4 Natural Therapies for Arthritis You Can Try Now
If you're experiencing serious pain in your joints, it may be time to contact your doctor.
Arthritis is a degenerative disease that can affect the joints in your body. Osteoarthritis is often age-related and progressive. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered an autoimmune disease that can affect anyone of any age.
Thankfully there are natural remedies for arthritis sufferers can do at home or with the aid of a health care provider.
If you are looking for a holistic whole body approach, maybe consider coming in for acupuncture treatments to care for your arthritis.
Acupuncture is an ancient practice that involves using tiny needles pressed into the skin. While there is some debate about what the needles may actually do, there is no doubt that acupuncture may help limit the amount of pain arthritis sufferers feel.
Acupuncture has been around since ancient times. It has grown in popularity as the population has aged. Many people experiencing pain have turned to acupuncture or traditional Chinese medical services.
It may take several weeks for you to feel a difference in your pain. But it will be well worth that time.
2. Herbal Remedies
When trying to find the right way to treat your arthritis pain, consider trying some herbal supplements.
Plants have been used to treat aches and pains for millennia. Used correctly they may improve your quality of life. Consider discussing with your physician or naturopathic provider for the right kind of herb that may work best for your pain spectrum.
There are several herbs to try. Pain caused by inflammation may be improved with turmeric or frankincense. Evening primrose oil may help those with rheumatoid arthritis.
No matter what herb you try, always consult your healthcare provider for doses and uses.
3. Hot and Cold Treatments
Temperature variances are effective ways to treat pain as well. If your arthritis is acting up consider taking a hot bath or using a heating pad on the affected area. When using a heating pad be sure to not leave it on your skin for too long.
Cold compresses can help quite a bit too. But when using ice do not leave the compress on for longer than 15 minutes. Alternate during this time. Fifteen minutes on the skin, followed by 15 minutes off. This will ensure your skin is not damaged by the cold temperatures.
Alternating between two different temperatures can help decrease swelling and pain. This is commonly referred to as contrast hydrotherapy.
4. Consider What Lifestyle Changes to Make
Ultimately, managing arthritis pain comes down to lifestyle changes.
Changing your diet so you're eating more fruits and vegetables will greatly improve your pain scale. Now might be a time to get introduced to wild caught fish as well. Eating fish will give you the fatty acids your body needs to reduce pain and improve health.
Increasing your exercise regimen will also help limit the pain you feel.
Regular exercise will help keep your joints flexible. Consider taking up water aerobics or swimming for some low impact movement that won't harm your joints. Running is not recommended for someone with severe arthritis.
Try Natural Remedies for Arthritis
When considering the best way to treat your pain, consider trying some natural remedies for arthritis.
I specialize in treatments that will break you free from reliance on prescription or over the counter pain medications. There are many supplements to try that will give you a more natural approach to your pain treatment.
Consider contacting me for more information. We are sure to get you on the right and natural path to eradicating your pain.