Arthritis is a disease of the joints, causing swelling & severe pain around the joints.
There are 2 types of Arthritis OSTEOARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
OSTEOARTHRITIS Is were the cartilage wears away between the joints causing inflammation & pain.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS This is caused by the white blood cells destroying the cartilage, this then causes inflammation & pain in & around the joints.
Experts still have no idea what causes either of these arthritis’s.
Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
The First Tablets that are used are : PARACETAMOL. CO-CODAMOL. These only help with the pain.
You can be prescribed ANTI-INFLAMMATORY drugs such as IBUPROFEN. ASPIRIN. These help with pain & stiffness. But have a lot of possible side effects such as : STOMACH ACHE. MILD HEARTBURN. NAUSEA. VOMITING. BLOATING.GAS. DIARREA. CONSTIPATION. DIZZINESS. HEADACHES. MILD ITCHING or RASH. RINGING IN THE EAR. To name a few & have no long term benefits.
Or if the symptoms are worse STERIOD based drugs, such as PREDNISONE. DEPO-MEDRONE. Now I was on PREDNISONE for many years as a suffer of ULCERATED COLITIS. I speak from experience with the side effects from these tablets : INSOMNIA. MOOD CHANGES. INCREASED APPETITE. GRADUAL WEIGHT GAIN. ACNE. SWEATING. DRY SKIN. THINNING SKIN. BRUISING. SLOW WOUND HEALING. HEADACHES. DIZZINESS. SPINNING SENSATION. NAUSEA. STOMACH PAIN. BLOATING. BLURRED VISION. Plus from my experience, you can’t just stop taking them, you have to decrease the amount you take. Then when you do stop the headaches I got were unbearable ! Headache tablets would not relieve it either.The picture is when I was 26 years old & had been on PREDNISONE for over 10 months ! That’s how they make you swell up. The tablets had nothing to do with the bad haircut ! lol .I look at this picture & can’t believe it’s me !.
Then there’s the DISEASE MODIFYING ANTI-RHEUMATIC DRUGS (DMARDs for short ). such as METHOTREXATE. SULFASALAZINE. These drugs reduce the immune system attacks. But they can take time to work, for weeks to months. Common side effects include : BLOOD in URINE or STOOL. BLOODY VOMIT. DIARRHEA. JOINT PAIN. REDDENING SKIN. SORES IN THE MOUTH or LIPS. STOMACH PAIN. SWELLING of the FEET or LOWER LEGS.
Or you could be prescribed : BIOLOGIC DRUGS. Such as INFLIXIMAB. ETANECEPT. They reduce immune system attacks by targeting particular chemicals or cells in the body’s immune system. Some common side effects : HEADACHE. STOMACH PAIN. NAUSEA. STUFFY NOSE. SINUS PAIN. SKIN RASH. FLUSHING. VOMITING.
Both DMARDs & BIOLOGIC DRUGS are long term drugs to reduce & prevent damage.
Then as a last resort, when all else has failed & the pains unbearable & movements nearly gone, It’s time for a operation.
Natural Essential Oils for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
So with all the side effects of these medications, is it any wonder that people are trying to find NATURAL ways to help with the inflammation & pain ? I know I would ! It’s a no brainer !
Some of you will already be on some of these drugs listed above. Essential oils will also help with some of the side effects of those drugs, As well as the inflammation, stiffness & pain.
Yet again I have researched the best 3 ESSENTIAL OILS that will help with inflammation, stiffness & pain.
There’s a lot of ESSENTIAL OILS that have anti-inflammatory properties, But I will give my top 3. But for mixing purposes, There will be more ESSENTIAL OILS listed.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL : It is a Anti-inflammatory. Also a sedative, that will relax you. Mix with MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL : Said to stimulate white blood cells & invigorate the immune system. Also has a cooling effect. Use 5 drops of each with a table spoon of SWEET ALMOND CARRIER OIL. Massage into the painful joint.
EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL : It also has anti-inflammatory properties, blended with LEMON & JUNIPER ESSENTIAL OILS. May also be helpful with aches & pains. 3 to 4 drops EUCALYPTUS with 1 or 2 drops of LEMON & JUNIPER. 1 table spoon of a carrier oil. Massage around the joint.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL : Anti-inflammatory, cooling effect will help with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. mixed with LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL : Anti-inflammatory, a good pain reliever. Mix 3 to 4 drops PEPPERMINT with 2 to 3 drops LAVENDER essential oil . Mix with 1 table spoon COCONUT carrier oil. massage in around the painful joint.
These essential oils will not make arthritis go away, it will only help relieve the symptoms of arthritis. You will still need to be seen by a specialist doctor. for a controlled program of health care.
But anything that eases the pain and stiffness for even a little while must be worth it. right ?
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