Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Homeopathy
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that affects the joints. The lining of the joints (synovium) gets inflamed and slowly gets destroyed.
Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Homeopathy
Before discussing the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Homoeopathy 1st know the basic things regarding the disease:- Defination- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that affects the joints. The lining of the joints (synovium) gets inflamed and slowly gets destroyed. This causes the patients to suffer from pain, aches and stiffness in joints and eventually the joints to get deformed. The exact cause is uncertain but it is believed that it is an autoimmune disorder. This means that body’s own defense cells attack the joint lining and cause gross changes in them.
Affect - Anybody at nearly all ages, this disorders is more common in women and is more common between the ages of 20-50. Diagnoses - Made on combination of factors; by assessing - medical history, performing a physical examination, ordering specific laboratory tests (Blood tests for RA factor, ANA test, Sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein tests) X-rays,bone scanning is a radioactive procedure used to demonstrate the inflamed joint.
Effect of weather on rheumatoid arthritis.- Arthritis patients show an increase in their symptoms during cold weather. Winters can be very bad for some of them. Even wet weather aggravates the condition for many patients.
Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Homeopathic medicine is based on three basic principles. -The biggest principle of homeopathic medicine is that like treats like. The second principle is that there is only one treatment. The third principle is that everything is given in extremely small doses.
Homeopathy is an individualised therapy, and a practitioner needs to take a detailed history of your health, lifestyle, preferences and symptoms to categorise your “constitutional type” and match this information to a vast data bank of remedies before a prescription can be made.
Although it is not very clear as how homeopathy works in rheumatoid arthritis, it is hypothesized that homoeopathic medicines regulate the immune system and deactivates the misdirected immune cells. They also help in reducing the inflammation in the joints too. Reversal of deformity with homoeopathy is still under debate and nothing conclusive can be said about it.
Anemia that occurs in RA is very effectively treated with homeopathic medicine - Ferrum Metallicum. Homeopathic medicines that are used in treating RA are Colchicum , Rhus Tox , Caulophyllum , ledum pal and Carcinocin
Most common homeopathic medicines for RA are Arnica, Rhus toxicodenron, Bryonia Apis and Ledum
Chronic arthritis, persistent sore and bruising sensations. When the affected part of the body is either moved or touched in any way, it leads to the worsening of the painful sensation. Inflammation and soreness in the external parts of the body
Inflamed and stiff tissues in the joints accompanied by throbbing and tearing painful sensations, which are aggravated or intensified by any movements or motion. In general, worsen greatly in cold and dry weather. The condition is itself very gradual and slow in developing. Any movements or being touched or bumped roughly can cause an aggravation of the discomfort felt by the patient. Rest and relaxation in a quiet place improves the condition and some measure of relief from the pain is also gained through the application of pressure on the affected part of the body. Patient avoids people and prefers to stay alone completely still and in a quiet place.
• KALI BICH
Problems with the stomach and the development of arthritic pains alternating in affect with both the stomach disorders and conditions like asthma. The arrival of the symptoms is episodic in some cases, and can come and go all of a sudden without warning. Greatly worsens during warm weather and the inflammation and the discomfort is also aggravated with heat or in hot weather.
Development of arthritic pain beginning in the joints of the lower body and radiate upward to gradually affect the joints of the upper body. The toes of the feet are first affected with the inflammation and the pain and this symptom radiates into the knees and the ankles. Cracking sounds are produced in the joints of the body. Where the swelling due to the inflammation is particularly severe, and if the applications of cold compresses can bring relief, then the use Ledum.
• RHUS TOX
Presence of stiffness and pain in the body that is aggravated in the mornings and worsens to a great extent during the passing of the early morning stool. The symptoms of the condition abate a little if the person moves about in a continuous manner. The pain of the disorder and the stiffness can be relieved through the application of warm compresses, and the condition can also be improved through the use of hot showers and baths. The symptoms of the disorder are aggravated during wet and cold weather. The person may feel a need to keep moving constantly and is unable to find a comfortable position to stay put in, the individual also suffers from extremes of restlessness. The anxiety felt by the individual can be alleviated by continued motion.
Lameness and stiffness in the joints and the legs, these symptoms are aggravated by damp and cold weather and can greatly worsen if the person undergoes any sort of physical exertion. Severe damage is also caused to the capsules of the joints and the tendons and these are further physical symptoms of the disorder. This form of arthritis can result from the repeated wear and tear of the tissues in the body and the joints, and from the overuse of those parts.