Rheumatoid Arthritis Homeopathy can help

Rheumatoid Arthritis – the journey

Rheumatoid Arthritis first announces its presence in your body with flu like symptoms plus body aches and pains. It progresses to become a most painful and chronic condition. There will be periods of remission – a breathing space before the next flare up.

Its primary target is joints but connective tissue throughout the body is affected too. This means that skin, lungs, lymph tissue are all targets for this disease.

A sufferer will experience those nodosities (or knotty lumps to you and me) There can be fever fatigue and weakness.

Why Did I Get Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The key causes are genetics – a gift from your family albeit not a pleasant one, Viral, or an auto-immune response. Sadly, these are not easy causes to defend against. My recommendation is stay healthy through a good diet, limit stress, exercise, sleep well, keep hydrated all the normal factors that support good health.

What is happening in my body?

An auto immune response means that the body attacks itself. In this situation, the synovial membranes become thicker and fluid leaks into the joint leading to that swollen, tender and uncomfortable feeling

There is a cruel challenge; as the synovial fluid continues to increase it creates a pannus (a cloak). If the joint due to its swollen state becomes so uncomfortable it isn’t easy to move there is a risk that it becomes permanently immovable. So, movement, even if painful is very necessary.

Rheumatoid Arthritis shares itself throughout the body and affects hands, knees and feet. The bone marrow can’t get iron to supply to the body which means anaemia can occur.

As saliva and tear glands dry up; Sjorgens Syndrome may affect the body making swallowing hard and leaving eyes and other mucous membranes dry and sore.

The differences between the sexes

Research indicates that men are two to three times more likely to get lung disease with associated active Rheumatoid Arthritis; this appears to relate to a stronger history of smoking.

Women are more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis affects all ages even children

How Homeopathy Helps

Homeopathy is a holistic treatment of the whole body, so it addresses any imbalance – i.e. disease according to the symptoms. Ten people can experience the same symptoms but get ten different remedies. This is because our personal susceptibility will express itself individually.

Finding a remedy for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In the first instance a Homeopath will consider the immediate symptoms:

Some people are worse for movement, pressure, heat of the bed, lying on affected side, cold weather, touch, or night. Others are better for rest, cold applications, firm pressure, localized heat, continual movement, heat and movement.

Symptoms include shooting tearing pains, joints are shiny and red, the person feels stiff, weak, restless, pains can be sharp, there are swellings, the back may give way and specific body parts are affected.

But with chronic disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis there is much more to discover; whilst the disease is physical it is important to understand the mental / emotional make up of a person. A positive mental attitude will help a person to deal with their symptoms; likewise, a negative view leads to depression, sleeplessness and less ability to deal with pain.

We consider genetics and family history, we look organ support if appropriate, we look at previous medication history. Plus, we assess lifestyle, diet and relationship dynamics too. This is why we talk about your complete picture and finding the root cause of your illness because it is often not where you think it might be!