Alternate Treatments for Handling Rheumatoid Arthritis


fruit and veg            herbs and spices

I’ve included only some of the herbs and spices it is possible to integrate into your daily life for handling rheumatoid arthritis. But natural treatment for RA doesn’t halt at only herbs and spices. Here are a few other  natural treatments which are complementary to your very own treatment:

Exercise: You may not feel like exercising when your joints hurt, but exercise is the key to complete healthful living. Exercise can help preserve muscles, increasing your range of movement, that might be restricted by rheumatoid arthritis and keeping you powerful. But remember that only special exercises should be performed; avoid actions like jogging on side-walk and instead choose for milder exercises, including stretches, swimming and water aerobics. These offer less wear and strain on the joints.


swimming exercise class

Seek assistance from a physiotherapist or occupational therapist if you’re uncertain of the type of exercises you should perform. They are able to help ease you into movement.

Heat and cold: Treating rheumatoid arthritis can not be quite dissimilar to treating an injury. Using a hot and chilly pack can help bring down inflammation and ease tight muscles. Keep cold packs in the freezer and remember to put them back when you have used them. Use the wheat pillows that can be heated to bring comfort. Again, don’t forget to keep them where you can find them. A note on the fridge door will jog your memory about using these simple aids.

Magnets: We’re not always referring to the magnets which you stick with a magnetic charge in your fridge, but instead necklaces or bracelets. Magnets may help relieve pain. Many people swear by their copper bracelets. Certainly worth giving them a try. Dont forget to clean them now and again though as your body’s nature acidity comes out through your sweat and can discolour the bracelet.

Rest and relaxation: Getting good quality sleep is an important natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. If you have any sleep problems at all, read ‘Night School’, a great book on sleep improving techniques. Try taking a rest during the day to counter the effects if you didn’t sleep correctly overnight. Additionally, practicing relaxation techniques like breathing exercises help you escape the pain, it can not only reduce stress and clear your head but also gives a great boost of oxygen to your body..

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment where needles are inserted into your skin to encourage the movement of energy. It has been proven to help increase blood flow and relieve pain. Acupuncture might very well be a workable alternate choice in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Massage: Massages are amazing in a great number of ways. They foster circulation, but they are able to also encourage relaxation and relieve muscle tension. Choose a rubdown if you’re not in an excessive amount of pain but listen to your own body. It can wind up feeling worse rather than better, if your muscles are feeling overly stressed. Don’t have a deep massage at first; ask for a gentle lymphatic massage to help with circulation.