The Old Age Apathy Called Arthritis

By: Rachel Broune

There are many types of arthritides. The form which will inflict many people as they age is known as osteoarthritis. Other types include rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. An inflammatory condition of the joints that can or cannot be disabling. It can result in joint disfigurement and restricted joint mobility. Categorized into as many as 12 types, the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid.

A group of bone and joint disorders commonly marked by bone deterioration, joint inflammation, chronic pain, loss of mobility and flexibility, and other skeletal dysfunction. A general term for more than 100 different diseases that affect the joints. Many forms of arthritis and related conditions are believed to have an autoimmune component. Arthritis is the wearing down of cartilage and loss of fluid that surrounds the joints, caused by over-use, injury or age. Arthritis can also be inflammatory, which is caused by auto-immune disorders, viruses or infection.

Arthritis is a lifelong ailment however there are some measures to relieve the pain such as pain medication (NSAID) and hot compress. other alternatives to prevent the attack is to relax (out of stress) and plenty of water. Depends on what type of Arthritis you are talking about, there are so many types and all require a slightly different approach, but for all a healthy diet helps alot, despite what doctors will tell you.

Rubber Tree Bark - Eucommia is considered a primary herb used to increase yang functions in the body. It strengthens the bones and muscles, heals injured and weakened tissues, and can treat lower back and leg pain, stiffness and arthritis.
Cynomorium-suo yang - Cynomorium is a superb tonic to the primal yang essence and is used in many tonics for both men and women. It is widely believed in the Orient to be a superb longevity herb and an excellent tonic and stimulant. It is said to strengthen the bones, benefits joints and reverses motor impairment.
Borage/Starflower (Borago Officinalis) - Use Arial parts and Seeds. Good for dispelling melancholy, lifting depression and helping people to cope with difficult situations. It supports and restores the action of the adrenal gland, which helps us deal with stresses of all sorts, physical, emotional or psychological.
Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) - Use Fruit - Is one of the most stimulating digestives, and was given as a laxative for chronic constipation, but now use less uncomfortable methods.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) - Use Roots - Has long been used in medicine to disguise bad tastes, but its virtues goes further than that. It's a favourite ingredient in cough mixtures, adding its soothing, anti-inflammatory action, and stimulating the flow of mucus from the lungs and bronchi. COMBINES well with Thymus, Inula and Echinacea.

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