Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis has pain and inflammation of the joints with morning stiffness, joint discoloration, and joint deformation. Causes include a diet rich in animal fats. It may also include an inherited factor. There also may be over toxicity and emotional causes. Western medicine uses cancer drugs, pain relievers and other suppressive drugs.
Pain is an indication of an energy blockage (the energy doesn’t move through and organ or system in the way nature intended it. Remove the blockage, and the pain will go away permanently. On the other hand, if joint damage is too far gone the body cannot repair itself. Through the natural remedies pain can be eliminated either through continued treatment, or may go away permanently even though the joint is damaged. With severe damage, pain may not be the only factor, but joint mobility will.
More stubborn cases can only be positively affected by finding a person’s homeopathic “constitutional” remedy, often determined by an experienced Homeopath. There are answers for those persistent enough to find them.
Good nutrition for rheumatoid arthritis includes glucosamine sulphate, 2 tablets 2 times a day to keep tissues and joints flexible. It takes 2 to 6 weeks to get good effects. This is helpful along with other remedies.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Dave’s Recovery Formula – Cramp bark for muscle cramping, Horsetail for urinary health and trace minerals, Oat straw for trace minerals, Wild lettuce for muscles, Thyme for warming and inflammation, Nettle for reducing histamine, all herbs traditionally used to relax muscles, with anti-inflammatory properties.
Dave’s Relief Formula – Corydalis for pain, Boswellia for inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis, Myrrh and Ginger for inflammation, all herbs used traditionally for swelling and inflammation in tissues and joints.
Great Corydalis – this Chinese herbal combines Corydalis and Angelica dahurica and is designed to move energy that is disturbed. Many customers have reported wonderful joint pain relief.
Cell Salts to Help Rheumatoid Arthritis
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#1 Calc fluor 6X – joint and body deformation
#3 Calc sulph 6X – detoxify the joints
#4 Ferr phos 6X– inflammation
#5 Kali mur 6X – mucus problems
#11 Nat sulph 6X – activates and detoxifies the liver
#12 Silicea 6X – strengthen connective tissue and dissolve scar tissue
Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D. also recommends the Biochemic Phosphates (a collection of all the phosphate cell salts) for rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Rhus tox (#1) – caused from exposure to wet weather conditions. There is often an associated skin condition. All symptoms are worse in wet or cold conditions. The tendons and ligaments are affected. Pain is evident upon first movement after resting and then gets better after continued movement. There is great stiffness, especially in the mornings. There is restlessness associated because it alleviates the stiffness.
Causticum (#2) – pain and stiffness in the joints with severe weakness; walking is unsure. Shortened tendons. Arthritis of fingers and hands. Opposite to Rhus tox as one feels better in damp weather. Feels worse in cold dry weather and first movement. Fingers become deformed.
Arnica montana – for weakness and pain of the soft tissues. The cause is physical or emotional trauma. The person may be obese and feels beaten up. The bed feels too hard. Everything feels worse from movement or touch, fears being touched. Shoulder-to-hand pains.
Bryonia is the classic homeopathic remedy for painful arthritis where every movement is painful. The patient is irritable and worse in cold dry weather. Any touch or bump causes pain. Feels better from pressure. Pain is sharp like a knife.
Calcarea Carb – rheumatoid arthritis in obese people. Deep aching in the joints. Pains worse from cold and dampness. These people have weak joints especially ankles. They are also sensitive to bad news and overwhelmed by stresses.
Kali carb – pains feel like a red hot poker. This person operates out of a sense of duty. Arthritis pains are sharp with stiffness. Like Rhus tox, pains are worse upon rising with stiffness. The joints may become thickened and deformed. Everything is worse from cold and dampness.
Rhododendron – a remedy of those who are sensitive to the weather. The joints swell and inflame before a weather change. Worse from damp and cold condition. Joints worse in weather changes of the summer. Feels better from movement. Right-sided remedy. Worse from warm winds.