How to Manage Some Forms of Arthritis


Arthritis, a sometimes serious medical condition, affects the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Generally, the symptoms get worse with aging. But you can employ some methods to slow down the process down and release the pain.

1. Studies have shown diet proves very important for patients suffering from arthritis. Scientists found that a gluten-free vegan diet releases some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, improving the lives of those who suffer from it. Eating small amounts of cayenne pepper powder also helps release some of the pain arthritis causes, but only if you don’t have digestive problems.

2. People have traditionally used medicinal gold to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Your symptoms might improve after therapy with collodial gold or collodial gold mixed with collodial silver. Go to health food stores and look for supplements that contain medicinal gold. If you have dental fillings containing mercury, you should remove them since the mercury you’ll gradually ingest might make gold colloids ineffective.

3. Specialists associate rheumatoid arthritis with glutathione deficiency. Glutathione, an anti-oxidant naturally produced in cells, gets consumed every day through metabolism and all body functions and activities. Moreover, the production of glutathione decreases with age. Boost your glutathione levels by taking vitamin D supplements and exposing your body to sunlight. Sunlight can cause damage to the skin, but spend time in the sun when UV rays prove least harmful. For example, rest in the sun for a while in the mornings or afternoons, and always wear sunblock. Vitamin D supplements can also prove effective, but nothing replaces the body’s natural production of the nutrient. You joint inflammation will improve and you will experience less pain.

4. Avoid glutathione deficiency through your diet and treatment. Certain foods and drugs consume the glutathione in your body, such as caffeine, alcohol, acetaminophen or barbiturates.

5. Oil pulling, a traditional Indian medical practice, involves swishing oil in the mouth. Oil pulling can strengthen gums and teeth, preventing dental degradation. Try oil pulling therapy, as patients with arthritis tend to have more dental problems over time than people who don’t suffer from the medical condition.

6. Massage the painful joints and exercise regularly. Even you find it too painful to practice physical exercise, try to move your joints as much as possible to increase circulation. Gently massaging inflamed areas also helps with circulation and can reduce the swelling.

7. Consider using acupuncture. This alternative medicine method originated in ancient China and helps stimulate circulation while boosting the immune system so your body can better fight inflammation. Acupuncture also creates an overall state of relaxation and reduces pain. Find a qualified acupuncturist in your area and discuss possible treatment plans.

8. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new treatment or before undertaking a new type of physical exercise. Your doctor knows your medical history and can spot potential harmful treatments.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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