Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Arthritis Remedies and Treatment Overview

ARTHRITIS


WHAT MAKES IT WORSE?

Nerve pain or wind bi

(shifting pain, neuritis, neuralgia)

Stimulants; exhaustion; drying, hot, or irritating

foods; aggravation; worry; anger

Hot bi

(inflammatory arthrits)

Acidic foods; hot spices; alcohol;

hot emotions (rage, jealousy)

Cold bi

(rheumatism)

Exposure to inclement weather: cold foods; iced

drinks; anti-inflammatory drugs

Damp bi

Humidity; phlegm-producing, low-nutrition diet;

weakness; depression; hormone imbalance

Rheumatic arthritis

Infection

wind-cold-damp and hot-damp

Rheumatoid arthritis

Wind-cold-damp, malnutrition, weakness

Osteoarthritis

Malnutrition; exhaustion; chemotherapy; hormone imbalance; immune-threatening illness





WHAT MAKES IT BETTER?

TYPE

EXAMPLE

TYPE OF HERB

EXAMPLE

Nerve pain wind

neuralgia

Nervines, herb combinations for local relief

Valerian

Inflammatory arthritis

(chill stage)

(hot stage)

Early rheumatoid

cold-hot-wind-damp

Drying/warming nervine, increase circulation, antiphlegm

Myrrh

Knees, pain, and

stiffness




demulcent

Yucca capsules

Knees, lower-body

joint pain, swelling

hot-cold-wind-damp




AH&HR

Guan Jie Yan Wan

Osteoporosis




Nutritive tonics, anti-inflammatory herbs

Antler 8, Restorative Tablets, Eucommia 19

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