment.
  2. Treat “like with like”: If a homeopathic remedy produces symptoms in a healthy person, then it is likely to help a sick person who has the same symptoms.
  3. Dilution: Homeopathic remedies are diluted in several stages until there are only trace remnants of the original molecule.

Why Choose Homeopathy for Arthritis?

So is homeopathy good for arthritis? While there is no single right answer for everyone, homeopathic remedies helped for years to reduce pain and swelling. 

There are several ways in which homeopathy can be used for reducing arthritic pain.

Minimal side effects

High dilution and small dosages mean homeopathic remedies tend not to produce severe (or several) side effects. According to a WebMD article, homeopathy has no known common side effects and only a small number of infrequent, less severe side effects like dry mouth or nausea.

Anti-inflammatory

Homeopathy remedies are often sought to treat inflammation caused by arthritic muscles and joints. There are several anti-inflammatory substances in nature – like eucalyptus or turmeric – some of which are used in homeopathy.

Not addictive

Homeopathy is an alternative to prescription painkillers because they are not addictive.

However, mixing prescription medication with a homeopathic treatment at home is not advisable without first speaking with a doctor or medical professional.

Can homeopathy cure rheumatoid arthritis?

Homeopathy cannot cure symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis – in fact, there is no cure for arthritis. Homeopathy for arthritis can help reduce the pain and discomfort caused by inflammation and muscle pain.

Consider an Integrated Treatment Approach

For many people, the key to treating arthritis is to create a treatment plan that works for them. Often, by combining prescription medication, like anti-inflammatory drugs, with a physical therapy practice and homeopathy for arthritis.

There is no single way to treat the pain and discomfort you experience with arthritis, but there are several treatment methods in the homeopathic tradition. When homeopathy for arthritis is used appropriately, and often in combination with prescription medications, it can greatly reduce the discomfort. Now let’s explore some of these remedies!

Arthritis and Homeopathy: Remedies to reduce inflammation and joint pain

Homeopathy for arthritis can do wonders for your joints and your whole body. Here are some of the most commonly used and best homeopathy remedies for arthritis.

Homeopathic medicine for minor bruises, sore muscles and inflammation

Arnica Pain Relief: this homeopathic medicine is made from a bright yellow plant that is often mistaken for the daisy flower. It has long been used for its medical properties, especially for minor bruises, sore muscles, and inflammation. These healing properties make it a popular and effective remedy for reducing arthritic pain and discomfort.

Price: $11.79

Dosage: apply 3 times a day or as needed to the affected area.

Homeopathic treatment for skin problems caused by rheumatoid arthritis

Arthflex by Homecan: this homeopathic medicine comes in the form of a liquid solution (otherwise known as a ‘tincture’). Arthflex is a compound made up of menthol, eucalyptus, and clove. When applied directly to an affected area of the skin, it can help reduce chronic pain and stiffness. It is especially effective for rheumatoid arthritis (RI).

Price: $26.75

Dosage: take 1 tablespoon, twice daily in the morning and before bed, on an empty stomach. Mix the tincture in a 1/2 glass of hot water or herbal infusion.

Homeopathy for skin wounds and osteoarthritis

Shark cartilage supplements: If you need relief from arthritic and rheumatoid pain and inflammation, shark cartilage may be what you need. Shark cartilage supplements are most often associated with counter cancer, but homeopathic practitioners also apply it directly on the skin to treat skin wounds and other symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Price: $22.24

Dosage: Take 3 capsules per day before meals and a few hours before or after taking other medications.

Aromatherapy to reduce stress and tension that causes inflammation

Lavender Pure Essential Oil: a popular choice in aromatherapy, the lavender pure essential oil has many properties that help you manage symptoms of arthritis as well. It calms the body, soothes the muscles, promotes healthy sleeping habits, and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Price: $6.19

Dosage: Take this essential oil by air diffusion, direct inhalation, during a bath or skin application.

Homeopathy for arthritis promotes well-being

Do you find that stress, fatigue, and lack of mobility are too prevalent in your life? And causing you to experience more inflammation and joint pain from arthritis? Then it may be time to explore a homeopathic remedy.

In helping reduce stress and inflammation throughout the body, homeopathy for arthritis, especially in knees, can affect physical and mental well-being. This type of holistic view of treatment might just make all the difference in reducing arthritis pain and increasing mobility and comfort in your day-to-day life.

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