The chronic inflammatory disorder Rheumatoid arthritis not only affects the joints but it can damage a host of the body systems which includes the lungs, skin, eyes and blood vessels. This arthritic condition affects the lining of the joints, leading to swelling, which is extremely painful. If untreated, it can also cause bone erosion and joint deformity. This autoimmune condition happens because the immune system starts attacking the tissues of the body.
Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Warm, tender and swollen joints
- Joint stiffness which worsens after inactivity and in mornings
- Loss of appetite, fever, and fatigue
In the early stages, rheumatoid arthritis affects the small joints. With the progress of the disease, the symptoms spread to the other parts of the body such as shoulders, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, and hips. The disease affects many non-joint structures such as the heart, skin, lungs, eyes, salivary glands, bone marrow, blood vessels, kidneys, heart, etc.
Naturopathic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Many patients now prefer alternative therapy for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis as it is minimally invasive and requires no drugs. A few of the naturopathic approaches for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis are as follows:
Acupuncture is an inherent component of Chinese medicine that makes use of fine needles for inserting into specific points in the body. Some of the naturopathic doctors offering Rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Bangalore make use of acupuncture therapy. This treatment is based on the Chinese Philosophy of ‘Qi (Chi) energy’. Energy channels run through different ‘meridians’ in specific patterns all over the body. ‘Acu points’ are present superficially all along the meridians which connect the major organs internally. According to the Chinese concept, the disease occurs when there is an obstruction in the flow of energy and acupuncture helps in clearing that obstruction.
Alternative treatment also makes use of magnets for employing pain. This is an effective therapy used for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Naturopathic doctors in Jindal Naturopathy centre advise ‘yogasanas’ or postures for strengthening the muscle groups and lubricating the joints.
The Jindal Naturecure Institute Bangalore provides naturopathic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. We focus on minimally invasive procedures and the self-healing property of the body for the prevention and cure of chronic diseases. We use an array of therapies such as acupuncture, hydrotherapy, yoga etc. for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.