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Homeopathic Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Finding the most effective Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment is crucial to managing the joint pain. Learn about the homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis to see how they can help you.

28-year-old Gita came to us with joint pains in her fingers, which were worse when kneading flour. Both her hands were equally affected; the stiffness seemed to be more pronounced in the morning. It would get better as the day progressed. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms (RA) after her blood tests were positive. The disorder slowly affected her knees as well as her ankles. Taking into consideration the descending nature of pain, she was prescribed an appropriate homeopathy medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, which eased her rheumatic agony.

Living with rheumatoid arthritis is challenging. Even performing the routine tasks sometimes become difficult. However, as seen in the above case, with homeopathy, it is possible to live a full and productive life. To know how, read below.

Pain, Stiffness and General Discomfort in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients

Pain, stiffness and general discomfort - such terms or say common symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are very well known to the patients suffering from this disease. Like Gita, there are many people who find it extremely difficult to just get through the day independently. Living with a chronic condition like Rheumatoid Arthritis comes with a variety of challenges, one of the biggest ones being that Rheumatoid Arthritis is essentially an “invisible illness”. The pain, the stiffness, the fatigue, are just some of the symptoms that may wreak havoc in the life of the person living with RA, but might not be apparent to the people around them, leading to naive and misunderstood comments and comparisons like “But you don’t look sick!” and “My grandmother has arthritis too”.

Related: 10 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A repercussion of “invisible” nature of Rheumatoid Arthritis could also translate to a long and often frustrating diagnosis, and subsequently a delay in beginning treatment. All of this typically translates to an unfavorable impact on the quality of life, ability to sleep, ability to work, ability to participate in physical exercise and activities, and also an ability to perform household activities and duties.

But, people like Gita, living with Rheumatoid Arthritis are a resilient bunch! They choose not to be defeated by this condition and take all the steps they can to live the best life possible!

Now, let’s find out how homeopathic medicines, along with some diet and lifestyle changes, can certainly go a long way in treating the condition and controlling the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms as far as possible.

Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A potentially crippling disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis runs an irregular course, marked by phases of unpredictable hikes and spontaneous relief. Hence, it becomes difficult for an individual - and at times - difficult for doctors to identify the severity and intensity of the disease.

Related: 6 Tips to Make your Daily Life Easier with Rheumatoid Arthritis

While homeopathy has a completely different aim and approach to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. It treats Rheumatoid Arthritis on the basis of what makes the individual and his or her complaints unique - such as the nature of joint symptoms, personality, sensitivities and emotions. Among other symptoms and especially in joint disorders, homeopathy looks at the peculiarity of the direction of pain, for example, whether pain emerges from above downwards or vice versa.

The key to homeopathic treatment is how best one can first categorise the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, based on the unique nature and temperament of the individual, and then ‘match’ the appropriate homeopathy medicine for rheumatoid arthritis to them.

Homeopathic medicines for rheumatoid arthritis not only relieve joint pain, safely and effectively, it also improves joint health and overall wellness. Homeopathic medicines have been clinically proven to reduce arthritic inflammation, relieve pain and mend the tissues. They also have the ability to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal from the inside out, and not just on the joint surface, giving you permanent solution for your joint problems.

Diet and Lifestyle changes for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients

  • Exercise regularly in moderation - this strengthens muscles, reduces the load on joints, prevents stiffness and increases the range of movements.
  • Swimming is a good exercise for conditioning the joints and strengthening the muscles.
  • A warm shower or bath after prolonged period of sitting or sleeping helps reduce stiffness.
  • At work, take frequent short breaks to avoid stiffness; you may simply get up take a walk around the office and come back to work.
  • Shed excess weight, if any.
  • Give adequate rest to affected joints during a flare-up.
  • Take up stress management techniques like meditation, yoga, etc., to curb the stress.
  • Get enough calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis (include eggs, cereals, milk, whole-grain products, fortified breads in food).
  • Consume omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts, flax seeds, soybean kernels (also found in salmon, tuna fish and sardines) have been found to control inflammation.
  • Antioxidants (found in fruits, veggies, nuts and tea) also help in controlling the inflammation besides many more health benefits.
  • Red meat, high carbohydrate foods and fatty items are best avoided.
  • You may not be able to perform all your daily activities as before, so don't be disappointed. Get someone to help you.
  • Above all, listen to your body. Rest when you feel tired, but don't rest for prolonged periods to avoid stiffness.

Related: How homeopathy treats osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

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