It happens; we live with it. Although our thoughts may stream in that direction, there are actions we can take to deliver ourselves from that often-excruciating pain.
Arthritis is defined as an inflammation in the joints or other specified area in the body where bones meet. Arthritis can appear in an array of locations in our body, and could affect a commonly used area, such as a knee.
Arthritis renders some of us more susceptible to problems than others; being an inherited affliction, there is no certainty that we will, as there is no minimum age to contract arthritis. Children, teens, and adults are all at risk.
Our Central Nervous System as we know, is a controlling factor in our body. It can potentially regulate function and inflammation in peripheral tissue, according to Dr. Firestone, Director and Physician at UCSD.
Our CNS plays a rather large role in our body’s behavior; assisting in stimuli responses.
To maintain a healthful lifestyle, be aware of the many “formulas” or health aids being sold that report great results associated with pain management. With many natural remedies available today involving yourself with prescription drugs is becoming passé.
Tart cherries, such as the Bing variety have been studied as being “fruitful” in helping to relieve arthritis pain. The juice from the Acai berry has also been effective; being very high in antioxidants and studied as a healing, super fruit.
Anti-inflammatory nutrients to consider for relief include: broccoli, parsley, spinach, carrots, ginger, radishes, apples, and garlic. Squeezing the juice from one half lemon and drinking it before every meal, and then at bedtime can also prove to be helpful. Other juices include garlic, radish, celery, and beet. Do be aware that for some, citrus can be harmful as it might cause swelling. The use of essential oils has proven to be a popular treatment. For these you should consult an alternative medicine physician.
Dr. Andrea Jordheim, DC, Livermore Chiropractic doctor, may be effective in relieving arthritic discomfort. She will discuss her techniques to see if chiropractic is right for you.