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159785 tn?1276229625 Just slice it very thin and simmer it a little. I mix it with green tea or other herbs or sometimes drink it plain.You can also cook with ginger. It is a very good anti-inflammatory, as is tumeric. I found that it was the inflammation causing pain with osteoarthritis in my injured knee when my good knee got red and swollen from twisting with a heavy load. Cut out the night-shade family (tomatoes, etc.)...had already quit sugar & white flour years before. All those cause inflammation, too.
199177 tn?1490502134 Acupuncture also may be an acceptable alternative to or may be included as part of a comprehensive pain management program. Chiropractic Treatment and Massage Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Improvements of people undergoing chiropractic manipulations were noted in some trials. However, the treatments effectiveness in treating back and neck pain has not been supported by compelling evidence from the majority of clinical trials.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Traumeel’s pain reducing effects are attributed to the herbs Arnica Montana and Hypericum perforatum. Another benefit of this ointment is it is free of any side effects that come with the use of anti-inflammatory creams. Acute and Chronic Pain: OJA Castor Oil Packs Castor Oil has been used for centuries because of its fast acting ability to reduce pain and inflammation.
199177 tn?1490502134 Acupuncture also may be an acceptable alternative to or may be included as part of a comprehensive pain management program. Chiropractic Treatment and Massage Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Improvements of people undergoing chiropractic manipulations were noted in some trials. However, the treatments effectiveness in treating back and neck pain has not been supported by compelling evidence from the majority of clinical trials.
16237877 tn?1446548435 Some herbal treatments for knee pain may be taken orally, while other herbs are applied topically in the form of a paste or cream. The cause of your knee pain largely dictates the type of herbs used. If you have knee osteoarthritis, for example, you may benefit from using boswellia, ginger, turmeric and white willow bark. Bromelain is believed to be an effective herbal remedy for soft tissue inflammation and pain relief.
Avatar f tn Recently found 2 ticks on my body, but no rash. Have had osteoarthritis for years (or LD) and symstems have gotten worse. Also, a western blot showed 3 of 5 criteria postive for Lyme. Are these results because I still have antibodies of the disease in my blood, or could this be a whole new bout of LD?
Avatar f tn MSM, and Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother as a treatment, how each one works against arthritis, and which is the best to use, as I've had both work well (esp the ACV), but the MSM is expensive, but the ACV has negative side effects. Thank you for your time to reply.
1310633 tn?1430227691 Does anyone have any experience with, or heard of, Adequan, Cartrophen or Cortisone shots for the treatment of pain associated with hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, etc, in dogs? My English Mastiff has developed osteoarthritis in her right hind leg, and surgery isn't recommended this late in life, and an alternative to oral treatment (and far more effective from what the vet has told us, although MUCH more expensive), is shot treatment.
10175413 tn?1427173851 Have started on juicing, no dairy, no gluten, practically no meat and doing Chinese Herbs. Have you managed to get your life back post treatment. ? Obviously you have used diet and turmeric....any other tips ?
Avatar f tn Devil’s Claw You could combine Devil’s Claw in teas, with other potent herbs and spices with medicinal properties including turmeric and ginger. Yucca, studies that show yucca as being effective in providing relief and remissions to arthritis patients and research points to a direct link between the yucca medicinal plant and the treatment and prevention of arthritis. Turmeric contains an active ingredient known as curcumin which is the base of these anti-inflammatory properties.
Avatar n tn However most ppl know that Glucosamine is marketed for the treatment for osteoarthritis. I know of four family members that have taken this for as long as six months, including my husband. All claimed no decrease in their painful symptoms but none noted an increase either. The medical community appears to agree that this is a safe supplement but the consensus of the effectiveness of this compound varies widely. I am sorry but I can't give you any educated suggestions.
Avatar f tn Yes, it's a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Under indications, it says: "for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs." Good luck! I know I hate to see any of my 4 pups in pain!
Avatar m tn A better anti-inflammatory is turmeric, and usually ginger will be found in formulas combining standardized ginger with standardized turmeric. If you want to use non-standardized herbs, which are more natural, ginger is best used juiced and raw, but it's hard to get enough of it that way if you want to use it for inflammation as extreme as arthritis. Candied ginger is actually pro-inflammatory, because sugar increases inflammation and candied has lots of sugar in it.
Avatar f tn I got some help from acupuncture and herbs, but it didn't resolve the problem. I'm now in surgical menopause (for endometriosis) and my migraines, are down to about 5 times a month and often not as severe. Have you ever been evaluated for TMJ dysfunction, which can play into migraines? I have this really bad, with osteoarthritis in both jaws. I have gotten some help with the migraines by using a flat-planed splint at night (I'm a clencher).
Avatar n tn My viral load went from over 30 million to 16,000 in less than three years, without treatment, without herbs. Then it went from 16,000 up to 1.5 million in three months, again no tx, no herbs. Viral can fluctuate wildly so you really can't draw too much from it. On the other hand, hopefully the herbs will slow your liver damage. Do you know what stage you are? If you're going to take herbs, my suggestion is to monitor your liver enzymes, with a biopsy every 3-5 years, depending on your stage.
1280306 tn?1271271386 After long periods of inflammation, the joints begin to break down, thus causing a loss of cushion known as cartiledge disc between these vertebrae. The popping your hearing is just that. Osteoarthritis induced hypermobility. This can also happen when one with active osteoarthritis seeks chiropractic adjustments over several periods of time. The treatment is spinal fusion with removal of arthritic tissue/scarring.
Avatar n tn Treating these patients with the drugs commonly used for those diseases could adversely affects their already damaged liver function. The best treatment for this patients would be a combination of the treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus infection (PEG-interferon + Ribavirin) plus any of the treatments for their chronic arthritis.
Avatar f tn Califia used herbs and supplements during the 10-plus years between treatments and her Stage 2-3 remained the same throughout that period. No progression.
1763947 tn?1334058919 The color change is from the salt water (you add salt) dissolving some of the metal of the unit- depending if more Cu or Fe dissolved can be green to orange to brown. We send the post treatment water for analysis and that is what we found. I think the people doing them are honest but just believe the company.
1652468 tn?1302904098 Bad Diet Promotes Arthritis There is no question that diet plays a large role in the development and continuation of arthritic symptoms. The standard American diet, full of refined foods, is a pro-inflammatory regimen. Inflammation is what causes the redness, warmth, swelling, and joint destruction associated with arthritis. Eating pro-inflammatory foods will not only create the environment for arthritis to begin, it will fuel the illness once developed.
Avatar n tn I try to battle all of the symptoms with natural herbs. My doctor tells me there is nothing else.....I believe there is...there had to be other things before synthetic medicine. I also have two small tumors on my thyroid that have been biopsed and are being monitered. I used to be a normal 145 lbs. I am still as active but am at 171 lbs. My doctor says and I quote "I work too damn hard.
177382 tn?1253044740 Some people get relief from pain by combining natural herbs/supplements with prescription meds. or just by taking natural herbs/supplements alone. Natural herbs and supplements like willow bark, boswellia, cherry, ginger, MSM, fish oil, glucosamine, magnesium, sappan, and ribose can help with pain. There are some formulas which combine some of these so you don't have to take them indvidually, just search the internet.
Avatar n tn Others have reported similar, and what seems to be a common denominator is that you were fatigued before treatment, you'll probably be fatigued after treatment even if treatment is successful. Moreover it's quite possible you will take on additional symptons from exposure to the treatment drugs. This is not surprising since interferon overstimulates the immune system, altering metabolism.
Avatar f tn I have some arthritis, borderline sugar problems if I eat sweets, had a mild heart attack in 2002 with no treatment due to panic disorder fright of treatment, had skin cancer in 2002 (melanoma) surgically removed, had uterine fibroid tumors removed, left uterus intact, removed 1 ovary, was told years ago that I have mitral valve prolapse. Aside from this, I'm great. Very tired, having depression off and on. Angry and still searching for the answer just to stop the adrenalin rush.
1684282 tn?1505701570 There are better (in my opinion) treatments for chronic pain that are much safer than opioids,such as physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anti-depression medications, and treatment of underlying psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety, dietary and life-style changes, etc. High dose long term opiates have not been shown in multiple studies to improve long term pain scores of chronic pain patients - and that is the most important fact of the whole article.
Avatar m tn Current plan is to try and keep a 2-3 hour buffer between taking riba and any sort of antacid. Hep C treatment plus reflux equals PITA. Thanks for the info on vitamin B12. Are there any tests to tell if you're deficient? I think I'll mention the B12 shot to my doc next time I see him.
Avatar n tn I'm 7 weeks into combi treatment (I started off with a month of Inteferon and Procrit) and my AST/SGOT and my ALT levels continue to be high. They are higher then when I started treatment and higher then they were 4 weeks after the initial Inteferon/Procrit boost. Should I be worried? My doc (well the NP) says it could just be from the meds but says she wants to monitor closely. The good news is that my HGB levels are great and holding--they are higher then pre-treatment!
Avatar n tn I am Lyme Antibody positive though and it's a symptom of LD but doggone if it doesn't seem to get any better even with my treatment. I tried swimming and that keeps things going and I sleep better too. Swimming is good for everything as it's easy on the joints. Being that it's also in my neck -- when I turn my head it clicks -- and in my throat -- when I swallow it feels like thumper is in there -- I am always hearing it. My arms click and my shoulders, my hips, you get the picture.
4226456 tn?1354123528 (early) due to side effects and now I am experiencing joint pain, stiffnes that started a couple months after treatment. When I sit for any period of time, my hips are so stiff and my feet are stiff too. My feet feel like they can't hold me up. Ambulation is not so easy. After a few moments of being up on my feet and walking the discomfort and stiffness goes away. I am also experiencing wrist pain, carpel tunnel type symptoms in one hand that I dont use much for writing or anything.