To help with the relief of arthritis, put yourself in
charge of creating a proactive plan for yourself. Take charge
of your lifestyle and see where improvements can be made.
Consider the following arthritis remedy proceedures. These are
useful alternatives to just taking drugs and you can combine
these three with no side effects.
Acupuncture and Acupressure as an Arthritis
Acupuncture or therapeutic 'needle piercing" is the
insertion of fine needles into the skin in order to stimulate
targeted places in the body, referred to as acupoints. Along
with the needles, the acupuncture practitioner also generally
applies any of the following to stimulate the points; suction,
friction, heat, pressure or electromagnetic energy impulses.
The treatment goal is to stimulate the acupoints in order to
balance the body’s movement of energy (qi) and restore health.
Ask your healthcare provider for practitioner referrals or look
in directories under holistic services. This is becoming a very
popular method of curing many ills, so be sure you get a
certified practioner. Your neighbor may have taken a few
If the thought of putting needles into your body just
totally prevents you from considering this valuable resource,
then consider Acupressure, also referred to as Relief with
Fingertips. It is similar to acupuncture, but uses the
hands for healing technique instead of needles and other
devices. Depending upon the afflicted area and type of
arthritic condition, a combination of knuckles, fingers, thumbs
and palm massage techniques are use in the surrounding
Aromatherapy as an Arthritis Remedy
Aromatherapy or "treatment using scents," is another
holistic treatment used by some arthritic sufferers for pain
relief and stress management.
Treatment focuses on using pleasurable aromatic botanical
oils by either massaging them into the skin, adding them to the
bath water, inhaling them directly or diffusing their scents
into the surrounding environment. The oils have been known to
affect moods, help with relaxation, lessen or end fatigue and
anxiety, and help the brain and nervous system via olfactory
nerves stimulation when inhaled. (concentrated oils should
never be used directly on the skin. They must always
be diluted with another plain oil to prevent burning the
Aromatherapy is reportedly one of the fastest growing fields
in alternative medicine, used in home, clinical and hospital
environments for pain and stress relief.
Although a trained practioner can combine different scents
just for you, you can do some experimenting on your own for a
small investment of time and money.