Pain. Swelling. Stiffness. Deformities.
You can relate so much to these words if you or your friend/family member is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. These are the biggest challenges a patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis deals with, on a day-to-day basis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune (“auto means self”, immune refers to immunity) condition wherein the immunity mistakenly attacks the tissues, muscles and organs of its own body. This imbalance in immunity causes long term inflammation of the joints. This long term inflammation is experienced in the form of pain, stiffness and swelling which ultimately leads to deformities in various joints in the long run. These changes prevent a patient from leading a normal life and interfere with day-to-day activities.
The chief aim of the treatment is to control the inflammation, provide relief from symptoms such as pain and stiffness and delay the onset of complications. The disease cannot be uprooted from the body entirely, since it is genetic in origin.
Modern Medicine Treatment
Modern medicine management mainly comprises of the following medications:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS): These medicines help in reducing inflammation which eventually decreases pain.
- Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs): They act by slowing the progression of the disease and ultimately aim to save the joint from permanent damage.
- Corticosteroid medications: These medicines are prescribed for short periods for reducing inflammation and pain. They also aid in slowing the process of joint damage.
Although these medicines help in controlling the disease process and symptoms for a short duration, major side-effects develop as a result of their long-term administration. Some of them are ringing in the ears, thinning of bones causing osteoporosis, weight gain, heart problems, liver damage, suppression of bone marrow, irritation of stomach causing ulcers, and severe lung infections.
Hence, an ideal treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis would be the one that can help the patient combat the disease as well as keep him comfortable without the fear of side-effects.
Homeopathic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Homeopathy is considered as one of the most effective treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Homeopathy considers the person as a whole. It not only takes into consideration the disease pathology and symptoms, but also takes into account the characteristics of a patient’s constitution such as his/her sleep, appetite, craving, aversions, reactions to heat and cold, perspiration and etc. As a result the body reacts well to the constitutional medicines prescribed.
Medicines work at the level of immunity and reduce the inflammation. The symptoms of the disease subside and the patient gets relief not just at the levels of symptoms but also the general well-being.
The improvement brought about by the medicines is subtle without any side-effects. A gentle improvementtakes place in the course of time as homeopathy stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms. It strengthens the body to fight against disease instead of suppressing its power.
Patients find definite relief in pain and stiffness. He/she enjoys a prolonged symptom-less period and the frequency of acute attacks is also reduced. As the disease progression is kept in check, the deformities are prevented or delayed.
A patient taking homeopathic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis can enjoy not just a symptom-free but a stress-free treatment also. He/she does not have to worry about the side-effects as seen with modern medicine. Harmonious treatment and harmonious relief is what homeopathic treatment promises patients of Rheumatoid arthritis.
Homeopathic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis is strongly recommended for patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Take a step towards homeopathy and step-up to a healthy life with Dr Rajesh Shah’s LifeForce Homoeopathy.