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Soothing Arthritis Pain, Naturally

By October 29, 2012

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The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects nearly 27 million people in the United States. In an effort to ease osteoarthritis-related pain, some patients turn to supplements containing hyaluronic acid. A substance found naturally in your body's connective tissues, hyaluronic acid is thought to help treat osteoarthritis in part by keeping your joints well-lubricated.

Although research on the health effects of hyaluronic acid is fairly limited, some preliminary studies show that hyaluronic acid supplements may help fight the inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis. There's also some evidence that hyaluronic acid may help protect against the breakdown of cartilage in osteoarthritis patients.

Natural remedies like glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and avocado/soybean unsaponifiables may also help manage osteoarthritis. In addition, practicing yoga, taking up tai chi, and/or undergoing acupuncture may help tame arthritis pain...Read the article: Hyaluronic Acid - What You Need to Know.

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November 3, 2012 at 4:03 am
(1) Tammie Grey says:

My mom also suffers from osteoarthritis. In order to prevent herself from experiencing joint pains, she is undergoing strict measures of losing weight. She also drinks green coffee beans extract.

November 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm
(2) Dr. Terranella says:

Many patients with chronic and acute pain don’t understand the spectrum of treating pain bacuase they don’t understand what causes pain. As a result, they don’t realize the multiple ways of treating pain other than opiate therapy (vicodin, oxycodone, and the like) and surgery. You do have options not only to treat chronic pain but to eliminate it altogether. I recently wrote a free ebook about pain management, and it can be found at http://www.swintegrativemedicine.com/holistic-pain-management?hsCtaTracking=653da451-b9af-4f06-a73e-1946f558b42c%7C88af90a6-adb3-49ef-827b-df8498f8f74b

Hope this helps anyone looking for natural remedies for arthritis pain!

November 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm
(3) Michael Bennet says:

In terms of Ayurveda, guduchi as one of the most effective arthritis natural remedies, has been used since ancient times. It has both bitter as well as astringent tastes and can increase the moisture of bodily tissues and has potency and is heavy to digest. With these properties, guduchi helps in normalizing all the three doshas kapha, pitta and vata especially when used with clarified butter, honey and sugar respectively.

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