In this video I’m going to show Natural remedies for arthritis pain and inflammation
One of the most common inflammatory diseases in the world is arthritis. Characterised by painful, aching joints, arthritis falls into two main categories: osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.
Although any joint in the body can be affected by arthritis, particular forms of the disease tend to occur in certain parts of the body. For example, rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects the wrists and knuckles, feet, neck, and larger joints in the limbs, while degenerative joint disease may affect the thumb bases, finger joints, knees, hips, shoulders, and lower spine.
Arthritis can be caused by a combination of factors, including long-term wear and tear, infection, injury, and genetics. Poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity can encourage arthritis flare-ups and worsen pain.
At the moment, arthritis is treated by a combination of prescription medications and therapy. In some more serious cases, surgery might need to be considered to replace joints. Although it’s always a good idea to seek professional medical help for your arthritis, there are ways you can treat the pain and inflammation in your joints naturally. Stay tuned for some of the most effective natural remedies for arthritis today:
No 1 Massage
Regular massage for your muscles and joints, whether by a licensed therapist or through self-massage at home, can help to significantly reduce pain for people with arthritis. One recent study on adults with knee osteoarthritis found that after receiving two Swedish massages per week for eight weeks, the group reported significant improvements in knee pain, stiffness, function, range of motion and walking, compared to a group that received no massage.
Massage can benefit arthritis symptoms all over the body, including hand or wrist arthritis. One study on adults who were diagnosed with hand and wrist arthritis found that when participants were given four weekly massages and taught to massage their sore joints daily at home, just fifteen minutes of self-massage reduced pain and anxiety, as well as improving grip strength and flexibility. You can give self-massage a go yourself by following tutorial videos focused on treating the area of inflammation.
No 2 Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is only now being recognised for its effectiveness in reducing pain and improving all aspects of physical and mental health. The reason why aromatherapy is so beneficial is because it works directly on the brain’s emotional centre, preventing the thinking part of the brain from inhibiting the effects of an aromatherapy scent. Many people use aromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief, but it’s also proved popular in helping to relieve muscle pain and regenerate the body.
It’s advised that if you want to give aromatherapy a go yourself, you use around 15 drops of an essential oil, such as lavender, chamomile or eucalyptus, and mix with two tablespoons of a neutral oil, like almond, avocado or jojoba. Dab the oil combination directly on your skin and you’ll get a kick of scented relief right when you need it. Keep in mind that short-term exposure to aromatherapy oils is key because you may stop responding to scents after a few minutes.
No 3 Indian frankincense
Fancy trying something a little more exotic for treating your arthritis? Say hello to Indian frankincense. Boswellic acids, the active components found in Indian frankincense, have been found in studies to possess impressive anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
Experts also say that this exotic herb may be handy in preventing cartilage loss and inhibiting the autoimmune process. One study used Indian frankincense extract on participants with osteoarthritis, and found that the herb improved pain and function within seven days. The easiest way to obtain Indian frankincense, otherwise known as Boswellia, is in supplement form – you’ll be able to find it online by clicking here and in your local health store.
No 4 Weight loss
Losing weight is an obvious natural remedy for a number of common health ailments, but for people with arthritis, it can be difficult to accomplish because any simple movement can be painful. It’s a bit of a nasty cycle – the extra weight may cause you to experience more pain with movement, but fighting through the pain and losing the weight will help take the pressure off your joints and ease symptoms, including knee pain.