Homeopathic treatment aims at offering symptomatic relief to patients of rheumatoid arthritis and correcting the altered immunity in order to control the progress of the disease. The treatment also helps in delaying the onset of complications such as deformities or disability as far as possible.
Being a holistic system of medicine that heals the body as well as mind, Homeopathy can effectively target auto-immune disorders especially those in which stress is the known trigger. Rheumatoid arthritis also belongs to the group of auto-immune disorders and there have been multitudes of patients who have reaped the benefits of this wonderful science of homeopathy.
Conventional treatment for rheumatoid arthritis consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which risk damaging the stomach lining causing bleeding ulcers, or corticosteroids that cause high blood pressure and bone brittleness amongst other side effects. Homeopathy, on the other hand, provides safe and sure solutions. It relieves pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis as well as strengthens body immunity so that patients may live productive and pain-free lives.
In a double-blind controlled study conducted in Britain in 1980, 82% of the group that received homeopathic treatment reported significant improvement in their symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as against just 21% of the control group that was given placebos. The subjects in this study had received individually prescribed constitutional homeopathic remedies.
In another study, 54 patients of rheumatoid arthritis were treated with homoeopathy and 41 patients were treated with high dose of salicylate (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Both these groups were compared with 100 patients who received placebo. The study concluded that patients who received homoeopathy did better than those who received salicylate. In addition, patients who received homoeopathic treatment did not experience toxic effects. This study clearly demonstrates that homeopathy provides effective solution for rheumatoid arthritis and one that is safe from side effects. It is strongly suggested that patients opt for Homeopathic treatment as early as possible for their condition.