Friday, June 10, 2011

Natural Remedies For Arthritis - Using Home Remedies and Herb Combinations.

In this post we are going to cover some home remedies along with your typical herb combinations for treating arthritic pain based on TCM. The way food remedies work. You will notice that certain foods ease joint pain because they have the ability to stimulate digestion, elimination, and circulation which all helps rid the body of toxins.

A lot of the arthritis remedies purge the liver. For example, a drink made with a slice of fresh ginger along with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice added to warm water. When you combine the hot and sour flavors of the above combination you get a balanced cleanser. You will find that it is a great remedy after a rich meal or right after awakening in the morning.

Below are some other home arthritis remedies suited for wind-chill-damp and inflammatory joint pain.

Wind-Chill-Damp: Warming Herbs

The herbs used for early stages of rheumatic or rheumatoid arthritis that have wind-chill-damp symptoms are teas that have a bitter flavor and hot stimulants that can dissolve phlegm while at the same time increasing circulation. TCM would say that they burn up phlegm. You might want to try one of the arthritis remedies to see how they work for you. Keep an eye on your tongue changes and increase the dosage as needed in cold weather. You will notice that eventually a pale, puffy tongue will turn normal pink.

Sweat Out Pain: Using Diaphoretic herbs.

Spices like ginger are expectorant and digestive. Which also makes you sweat. Using dried ginger powder will be more heating to the body then fresh raw ginger. Have a cup of green tea and then add either a big pinch of dry ginger or a couple peeled slices of raw ginger. At night take a bath and add five huge tablespoons of dried ginger to the water to help us sweat our cold. Afterwords, make sure you wrap yourself up really well and do not go outside. You can also make a cinnamon and turmeric tea to help warm up some stiff shoulders. Just add a 1/8 teaspoon of each cinnamon and turmeric to a cup of boiling water let steep at least five min. then drink in between meals. Juniper berries are diuretic, diaphoretic, stimulant, digestive, and disinfectant. Chew a dozen, or brew them as tea once a day for edema, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, and swollen joints

Better Circulation: Try Myrrh

An herb to try is Myrrh for better circulation. It also heals wounds, and detoxifies poisons.
You will want to take three to four capsules a day between meals.

Arthritis Soup Remedy:

Adding a well know Chinese blood building herb called Dong Qui to soups and stews can increase blood production along with increase your circulation if you have a pale tongue or internal cold problems. You will find that it eases your joint pains if you have cold/damp related discomforts. A very well know Ayurvedic digestive herb called Asafoetida is extremely heating. A strongly detoxifying herb, its main uses are for treating indigestion and killing parasites, but it also warms and energizes the joints. You only want to use a pinch in soups or when cooking beans.

Joint pain soup:

Cook until done 1 cup pearl barley with ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 pinch saffron, and 1 piece dong qui. Add a pinch of the following herbs as needed.

For water retention: 10 Juniper berries  
For weakness and chills: fenugreek or ginger

Due to their strong cleansing effects, they form an important part of any herb regimen designed to reduce arthritis pain.

Prickly ash bark is a very heating, bitter antiseptic cleanser available in health food store capsules or as a very bitter liquid extract. It is sometimes combined with laxative herbs to rid the gastrointestinal tract of worms and yeast. It can be used for weak digestion abdominal pain form cold raw food,and chronic chills leading to lumbago, arthritis, and rheumatism, especially affecting the lower body. Add 5 to 10 drops to a small glass of water between meals. (It also combines well with Aloe Vera gel and water)

Alfalfa pills/capsules are a must for those who suffer from joint pain or deformity augmented by nutritional deficiency. Calcium is needed to prevent arthritis, but the body is most often too full of toxins to absorb it. Alfalfa pills/capsules provide an excellent source of organic calcium. Magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, chlorophyll, and nearly all known vitamins. They are very detoxifying when taken in medicinal doses rather than as foods. You can chew about a dozen pills a day with water. Alfalfa can be combined with ginger tea for those troubled by acid regurgitation or nausea.

Ayurveda offers guggul, a high-performance cleanser/rejuvenator used to cure joint pain and eliminate body fat and tumors. Guggul (in Latin, Commiphora ukul), a tree resin, has stimulant, antispasmodic, and expectorant qualities, and is used in treating arthritis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, nerve disorders, debility, obesity, and skin diseases.
Taken internally, it disinfects and deodorizes the body.

Triphala, a balancing laxative powder also available in Indian groceries, works particularly well with guggul. A pill combination, Triphala Guggul, can be use also.

2 comments:

adson stone said...

My friends I share with you. f you're experiencing your first really bad backache, you're probably panicking a little about the pain and its implications — what if it's cancer? What if it never goes away? My first piece of advice is, relax. Low back pain is very common. About 80% of American adults will miss work at some point because of it. And most of the time, it's neither permanent nor serious: 95% of backaches go away within six weeks, with no specific treatment. Following are 10 essential things to know about dealing with a bad back.
alleviate the pain effective pain relief

adson stone said...

My friends I share with you. f you're experiencing your first really bad backache, you're probably panicking a little about the pain and its implications — what if it's cancer? What if it never goes away? My first piece of advice is, relax. Low back pain is very common. About 80% of American adults will miss work at some point because of it. And most of the time, it's neither permanent nor serious: 95% of backaches go away within six weeks, with no specific treatment. Following are 10 essential things to know about dealing with a bad back.
alleviate the pain effective pain relief