Arthritis Alternative Remedies
Alternative Remedies for Arthritis
Is arthritis affecting the quality of your life? Is it causing you to miss out on enjoyable activities? Wouldn’t it be nice if the pain would stop now? If you want immediate relief what do you do? Go straight to the medicine cabinet. It is fine to take medication but what about when the medication starts to lose its effect then you are back to square one. You might consider adding to your arson of pain relief remedies, non- medical alternatives.
A number of studies have indicated that eating fresh cherries reduce pain and swelling. There is no precise quantity of cherries that need to be consumed in order to be effective, so eat the amount that you are comfortable with. Your local food store could become your best provider of pain relief.
The power of potassium! Eating celery and other vegetables high in potassium can help with arthritis symptoms such as pain, swelling and inflammation. Try mixing a teaspoon of celery seeds with room temperature water, then drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Drink water mixed with apple cider vinegar. To make the drink, use 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water. This combination can be taken up to 3 times a day. Soak sore and swollen joints directly in an apple cider mix. Most people prefer this method as it is applied to the specific joint(s). Use one cup of apple cider vinegar to one litre of water. Place the mixture in a warm bowl. In areas that are difficult to reach, such as the hips, use a cloth and rub the affected areas.
Oregano and Olive Oil
A mix of 6 drops of Oregano oil to one tablespoon of olive oil can provide relief in 5 minutes when you rub the affected areas. Others have found success using coconut oil followed by a few drops or oregano oil.
This native Indian remedy has retained its popularity throughout the years. It contains pain and anti- inflammatory properties but also acts like an aspirin. To make the drink put 1 teaspoon of black cohosh in a cup of water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat a little then let simmer for about 20 minutes. This drink should be taken twice a day.
Some hop plants have characteristics that are similar to steroids. It has a long history as a pain and inflammation reliever. To brew this tea, use 3 teaspoons of hop leaves in a cup. Add boiling water. Once the tea has cooled and drink before going to bed.
Medicinal versus Herbal Remedies
Medicinal and herbal remedies are similar in that the effects are short lived. The difference with herbal remedies is that you can continue to use them without any harmful side effects. It’s always best to discuss any treatment plan with a doctor whether it is medicinal or herbal.
Try an Herbal Remedy
A variety of non-medical remedies are listed here for you to try. In many cases no scientific studies have been done to verify if they are effective or not. These are however what arthritis suffers themselves have found helpful and have recommended highly.