Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory conditions afflicting Canadians today.There are more than 100 disorders characterized by joint inflammation, stiffness, swelling and pain. The most common types are osteoarthritis (joint cartilage gradually breaks down) andrheumatoid arthritis (systemic disease causing severe pain and crippling).
People with osteoarthritis may have inherently defective cartilage that makes it vulnerable to normal wear and tear. This disintegrating process of cartilage over time leads to tiny pieces that break off and act as grains of sand in the joint, resulting in extremely painful inflammation.Consequently, the bones can rub together, the edges thicken and joint deformities may be seen.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develops when an overactive immune system attacks connective tissue a in the joints and other organs, causing inflammation and pain. Nutritionally this is best combated when levels of omega 3 are increased and levels of omega 6 are decreased. Vitamin C rich foods such as citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, melons, broccoli, peppers, potatoes and cabbage are beneficial.
Homeopathy is a viable and beneficial option for the treatment and management of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Homeopathy treats each patient individually therefore different treatment plans will exist from patient to the next suffering with arthritis including more generalized supplementation to work in tandem with the treatment plan. More about homoepathy……