Arthritis

Arthritis, Joint Pain & Inflammation
Natural Safe Therapies to Reduce Pain & Inflammation


Arthritis - Degenerative Osteoarthritis
Arthritis - Psoriatic
Arthritis - Rheumatoid
Pain & Inflammation - Acute
Pain & Inflammation - Chronic
Pain/Oxycontin Addiction Nutritional Support Protocol

Of all the conditions afflicting chronic pain and inflammation is among the most insidious and depressing. Chronic pain, whether from arthritis, Fibromyalgia or injuries saps our energy and reduces our enjoyment of life. The Western medical establishment has numerous drugs to try to relieve these symptoms and they often do. The difficulty is that many of these drugs are expensive, have life threatening side effects and usually do not solve the underlying problems.

With homeopathy, herbs and nutritional therapy we have safe and effective treatments that can, at times, resolve the underlying condition. We offer here a variety of products which have proven effective. We have arranged them according to condition and have included PDF documents so that you can see the recommended protocols. You can purchase individual supplements or you may purchase complete programs at a 10% discount.


Arthritis - Degenerative Osteoarthritis
A type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints. Also called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OS-tee-oh-are-THRY-tis) (OA) is one of the oldest and most common forms of arthritis. Known as the ìwear-and-tearî kind of arthritis, OA is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joints cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement of joints. The breakdown of cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint.

Osteoarthritis is known by many different names, including degenerative joint disease, ostoarthrosis, hypertrophic arthritis and degenerative arthritis. Your doctor might choose to use one of these terms to better describe what is happening in your body, but for our purposes, we will refer to all of these as osteoarthritis.

It is thought that osteoarthritis dates back to ancient humans. Evidence of osteoarthritis has been found in ice-aged skeletons. Today, an estimated 21 million Americans live with OA. Despite the longevity and frequency of the disease, the cause is still not completely known and there is no cure. In fact, many different factors may play a role in whether or not you get OA, including age, obesity, injury or overuse and genetics. Your OA could be caused by any one or by a combination of any of these factors


Arthritis - Psoriatic
Psoriatic (sore-EE-AA-tick) arthritis causes pain and swelling in some joints and scaly skin patches on some areas of the body. It is related to the skin condition psoriasis.

What Are the Symptoms?
About 95% of those with psoriatic arthritis have swelling in joints outside the spine, and more than 80% of people with psoriatic arthritis have nail lesions. The course of psoriatic arthritis varies, with most doing reasonably well.
Symptoms include:

  • Silver or grey scaly spots on the scalp, elbows, knees and/or lower end of the spine.
  • Pitting of fingernails/toenails
  • Pain and swelling in one or more joints
  • Swelling of fingers/toes that gives them a "sausage" appearance.


What Causes It?
The cause is not yet known. It may be partly inherited and environment might play a role.

How Is It Diagnosed?
May involve X-rays, blood tests and joint fluid tests.



Arthritis - Rheumatoid
Rheumatoid arthritis (rue-ma-TOYD arth-write-tis) is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints. It can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) progresses in three stages. The first stage is the swelling of the synovial lining, causing pain, warmth, stiffness, redness and swelling around the joint. Second is the rapid division and growth of cells, or pannus, which causes the synovium to thicken. In the third stage, the inflamed cells release enzymes that may digest bone and cartilage, often causing the involved joint to lose its shape and alignment, more pain, and loss of movement.

Because it is a chronic disease, RA continues indefinitely and may not go away. Frequent flares in disease activity can occur. RA is a systemic disease, which means it can affect other organs in the body. Early diagnosis and treatment of RA is critical if you want to continue living a productive lifestyle. Studies have shown that early aggressive treatment of RA can limit joint damage, which in turn limits loss of movement, decreased ability to work, higher medical costs and potential surgery.

RA affects 1 percent of the U.S. population or 2.1 million Americans. Currently, the cause of RA is unknown, although there are several theories. And while there is no cure, it is easier than ever to control RA through the use of new drugs, exercise, joint protection techniques and self-management techniques. While there is no good time to have rheumatoid arthritis, advancements in research and drug development mean that more people with RA are living happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.



Pain & Inflammation - Acute
second area where we find the western approach taking a symptomatic turn is in the area of energy and fatigue. Based on the widespread use of coffee, teas and sugar, loss of energy is a major modern complaint. For awhile it seems to work to use stimulants to increase our feeling of energy but over time this approach causes the body to run down. Over time we still have the fatigue and we need to use more and stronger stimulants to get the same benefit.

Acute Pain & Inflammation Treatment Protocol.


Pain & Inflammation - Chronic
second area where we find the western approach taking a symptomatic turn is in the area of energy and fatigue. Based on the widespread use of coffee, teas and sugar, loss of energy is a major modern complaint. For awhile it seems to work to use stimulants to increase our feeling of energy but over time this approach causes the body to run down. Over time we still have the fatigue and we need to use more and stronger stimulants to get the same benefit.