10 natural remedies to relieve the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is often inherited and is a progressive disease. The risk factors for this disease are often linked to family history, environmental factors such as unhealthy living, poor nutrition, smoking and chronic periodontal diseases.
It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks "by mistake" the walls of the membranes lining the joints, known as synovial membranes, although it is still unknown how this phenomenon originates.
When the inflammation of the tissues is lower, the symptoms disappear for a time, but then re-emerge, generating muscle and joint pains, morning stiffness, inflammation, pain and chronic fatigue.
However, there are home and natural remedies that can help patients affected by this chronic disease while contributing to the general welfare of the body.
Let´s know how to help people affected by arthritis feel better.
1) Physical activity: Keeping us physically active is one of the best ways to deal with this disease. The exercises contribute to strengthen muscles, reduce fatigue and provide the possibility of greater range of motion.
2) TwHF: It is a Chinese herb called Riptergium Wilfordii. It has been used for more than 400 years to treat joint pains and inflammations.
Consult your doctor about this natural option.
3) Spicy cream: Capsein is a substance found in many foods that are the ones that give you the sensation of burning like cayenne pepper.
But at the same time, it has an anesthetic effect and blocks the sensation of pain through the nerves.
Capsein-based creams are available over the counter and are widespread in North America.
4) Borage oil: This oil contains gamma linolenic acid, also called AGL. In small doses it is not entirely effective, but approximately 1400 mg per day can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
5) Fish oil: Several studies have shown that fish oil contributes to reducing pain and joint stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
6) Turmeric: A study conducted in 2012 showed that curcumin, the main active of turmeric, contains anti-inflammatory and anti arthritic very powerful and even more effective than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
7) Drink alcohol: A study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decrease in the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50%! Is not it amazing?
8) Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar is very effective in relieving certain symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus and at the same time helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a half cup of hot water and drink once a day.
You can also rub the affected area with a little vinegar and massage with hot castor oil. Cover with a cotton compress and wrap with cling film.
9) Ginger: Gingerol, which is the main active ingredient in ginger, is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce the pain, inflammation and swelling caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Place a piece of ginger in a container with olive oil, let marinate and before use expose to the sun for 5 or 10 minutes so that it warms up and becomes in this way a totally natural solution.
Use this mixture to rub the sore area. It is very effective!
10) Massages: Massages can help relax the contracted muscles and relieve the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Watch out! They must be done by someone who is trained for this, because otherwise, it can generate adverse effects.
We all know someone who suffers joint pain or properly rheumatoid arthritis. This chronic disease has no cure at the moment, but with all these natural remedies we can help reduce pain and inflammation.
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