Homeopathic Relief from Arthritis Pain by Jason Fleming
If you suffer from arthritis, you already know that this joint disorder creates symptoms of inflammation, stiffness, and pain. These symptoms can range from mild stiffness and discomfort to debilitating pain and significant loss of range of motion.
As a boy, I looked on with great dismay and a sense of powerlessness as a close family friend suffered from a debilitating case of arthritis. He tried everything conventional medicine had to offer -- from harsh drugs (some with awful side effects) to radical joint surgery. But none of these treatments stopped the advancing march of his arthritis.
Around the same time, I was seriously injured in a car accident. Conventional medicine saved my life by keeping my bodily systems functioning while I was in a coma, and putting me back together with state-of-the-art surgical techniques. However, after the acute trauma was past and side effects of certain drugs started to weigh heavier than their limited results, I began to explore natural health remedies to aid in my rehabilitation.
Homeopathy: Rapid and effective healing without dangerous side effects
That is when I discovered homeopathy, which uses all-natural and well-researched remedies to activate the body's own natural healing powers. Unlike many over-the-counter and prescription drugs, homeopathic protocols work by stimulating and rebalancing our immune systems to marshal our bodies own healing powers.
Some of the standard over-the-counter drugs commonly used for arthritis are naproxen, ibuprofen, and aspirin. The range of known possible side effects listed for these drugs includes: damage to the stomach and intestines, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, bloody stools and vomit, muscle cramping, seizures, open ulcers in the mouth and too many more to list here. For a complete list of possible side effects of these individual drugs, go to www.drugs.com, do a search for the drug, and scroll down to side effects.
Part of my deep interest in homeopathy is the fact that homeopathic remedies are not associated with dangerous side effects. This, coupled with the effectiveness of homeopathy, has led to its growth in the United States at a rate of 25-50% in recent years, making it the second most turned to choice for healing after conventional Western medicine.
Safe natural health remedies for arthritis
A few years ago, my grandmother started taking a new drug for arthritis. After taking this drug for several months, she suffered a minor stroke. She stopped taking it and a short while later the drug was pulled from the shelves for causing strokes. That's when she came to me seeking a safer, more effective approach to her arthritic pain. I provided her with a topical formula applied directly to her inflamed arthritic joints. Happily, while the lotion provides quick relief from localized pain and helps her stay active and healthy, she no longer has to struggle with potentially dangerous side effects.
My mom was also experiencing arthritic pain -- although not to the degree as my grandmother. I shared several homeopathic remedies with her as well as the topical remedy blend that worked for my grandmother. She, too, has found relief -- but is careful to use it only when the arthritis flares up. Unlike conventional medicine, homeopathic remedies stimulate the body's own chemistry to provide natural relief. In many instances only a few doses or applications are required. Some of the remedies I have seen used successfully for arthritis include Apis, Lithium Carbonicum, and Benzoic Acid.
Of course, the cornerstone of homeopathy is the constitutional remedy. While self-treatment thru the use of specific remedies will provide relief from symptoms, the most thorough approach is to visit a homeopathic practitioner who will work with you to uncover your body's unique constitutional remedy. This type of natural health remedy will naturally work on the root causes of your body's challenges, which will in turn work on the symptoms. Ultimately, the constitutional remedy will promote general well-being and provide overall balance. This natural, holistic approach to healing with homeopathy is extremely effective.
Take control of your natural health
Staying active and functioning well has been of enormous value to my mother and grandmother. And the fact that Homeopathy offers us an effective alternative to drugs with dangerous side effects, gives us a feeling of empowerment and confidence in taking charge of our health. If you suffer from arthritis, I encourage you to experiment with homeopathic remedies and to develop a relationship with a homeopathic practitioner. You just may discover that you can banish the pain from your joints without relying on potentially dangerous drugs or surgeries.
About the Author
Jason Fleming is a dedicated student, advocate, and practitioner of homeopathic medicine. As founder and CEO of Sympathical Pharmaceuticals, Jason is pushing the boundaries of traditional homeopathic knowledge by creating and testing homeopathic remedy combinations that enable people to get natural relief from a variety of common health conditions.