by Clark and Ann Zimmerman, L.Ac.
In our clinical practice, we have worked with people with all forms of arthritis and have helped many of them get off of pain killers and steroids.
Approximately 44 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. Many of these people are being treated with Western medications such as steroids and anti-inflammatories, while many others’ symptoms are left untreated, as they do not want to pursue conventional Western treatment options.
If you suffer from Arthritis, meditation is an excellent discipline to restore health, balance, and awareness to your life.
In our clinical practice, we have worked with people with all forms of arthritis and have helped many of them get off of pain killers and steroids. This is possible by using a combination of acupuncture, herbs, nutritional supplements, and possibly techniques such as yoga, qi gong or meditation. We are always pleased (as is the patient) when we can use natural therapies for pain management because they do not have any side effects, unlike most of the Western medications for pain relief, which can cause a host of complications. Many of these medications weaken the body over time, which, in our opinion, causes premature aging and general debility.
Below are several natural herbal and nutritional supplements that have proven effective in overcoming the pain and inflammation of arthritis. It is always best to seek out the services of a healthcare professional if you are interested in using these products.