Before, anyone should consider, any alternative treatments, etc, for any illness, or ailment, he should consult with a trusted, health professional, and receive a through diagnosis, and suggestions, regarding one’s options, etc. Depending on the choices, degree of discomfort, and the potential results of so – called, conventional treatments, some might consider, some alternative approaches, and/ or, treatments. One of the most prevalent ailments, many of us, suffer from, is the symptoms and discomforts of arthritis, and arthritis – related ailments. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 4 alternate options, often used, and, some factors, it might be beneficial, to further understand, and consider.
1. Supplements: There are several, over – the – counter, relatively available, supplements, which have been helpful, for many, in addressing some of the symptoms of arthritis. These include: Glucosamine; Chondroitin; Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), hyaluronic acid, Essential Fatty Oils, etc. While, most of the time, these are safe, like nearly, every other health – related, supplement, there are, at times, side effects. Glucosamine and chondroitin, for some, have the following side effects: nausea, diarrhea and/ or, constipation, heartburn, and increased intestinal gas. Glucosamine is a compound, naturally found in our body, made from glucose, and the amino acid, glutamine. It is needed to produce glucosaminoglycan, a molecule used in forming and repairing cartilage and other body tissues. It has been shown to help ease, the pain from osteoarthritis, and improve joint health. Although the evidence, is less clear, regarding chondroitin, than, glucosamine, it is believed to increase joint mobility, and lessen pain. Many believe, hyaluronic acid, may be helpful to combine, with the other supplements, and, enhance lubricant – qualities, etc. MSM, although having similar side – effects, as glucosamine, etc, it has been shown to be useful, alongside the others.
2. Non – invasive: Many prefer using a non – invasive approach, instead of rushing to a surgical, or more chemically, related one! One approach, prolotherapy, is also known, as, Non – Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Regenerative Joint Injection, is a recognized orthopedic procedure, that stimulates the body’s healing processes, to strengthen, and repair, injured joints and connective tissues.
3. Homeopathic: Most homeopathic remedies for treating arthritis, include, arnica, as a component, of its formula. This is used, predominantly, to address the pain – related symptoms, and challenges, etc. Many other nations, turn, first to homeopathy, because, it has no side effects, and often, effective results!
4. Acupuncture: When a qualified, Licensed Acupuncturist, treats, these symptoms, patients, often find significant relief, often, at least, temporarily. It generally works, by reducing areas of inflammation, and, thus reduces much discomfort!
Since arthritis is often, quite uncomfortable, it makes sense, to use, whatever, safe approaches, are available, and may be, useful, and effective! Will you act wisely, and in your own best interests?