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Natural Arthritis Treatment Methods
Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. Natural Arthritis Treatment MethodsSkeptics may scoff about their usefulness but natural arthritis treatment methods are extremely effective and very popular. More than 43 millionAmericans currently suffer from at least one form of arthritis. However, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine,more than 38% of these adults switched over to herbal and natural arthritis treatment methods to control the disease. Home remedies for arthritis werealso more popular with women and in age groups with higher levels of education and income. This showed that educated and affluent patients weremore willing to try natural arthritis treatments instead of conventional medicine.Popular Natural Arthritis Treatment Methods:To deal with the increasing interest, naturopaths are now promoting newer and better home remedies for arthritis that include an improved diet, herbalsupplementation, meditation and exercise.Improved Diet: What to Eat and What Not to EatDietary changes should be considered as the primary step in natural arthritis treatment as changing what you eat can really have a tremendous effecton your body. Researchers have noted that foods from the nightshade family contain compounds which make arthritic pain and inflammation worse.As a result, most naturopaths and rheumatologists recommend cutting down on tomatoes, potatoes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant and pimientos.These foods contain alkaloids which can cause joint pain flare-ups in arthritic patients. A few researchers have also recommended cutting out gluten,processed foods, preserved foods and polyunsaturated vegetable oils. To boost natural health and vitality, naturopaths recommend increasing the intakeof beneficial foods like extra virgin oil which contains good monosaturated fats to boost joint health. These fats contain antioxidants and polyphenolswhich are very useful for joint health. Other beneficial compounds for joint health include vitamin C containing fruits like grapefruits and strawberries,green leafy vegetables, beta-carotene containing sweet potato, carrots, apricots and bio-flavonoid containing berries.Spices: Cheap Natural Arthritis Treatment MethodsNatural arthritis treatment always includes the use of beneficial spices which can control arthritic pain. Spices like ginger are particularly useful as theycontain anti-inflammatory compounds that can reduce the swelling in joints and muscles. Fresh ginger can be brewed into tea or grated on top of foodand consumed raw. Cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, honey, turmeric, parsley and cloves are also considered to be very effective natural arthritistreatments.Herbs as a Natural Arthritis Treatment:Herbs like Thunder God Vine are also considered to be effective natural arthritis treatments. A liquid extract or a powder is easily available at herbalpharmacist and it can be applied to the skin as a poultice or be consumed as tea. Herbs like Boswellia and Ginseng are also considered good for jointhealth. However, herbal medicines do contain active compounds that may interfere with conventional medicine. We suggest you consult with you doctorbefore starting any type of natural arthritis treatment.Mediation and Exercise:Medication and exercise form an essential component of natural arthritis treatment. Most professionals recommend a gentle workout routine consistingof a 20 minutes walk, aquatic routines, indoor cycling, or gentle yoga to work out the joint and keep it functional. If you do not have access to a pool,warm paraffin or wax baths heated to about 83˚-90˚ F are also effective in keeping the joint warm and healthy. Doctors state that exercise can decreasepain and actually reduce the need for painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen.Natural arthritis treatment methods do work to control joint pain. However, individual reactions to the treatments may vary considerably. We do suggestyou consult with your Rheumatologist and a Naturopath before you start any kind of new herbal or non-herbal treatment.For more information on Home Remedies For Arthritis, including other interesting and informative articles and photos, please click on thislink:Natural Arthritis Treatment Methods

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