Think of the diseases called Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer. If you had never heard of these two diseases, which one do you suppose sounds rather complicated? No doubt, you would bet your money on the former. But the truth is, even though Rheumatoid Arthritis has some very painful symptoms, and possibly no guaranteed cure, it is not the worse form of disease a person could posses. It may be a life long condition, but at least, you never have to listen to the doctor say “you only have so many months or years to live. So make the best out of it”.
Cure may not be definite, but relief is assured. Thanks to the development of Science and modified medicines, the word relief is no longer a far fetched dream. The disease can be tamed in such a way to make you feel cured even if it is still active in your system. Medicines are by far the easiest treatment method you can find. It requires no sacrifice or effort on your behalf. All you have to do is pop a pill in your mouth. The drugs will take care of the rest.
There are several types of medicines: – non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, steroids, DMARDS (Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs) and immuno-suppressants – INF Alfa inhibitors. They are aimed to reduce pain and inflammation and prevent the progression of the disease. Your doctor would probably prescribe a combination of these medicines. As good as it may sound you also need to keep in mind that these are in fact chemicals. Feeding your body high doses of artificial substances may not be a very good idea especially in the case of pregnant mothers. So, it is best to substitute these medicines with natural treatment methods.
Alternate Treatment Methods:
Surgery may seem like an easy way out, but it comes with its own set of complications. The positive aspect of natural treatment is that it does not have any side effects, and the best part is, that it has a historical record of being a good supplement for medications. Glucosamine HCL is often the supplement of choice for this disease.
Some of the treatments include occupational therapy, physical therapy, cupping therapy, Acupuncture and Homoeopathy. Cupping therapy and Acupuncture are Chinese treatment methods that have been successful in suppressing pain and reducing inflammation, plus relieving stress related to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Homoeopathy is a German treatment method that deals with the immune system. All drugs and ointments are made from natural substances and are aimed to fight the sickness from within the body, using the support of the immune system. External applications like fish oils, medicated oils and aroma therapy are other forms of treatment.
In addition, doctors also advice patients to attend Infra Red (IR) Treatment Sessions. The heat helps the muscles loosen, reduce pain and inflammation. This is merely an attempt to update you on the kinds of treatment methods available for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Do not try everything at once. Make sure you consult your physician prior to making important decisions of this sort. Some of the treatments may antidote one another.