Arthritis consists of over 100 different
conditions ranging from relatively mild forms of tendinitis and bursitis to
chronic inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. The common
symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness. The pain is a
result of inflammation of the joint lining.
Some recent researches have shown that homeopathic
medicine is effective in the treatment of arthritis. A study entitled
'Homoeopathic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: Evaluation by double-blind
clinical therapeutic trial' published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
has found that
around 82% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
some degree of relief after an individualized homeopathic treatment. The
research also highlighted that only 21% of patients who were given a placebo
received a similar degree of relief.
Homeopaths in India also claim that
homeopathy can cure arthritis better than other commonly used therapies.
Dr. Brajinish Kumar at Honey Homeo
Clinic, Punjab, says that the remedy that is devised with the type of physical
symptoms and emotional characteristics expressed by an individual makes
homeopathy a better treatment for arthritis.
"The type of symptoms shown by an
individual determines their biological and psychological type. We choose the
most suitable remedy for each person based on the careful consideration of each
symptom — both physical and psychological. Once the treatment is completed, the
symptoms will never come back again. Hence, homeopathy is a complete cure for
these disorders," Dr. Kumar said.
Dr. Deepa Aji at Bhadra's Clinic,
Chennai, says that symptoms of illness, in homeopathic treatment, are
considered as the body's attempt to cure itself. "A homeopathic remedy is
carefully formulated to mimic the organism's self healing attempt," she said.
"The organism then attains a disease free-state without the continued
dependence on external agents such as drugs. The remedy cures both mild and
chronic disorders without any side effects."
Four Homeopathic Remedies for Arthritis
in rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects
small joints in hands and feet. This remedy acts well on muscle stiffness
due to contracted tendons, which in turn may cause muscle spasms.
is helpful in many cases of osteoarthritis
, one of the most common
forms of arthritis. The remedy is especially used to treat increased joint
pains in cold weather.
is a remedy
for rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic, systemic
inflammatory disorder that affects joints - and gout - a common form of
inflammatory arthritis characterized by sudden and severe pains, most commonly
found in the base of the big toe. This remedy is helpful for pain in small
joints and the big toe.
is an effective remedy for joint pains, especially in the knees. It reduces
pain that starts in the toes and goes up to the thigh.
These are only a few homeopathic remedies for
arthritis. Finding the most suitable remedy is an elaborate task and it
involves many assessments, including a proper study of an individual's