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 experienced 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.
AdvertisementHomeopaths 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 ó 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 ArthritisCausticum is beneficial 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.
Calcarea Carbonicum 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.
Colchicum 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.
Nux Vomica 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 symptoms.