Homeopathy dynamically empowers the chiropractor with a ample therapeutic armamentarium to help the majority of lasting degenerative condition problems plaguing our society, along with the many forms of arthritis.
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Arthritis affects over 37,000,000 Americans. The broad spectrum of arthritis includes osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and linked conditions, such as Ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, gout, teenage arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease, psoriatic arthritis, and Reiter's syndrome.
Homeopathy equips the chiropractor to not only help the multiple symptoms of arthritis; it works deep within the body to correct the underlining causes in many cases. This distinguished capability of homeopathy corrects the genetic predispositions we have acquired through a thousand years of our family tree. This remarkably in-depth correction comes through an staggering discovery in homeopathy called miasms. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann originally advanced the thought of miasms as the "obstacle to the cure of disease". Homeopathy can clear these miasms from our body - thus correcting the genetic predispositions we have to disease.
This phenomenally distinguished therapy can not only correct the private 's predisposition to a disease such as arthritis, but also help the offspring of that private born after the deeper correction has been made!
Homeopathy uses minute doses of pure extracts from all realms of nature and activates the body to heal itself by correcting basic causes of diseases rather than merely suppressing symptoms. There are many homeopathic ingredients that have stood the test of time - as they have been researched, tested and proven to contribute relief from many of the painful associations with arthritis. An abridged summary of some of the most useful ones (as researched by William Boericke, Md, Pocket by hand of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, 9th Edition) are as follows:
Actaea Spicata: (Baneberry) A rheumatic remedy, especially for small joints, e.g. Wrist, fingers, knees, ankles and toes. Relieves spasmodic and throbbing pains in head, face, stomach, abdomen and extremities.
Arnica Montana: (Mountain Arnica) Muscular tonic for limbs, body aches and strained joints, with a tendency to tissue degeneration. Gout.
Bellis Perennis: (Daisy) exquisite remedy for sprains, bruises, rheumatic symptoms, sore joints and muscles, varicose veins.
Bryonia Alba: (White Bryony) Relieves soreness, weakness, stiffness, dizziness, rheumatic pains, swellings, irritability, physical weakness, and apathy.
Calcarea Carbonia: (Carbonate of Lime) Great remedy for impaired nourishment for glands, skin and bones. Relieves rheumatoid pains, rheumatism in lumbar region, swelling of joints (especially knees), and cramps in calves.
Calcarea Fluorica: (Fluoride of Lime) distinguished tissue remedy for hard, stony glands, varicose and enlarged veins and malnutrition of bones. For lasting lumbago, gouty enlargement of finger joints, depression and groundless fears.
Causticum: (Tinctura acris sine Kali) action generally in lasting rheumatic, arthritic and paralytic affections, indicated by pains in the muscular and fibrous tissues with deformities about the joints. For progressive loss of muscular strength, and relief of heaviness, infirmity and unsteadiness of muscles.
Cimicifuga Racemosa: (Black Snake-Root) Especially useful in rheumatic, nervous subjects. For restless feeling and aching or jerking in limbs and muscular soreness. Also for depression and for nausea and vomiting caused by pressure on spine and cervical region.
Formicum Acidum: (Formic Acid) For arthritis, articular rheumatism, lasting gout and stiffness in joints. For infirmity of lower extremities, pain in hips, nodes nearby joints, complaints of over lifting.
Hypericum Perforatum: (St. John's Wort) Great remedy for nerve injuries. Relieves pain after operations, cramps in calves, pain in toes and fingers (especially in tips), joints that feel bruised, jerking and twitching of muscles. useful for puncture wounds.
Ledum Palustre: (Wild Rosemary) Relieves throbbing in shoulder, cracking in joints, swollen ankles, rheumatism, gouty pains shooting through feet, limbs and joints.
Magnesia Phosphorica: (Magnesium Phosphate) Anti-spasmodic remedy. For neuralgic pains, cramps in calves and sciatica, infirmity in arms and hands, and general muscular weakness. Especially distinguished for languid, exhausted subjects.
Phytolacca Decandra: (Poke-root) For aching, soreness, restlessness and prostration, rheumatic pains, pain in under side of thighs; pain in legs, ankles, feet. Relief of stiff back.
Pulsatilla: (Wind Flower) For intense pain in thighs, hips, knees and legs with restlessness, sleeplessness and chilliness. Relieves numbness nearby elbow.
Rhododendron Chrysanthum: (Snow Rose) Relieves rheumatic and gouty symptoms with swollen joints, rheumatic tearing in limbs, stiffness of neck, pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, toe joints, and pain spicy dental nerves.
Rhus Toxicodendron: (Poison Ivy) For rheumatic pains spread over a large surface. Relieves swelling of joints, tingling in feet, pains in tendons and ligaments, pain and stiffness in small of back, loss of power in forearm and fingers, and state of being listless and sad.
Ruta Graveolens: (Rue) Relieves pain in small of back and loins, bones of feet and ankles, pain and stiffness in wrists and hands, contraction of fingers, and great restlessness.
Salicylicum Acidum: (Salicylic Acid) useful for swollen, painful knees and acute rheumatism. For sciatica and vertigo.
Symphytum Officinale: (Comfrey Root) For injuries to sinews, tendons and the periosteum. Acts on joints, neuralgia of knee, perineum and bones.
Needless to say, arthritis is a painful and often debilitating disease. However, with application of the accepted homeopathic remedies, many patients can find relief that allows them to live their lives filled with more happiness and contentment than they ever imagined.
Although these are some of the more common remedies for arthritis, there are over a hundred other remedies to reconsider when uncovering the varied underlining causes linked with arthritis. I advise using homeopathic formulas designed to address the many potential causes and predispositions to arthritis.