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.
What is Arthritis?
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:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Juvenile arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
Symptoms of Arthritis
Whilst symptoms vary between the different Arthritis types, common symptoms include:
- Joint stiffness
- Joint cartilage damage
- Joint weakness
- Joint instabilities
Homeopathy for Arthritis
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.
Homeopathic Remedies for Arthritis
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.