Use of homeopathic remedies is on the rise by Arthritis patients looking for a break from chronic, painful persistent symptoms. A professional Homeopath can guide you to choose a remedy to treat your Arthritis as well as address any underlying causes that may be exacerbating the symptoms. Read on to find out more.
The term Arthritis refers to a collection of musculoskeletal system conditions that affect the joints (where two or more bones meet).
The most common forms of Arthritis include:
Whilst symptoms vary between the different Arthritis types, common symptoms include:
Whilst science is yet to provide the evidence, Homeopathic remedies have been anecdotally reported in effectively relieving Arthritis symptoms when used in conjunction with traditional medical care.
Homoeopathy is a system of remedies that are based on the belief that tiny amounts of natural substances can be used to stimulate the body’s own defenses against a disease, in this case, arthritis
A professional Homeopath will always consider the Arthritis patient’s constitutional type, physiological make up, emotional state and level of well being before going ahead and prescribing a remedy. They will always assess the patient as a whole to determine the most appropriate, tailored healing approach for the individual.
Commonly prescribed homeopathic remedies for Arthritis may include:
Aconitum – Helpful in treating rheumatic subjects with anxiety, fever and restlessness.
Actea spic – Effective in reducing pain and swelling caused by Arthritis centered in the hands and feet.
Apis mellifica – Useful in reducing Arthritic swelling and pain.
Arctium – Effectively treats and relieves joint pain, colalgia and neuralgia.
Arnica montana – Assists Arthritis patients who are in denial about their condition. Also effectively treats rheumatoid arthritis related to damp, cold conditions.
Belladonna – Effectively relieves Arthritic pain that strikes suddenly. Also helpful in relieving red and swollen joints, and sharp pain that is related to getting cold and wet.
Berberis vulgaris – Effective in the treatment of chronic synovitis of the knee.
Bryonia alba – Useful for Arthritis pain that is made worse with movement, with the affected area potentially sensitive to touch.
Calcarea carlionica-ostrearum – Useful to those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis affecting the shoulders and upper back, which is particularly made worse with damp or wet conditions.
Chamomilla – Useful in the treatment of severe Arthritis pain, especially in restless or angry patients.
Cimicifuga racemosa – Useful to patients who experience pain more in the muscles than bones.
Dulcamarta – Effective in the treatment of cold or wetness-induced subacute rheumatism.
Kalmia latifolia – Effective in the treatment of acute non-febrile rheumatism with migratory pains.
Mercurius – May help reduce pain and swelling of joints, night-time symptoms, profuse sweat and pericardial complications.
Mercurius sulphuricus – Especially effective when used to treat rheumatic synovitis.
Pulsatilla nigricans – Useful for Arthritis patients who experience pain worse with heat (and improvement in the cold).
Rhus toxicodendron – Useful in treating depression, apprehension, a lack of movement, pain and stiffness in patients.
Sulphuricum – Useful for nighttime Arthritic pain.
If you are interested in more information on how Homeopathy may help Arthritis, please consult a professional Homeopath.
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