Saturday, December 30, 2006

Arthritis Natural Treatment

Arthritis Natural Treatment by Dr John Anne

In Ayurveda, we can compare Arthritis to Vathavyadhi. Vatha means Vayu. Vatha vyadhi is two types. They are Vatha eva vyadhi and vathad vyadhi.

Vatha eva vyadhi; vaayu itself gives rise to different types of pains when aggravated, the ailment is vatha eva vyadhi.

Vathad vyadhi; other doshas and dooshyas are vitiated by Vaayu to produce diseases in the entire body or parts is called Vaathad disease.

Vitiation of vaayu in joints causes oedema of the joints, pain while movements like extension and contraction of joints.

Symptoms and Signs (Roopam)

Joint stiffness, pain in bones and joints, contraction of body Parts, spasticity of hands, backside of body (prishtam),and head, Atrophy of upper and lower limbs, hunch back, sleeplessness, Twitching sensation, numbness in the body, splitting pain, pricking, pain, throbbing pain, piercing pain, head ache, stiffness of chest region and neck, oedema over joints, immobility, painful movements, Loss of foetus, semen and ovum and similar other symptoms.

Causes (Hethu)

Due to the intake of more cold ,dry and very less or more light foods or not taking proper food; excess sexual intercourse, not sleeping properly at night; excess fasting, swimming, heavy excercises, hard works, excess elimination of doshas and dhathoos, Loss of dhathoos like over bleeding, suppressing the natural urges, Improper therapeutic measures, excess fear, grief, worries, anger; overthinking; sleeping over uncomfortable beds, daytime sleeping, due to aama, traumas, injuries over marmas; excess riding over Elephants, camel, horses and falling from those animals; elimination of Dhathoos during the treatments like rektha-moksham etc aggravates vaayu.

Diseases caused by vaayu are innumerable. But principal Ailments caused by vaayu are eighty in number and are classified on the basis of their different locations.

General treatments:

* Snehanam - oleation therapy
* Swedanam- fomentation
* Sodhanam- elimination of vitiated dosha
* Samanam - rectification

Snehanam can do internally and externally. Internal is the intake of medicated or non medicated oils, ghees, majja (bone marrow) and vasa(muscle fat).

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External snehanam is abhyangam, kayasekam etc.

After snehanam, swedana therapy have to give. Swedanam is like naadee swedam, kaaya sekam with warm oil or medicine, pinda swedams like pathra potala swedam, choorna pinda swedam, etc we can give to the patient.

In oorusthambham (spasticity of thighs); a disease in vaatha vyaadhi, we should not give snehanam and swedanam just like in another vaatha vyaadhi. Here kapha is aggravated and associated with medas (fat).

In sodhanam purgation we can give.

If the patient is durbalan (weak), instead of purgation we can give vasthi chikilsa with ghee, with paachana deepana ingredients.

Some of the medicines:

* Nirgundi thailam
* Moolika thailam
* Sahachara thailam
* Bala thailam
* Rasna thailam
* Guggulu thikthaka ghritham
* Dasamoola ghritham etc.

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Herbal Remedy Guide For 25 Herbs To Treat Arthritis

Herbal Remedy Guide For 25 Herbs To Treat Arthritis by Kevin Birch

For many men and women, arthritis is a life-altering disease. Swelling of the joints, which causes stiffness and pain, isn't reserved for the over 60 crowd - it also affects many children in the world, which is why herbal remedies are gaining in popularity.

Alfalfa is commonly used for arthritic treatment, because the tea remedy is effective when taken for two to three weeks with a seven to ten day break between consumption.

The herb Angelica is another arthritis treatment because it contains anti-inflammatory constituents and muscle relaxants as well as natural pain-relievers. This herb is used in a tea concoction as well, with the same frequency and breaks as the alfalfa remedy.

Black cohosh, an American Indian herb used in the treatment of arthritis symptoms, has qualities similar to aspirin as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm constituents.

Boswellia, yet another herb used to treat arthritis, is similar to an over the counter or prescription-level non-steroid anti-inflammatory. It's better than synthetic drugs, however, because it doesn't give the user ulcers after long-term use.

Believe it or not, celery is another plant that can be used to treat arthritis. The celery seeds and other portions of the plant contain over 25anti-inflammatory compounds, as well as providing massive amounts of potassium, which is important because a deficiency in potassium is often a culprit of arthritic pain.

If celery isn't your cup of tea, then how about using the herb Devil's claw or even Epsom salt? Both have anti-inflammatory properties and can help alleviate swelling and pain, symptoms especially aggravating to someone suffering from the affliction.

There are many other herbs that contribute to arthritic treatment, such as feverfew, ginger, American ginseng, hop tea, licorice, mustard plaster, oregano, pineapple, red pepper, rosemary, sesame seeds, stinging nettle, turmeric, wild cucumber bark, wild yam, willow, wintergreen, and yucca.

Some of these herbs are used topically, as the minerals are absorbed into the skin, while others are ingested internally for maximum benefits. As with all medications or treatment, you should consult your doctor before taking herbs, especially if you're already on other medications prescribed by your doctor.

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Kevin Birch has suffered from chronic conditions for many years. He has successfully used some of the remedies included in his herbal remedy guide, Effective Herbal Remedies, to manage his health conditions.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

An Introduction To Arthritis

An Introduction To Arthritis by Janie Jonah

Arthritis is a disease that is second only to heart disease when it comes to the cause of disability. In 2005 nearly 46 million adults in the U.S. alone were diagnosed with Arthritis. It can occur in teenagers as young as 15 and affects nearly 300,000 children. Arthritis can affect not only joints but also other parts of the body. Making these body parts become painful, swollen and causes difficulty in movement. Arthritis is more prevalent in women than in men, many think that there is nothing they can do to help them suffering from Arthritis. Actually, there is!

Be vigilant. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, which means it makes self-diagnosis near impossible. If you begin to feel stiffness or pain around the joint area, this can be an indication that you may have been or are developing some form of arthritis. This can happen gradually or over an extended period of time. Either way, you should consult your doctor as soon as the symptoms persist for more than a few days. Only a doctor will be able to give an accurate diagnosis. Once diagnosed, take an interest in learning more about the type of arthritis you have been diagnosed with. Being aware or educated about arthritis can actually make you feel more confident, because it can help you understand and manage your disease better, and in doing so, may lessen the pain and create more relief from the associated symptoms.

There are many activities or things that can be done to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of arthritis. You need to take care of your joints. Becoming obese has a huge impact on the amount of pressure or stress placed on your limbs, so it is advisable that you try to remain in your recommended average weight. It is easy to damage not only joints but muscles when lifting or moving heavy weights. Have your medication revised by your doctor. Make it a priority to lose weight. All those extra kg's put unnecessary stress on your joints such as your ankles, knees and hips. It can cause more pain and even contribute to worsening the disease.

Several drugs for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis have been approved by the FDA, which may be more effective for you in relieving the symptoms of some types of arthritis. Never go against medical advice when it comes to taking your prescribed medication. Always take your medication as instructed by your doctor and never stop taking it abruptly: the consequences of which can be dire. You may not see immediate benefits from taking the medication. This is because some drugs take months before you actually start to see the benefit of using them. Very often, taking a new drug will cause you to experience side-effects that may be uncomfortable and difficult to deal with, but this is usually only short term, and will most likely gradually fade away so long as you keep taking the medication. If you are in any doubt about the medication you have been prescribed or find the side-effects to be very severe, contact your doctor immediately. Sometimes, certain drugs work for some people and sometimes not. So it is important that you bring any severe side-effects to the attention of your doctor.

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Osteoporosis: Can You Get It From Your Arthritis Medication?

Osteoporosis: Can You Get It From Your Arthritis Medication? by Greg Marsh

Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones become weak and brittle. Although many individuals get this condition simply as they age, others will face it due to other situations including those like taking arthritis medications. Some medications that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis interact with the calcium in your bones and can cause a weakening in the bones that is significant. If you are taking these medications, it is quite important that you talk to your doctor about your risk of developing osteoporosis.

What Medications Put You At Risk?

Corticosteroid medications are those that are most likely to cause you the development of osteoporosis. In order for this to happen, though, you will need to take the medication for a long period of time, regularly. Some of these medications include cortisone, prednisolone, prednisone, and dexamethasone. As you use them, they slowly cause the bone to become weaker and weaker. They can severely damage the bone if they are not carefully monitored, which most doctors will do.

Does that mean that you should stop taking the medications that are important for treating the rheumatoid arthritis pain you have? Absolutely never stop taking the medications that you are on without talking to your doctor about them first. In addition, you and your doctor should have a treatment plan available that will incorporate regularly monitoring your body's bone density. In a simple test, your doctor will be able to determine if your bones are being affected by these medications and then can alter them as he or she sees fit. Some doctors will prescribe medications to help treat the osteoporosis and medications that can increase your bone density.

Treatments for osteoporosis and arthritis are important considerations for you and for your doctor. The doctor is not likely to be treating just one of these conditions and therefore should monitor your bone health throughout your care. But, you can and you should ask questions about what the medications you are taking for each of these will do to your body. You should know the risk factors and what they mean to you, personally. In addition, you should have an understanding of what is available to help avoid these risks to the fullest level.

Preventing osteoporosis is something that can be done. Not only will you want to talk to your doctor about these conditions, but you also should take into account the risks that are there. Prevention of osteoporosis should be one of the first things that you and your doctor talk about when you begin taking these types of medications. Prevention usually includes increasing the amount of calcium that your body takes in on a daily basis. You probably will need to increase this amount considerably.

There is no doubt that the medications you take for arthritis are important to your health and well being. They shouldn't be stopped, in most cases. But, you should talk to your doctor about a prevention plan for osteoporosis, which can be prevented in most cases.

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Greg Marsh is an acclaimed writer on medical matters, and has written extensively on the subjects of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology and Rheumatism.

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Arthritis Treatment Using Natural Remedies

Arthritis Treatment Using Natural Remedies by Rudy Silva

So much is written about arthritis and you can get confused as to what causes arthritis and what arthritis treatments are effective. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition. This inflammation come from infections. Infections come from a variety of conditions such as:

Bacteria, viruses, pathogens, yeast that you ingest or that is already in your body

Air pollution from cars or from your work environment

Un-natural food that you eat that is processed or irradiated

Food additives such as dyes, colorings, preservatives, enhancers, gases, sugar

Contaminants in your water such as fluoride, chloride and other substances

Stress from your work and home life

This small list gives you an idea of the many chemicals and emotional sources that can lead to infections in the body and result in arthritis. You can see that all of these sources are part of your regular diet and lifestyle. Now if you couple this with a weak immune system, you set the stage for some serious arthritis conditions. A weak immune system can not control and eliminate these infections so these infections can turn into serious inflammations.

Because of toxins and infections, there are very few people that will escape developing arthritis in their life time.

But for those of you that are health conscious and look to prevent various illnesses, here are some arthritis treatments and arthritis preventive measures.

Arthritis Treatment

The first step you need to take is to take daily antioxidants. You get antioxidants in the deep dark red, blue, black berries and other fruits. Pomegranate juice is one of the most powerful antioxidant juices and provides arthritis protection. Recently I have been using Purity Products Super Reds and New Vitality's Ruby Reds Powder. I put one scoop of powder in some apple juice or other juice and add a dropper full of green tree extract. This gives me a high dose of antioxidants to fight off the heavy dose of free radicals that I consume from the air, food, and thought. Remember free radicals attack tissue causing infections and inflammation in every part of your body.

These powders are great tasting and are good for the kids in the morning.

So now, if you add juicing to your morning habit, you will be adding high levels of antioxidants and in addition many minerals and vitamins that buildup your immune system. Use pineapple, alfalfa sprouts, cantaloupe, apricot, cabbage, and cucumber juices. And, you can add a bit of ginger juice to gives you anti-inflammatory protection.

In a recent article, I wrote about Lion's Mane. Here you have a powerful immune system enhancer. It contains 3 Chinese mushrooms - Lion's Mane, Maitake, Reishi -that will buildup your immune system and in addition improve your memory. I have been using this for only a week and I can sense a slight improvement in my memory and how quickly words come into my thought as I express myself. Build up your immune system and this is a powerful arthritis treatment. You body will be able to fight of toxic matter and at the same time protect your joints from infection and inflammation.

This is just a start in dealing with pain and inflammation wherever it maybe in your body - in your joints, organs, or tissues. Use antioxidants and red powders to prevent inflammation. Use juices to give you minerals and vitamins to help improve your immune system. And then give yourself a powerful immune stimulator by take Lion's Mane. Now you have an arthritis treatment that can start protecting your joints and other parts of your body from arthritic infection and inflammation.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Seeking Arthritis Pain Relief

Seeking Arthritis Pain Relief by Morgan Hamilton

There are a lot of ailments that can severely affect people's lives. Arthritis is a common but very painful condition that burdens many people nowadays. Arthritis pain relief is important to sufferers because the pain from this ailment can impair normal physical functions. There are different types of arthritis but the essential cause is the inflammation of joints. This ailment can affect joints in the shoulder, elbow, knee, hips, hands or neck.

People usually undergo physical therapy, some take prescription and over the counter drugs to treat this ailment. Pain killing drugs are an effective arthritis pain relief that can help a lot of people. However, they may also bring side effects and are costly in the long term. Some sufferers choose to have an operation to replace the joint as a last resort for arthritis pain relief.

Glucosamine is a common ingredient in a lot of the medication for arthritis. Some people claim that it gives arthritis pain relief and it can also be taken in liquid form. It's also sometimes mixed with other ingredients such as Omega 3 yucca, Vitamin A, E and C. It is said to help to restore damaged cartilage and to improve movement in the body.

There are also a range of different sprays, for use on the affected area. Some of them have natural ingredients, which many people prefer. Natural remedies rarely give side effects and can offer arthritis pain relief. There is a spray which contains frankincense and peppermint, both of which are said to be anti inflammatory. It also contains menthol which has a cooling effect, and eucalyptus which helps with blood circulation.

Some fruits and herbs are thought to be good for those who suffer from this ailment. Greek fruits and vegetables can be found blended in a capsule. Ginger can be taken as a tincture, capsule or in tea. Cayenne Pepper or capsicums are another possible source of arthritis pain relief because they are good for the circulation.

Specific fruits that contain certain enzymes are anti inflammatory, including pineapples, figs, and kiwifruit. Herbs, such as willow, rosemary, turmeric, oregano, and celery seeds can also bring arthritis pain relief. Stinging Nettles have also been used to treat arthritis since ancient times and all over the world. The young leaves can be cooked like a vegetable or can be made into Nettle Tea.

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The Symptoms And Treatment Of Arthritis

The Symptoms And Treatment Of Arthritis by Dustin Cannon

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability for people over the age of sixty five, and can also occur as a debilitating disorder in younger individuals. The disorder is actually a conglomeration of syndromes that damage the joints, particularly the cartilage between the joints.

There are a number of different forms of the disease, and they all have different symptoms and causes. The pain of arthritis varies according to type and severity, but is almost always described as an aching or burning sensation. The pain may be worse at certain times of the day or following certain types of activity.

There are a number of ways for those who are afflicted with the disorder to find arthritis relief. For extremely mild cases, it is possible to find arthritis pain relief through physical therapy and over the counter topical analgesic balms. Slightly more severe cases can be treated using over the counter pain relievers. However, even the most innocuous seeming and well known pain relief medication can have potentially severe side effects if taken often or in conjunction with other medications, so it is important that sufferers tell their physician of any over the counter pain relief medication use.

Severe arthritis can be treated with prescription analgesics. There are also a number of techniques that can be used to treat the pain. For example, occasionally arthritis is associated with a build up of fluids in the affected area, and draining these fluids using a simple outpatient procedure can often provide a significant level of relief.

As the fluids build up over time, the treatment can be repeated. Other options include medications that do not treat pain directly but rather go after the root causes of the disorder. These medications may improve cartilage health or increase the lubrication between joint structures. For those who have tried all of the available arthritis pain medication and other arthritis treatment options, the last resort option is to have the afflicted joint surgically replaced.

While this is a major operation and may require physical rehabilitation afterwards, the success rate for such surgery is quite high, and many sufferers have found themselves to be pain free for the first time in years following joint replacement surgery. The replacement joint devices are always improving, and the latest models are almost identical to the human joint that they replace.

Arthritis is a very painful and debilitating disorder. While the disease was once only treatable via home remedies and general pain relief medication, advances in medical science have introduced a number of treatments that have proven to be remarkably successful in treating even the most severe cases.

These include newer medications that treat the causes of the disorder rather than just the pain as well as newer surgical techniques that allow for the complete replacement of afflicted joints.

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Monitoring Your Arthritis And Your Diet

Monitoring Your Arthritis And Your Diet by Jeff Foster

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are the two major types of arthritis. At its base, arthritis means or is an inflammation of the joints.

Osteoarthritis is more thought of as a condition that afflicts elderly people. As time has gone on, the cartilage becomes worn around the structure of the weight bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine; but certainly can affect the minor joints such as the fingers and elbows as well.

Rheumatoid arthritis on the other hand is a condition that affects the entire body and can afflict anyone at any age.

Currently there is no cure for arthritis only treatment. In this article we'll discuss how your diet can be a very important agent for you in managing your life with arthritis and joint pain.

Since by definition with arthritis there is inflammation and with inflammation there is going to be a certain amount of pain; finding foods that contain anti-inflammatory properties and incorporating them into your diet can be an important element of your lifestyle.

First of all, if you suffer from arthritis, any type of lifestyle change including your diet should be discussed thoroughly and approved by your physician. Certainly, you can get more value from some foods as opposed to others. And just like any other conditions that affect us, there are plenty of useless solutions offered up as well. Again, this is why you consult with your physician before embarking on any program.

A diet of fruits and vegetables (vitamin C & E) can have some affect on reducing pain and inflammation. Sources of food that carry a higher content of oil such as many fishes (Omega-3) have anti-inflammatory characteristics which can be beneficial. On the flip side, you should avoid stimulants such as caffeine laced drinks, refined carbohydrates.

It is important to monitor your diet and the foods you eat and be very mindful of any cause/effect relationship between you pain and your diet. If a particular food seems to be triggering additional joint pain, then that food should be eliminated from your diet - or at the least monitored more closely before making that decision. Be mindful that you probably don't want to have to eliminate an entire food group... a balanced diet is very important even if it is necessary to supplement with vitamins.

Keep in mind that joint pain with arthritis can change and vary greatly on a daily basis, and as such you'll want to avoid the temptation of immediately associating a food source with a particular change in your pain level either up or down. Instead, you'll want to note the association but monitor the results over a couple of weeks.

There is, of course, ongoing research being conducted on the association between a person's diet and their arthritic condition and there is always new information coming out and being marketed.

Remember, arthritis is different for all people as is the individual treatment and the best approach is for you to work closely with your doctor.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Arthritis Signs And Symptoms Tell The Story

Arthritis Signs And Symptoms Tell The Story by Jeff Foster

There are many arthritis signs and symptoms.

Arthritis is a disease that is characterized by inflammation of the joints. It is the most common disease in the United States and is classified as a rheumatic disease. This condition means that different individual illnesses with differing factors, treatments, complications and prognosis occurs. They are similar in that they have a tendency to affect the joints, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and may affect internal body areas.

Arthritis signs and symptoms include pain and limited functions of joints, joint swelling, joint stiffness, tenderness or pain when touching a joint and warmth and redness in the joint. Arthritis can attack joints in almost any part of the body.

Different forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause changes that you can see and feel. With Osteoarthritis the symptoms can range from stiffness and mild pain that comes and goes with activities like walking, bending or stooping to severe joint pain. Rheumatoid arthritis can attack almost any joint in the body. Most of the time with rheumatoid arthritis if you have arthritis in a joint on one side of the body the same joint on the other side of the body will be affected.

If you have arthritis signs and symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor. Diagnosing arthritis early can help to prevent irreversible damage and disability. Your doctor will review your history of arthritis signs and symptoms and examine the joints for inflammation and deformity.

Certain blood, urine, joint fluid and x-ray test may also be ordered to help get an accurate diagnosis of arthritis. It may take several visits before your doctor can be certain of the diagnosis. Your primary physician may refer you to a rheumatologist for more specialized care.

There are several arthritis signs and symptoms and they must be taken seriously. There is no known cure for arthritis. Therefore, the treatment goal for this disease is to minimize the symptoms and on-going destruction of arthritis.

With the proper treatment you can continue to live a happy and active lifestyle.

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The Pain Of Arthritis

The Pain Of Arthritis by John Furnem

Do you suffer from arthritis or do you have a loved one who suffers from the condition? If you do you will be aware of the extreme pain and the problems that arthritis can cause. For anybody who does not know what arthritis is, it is basically a very common problem and is an inflammation of a joint that causes pain and swelling.

There are over one hundred different types of arthritis around today and the statistics are quite amazing about how many Americans are actually affected. About 22% of the population of the US is affected by arthritis and it is estimated that it will affect about 67 million people by the year 2030.

It is down to popular belief that there is nothing that can be done for sufferers of arthritis. When looking for an arthritis cure, people who suffer with it will try anything to relieve its symptoms and they end up with some unproven remedies that may not work. The problem with arthritis is that, if it is left untreated, it will eventually become a lot worse and it can even leave the person in a crippled state.

The joint pain of arthritis can manifest itself and appear in different part s of the body, in the knee or wrist pain, sometimes in the lower back and many other regions of the body. This constant pain is hell for arthritis patients and the search for pain reliving solutions is always on. Since talking about pain relief you should know that one of the most common pain conditions is actually created by arthritis. Arthritis is one of the common types that lead to chronic pain which can be debilitating.

There are a few solutions for arthritis pain, due to the increasing number of patients with arthritis who decide to choose alternative treatments when the conventional treatments have not worked, some advancements have been made in the alternative field and these include products like primrose oil, devil's claw, capsaicin, avocado and soy substitutes.

There are studies being carried out to assess whether there are actually any benefits to alternative medicines, but a lot of people say that some of them do work to relive the pain.

If you choose to try and follow the traditional medicine you should always ask the doctors the right kind of questions so you can properly express to them your needs and pain, v questions like in what way and method should the medicine be taken, how often and what are the implications of over using this kind of medicine, special instructions and things you need to know before taking a certain medicine. You should also try and ifnd out about side effects and any precautions you should take before and after taking particular pain reliving medicine.

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