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Rheumatoid Arthritis - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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Rheumatoid Arthritis is seen by medical science as being passed down the female line as an autoimmune blood disease, often with an onset in middle of menopause. Science has identified the processes involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis as resulting from an excess of iron in the body which burns out the synovial fluid thereby reducing the lubrication available in the joints. The inflammation results ultimately in damage to the joints themselves and severe pain until finally the joints seize up and are no longer painful.

Holistic Medicine sees Rheumatoid Arthritis as a blood toxicity problem, the predisposition for which is certainly genetic. However, we don't have to travel this path and a healthy diet and healthy fluid intake (plenty of Rosehips Tea is particularly helpful) is one aspect of ensuring that you don't follow your parents into Rheumatoid Arthritis.

A healthy attitude is also important and it seems as if the personality type which is prone to Rheumatoid Arthritis is one who starts out with a very clear vision of how their life should be and, when aspects of this don't turn out as planned they become very critical either of themselves or those they blame for this outcome.

Letting go of these increasingly critical attitudes is the key to reversing the illness in energetic terms. Embracing new learning or areas of study is an ideal way for this sort of person to apply their clear vision and to facilitate their ability to let go of the rigid and critical views which resulted in their illness.

There are very many folk remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and the only factor which unites them seems to be that sufferers had gone out and studied their illness and came up with something which worked for them. One has to ask whether the solution to any particular case was to do with the effort to study the Rheumatism or to the cure itself.

Some people benefit from either heat or from cold and gain relief this way. Keeping up the movement and preventing joints from freezing up is important.

Yoga is certainly a means of ensuring that joints don't freeze up but yoga facilitates flexible attitudes as well as flexible bodies. Other things like a copper bangle (with a gap) can be effective for some people. Aerobic exercise as simple as walking briskly in the country side and oxygenating the blood in this way is also a very good preventative habit.

Some people also experience symptomatic relief from massaging with linseed oil or heating liniments containing wintergreen oil. Others swear by a glass of lemon juice or vinegar in the morning.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Program I recommend is:

  • 50ml  Maritime Pine Bark; with Rescue Remedy.  Dosage is 10 drops 2x a day. (Autoimmune and anti-oxidant support) Bottle size at the discretion of the client.
  • 25ml  Boswellia; with Rescue Remedy (Anti-inflammatory, pain and stiffness).  This herb cannot be mixed with other herbs because of its tendency to “clump”, and the mix looks off.
  • 200ml  ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BLEND (modified): White Willow, Guaiacum, Burdock, Rosehips, Elecampane, Yarrow, Devil’s Claw; Bach Flowers of Honeysuckle, Vine, Walnut.  Dosage 20 drops 3x a day.
  • 200ml  RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BLEND: Burdock, Tansy, Guaiacum, Elecampane, Chaste Tree, Mistletoe, Withania, Turmeric; Bach Flowers of Crab Apple, Wild Oat, Honeysuckle, Rock Water, Aspen, Holly, Rescue Remedy. Dosage 20 drops 3x a day.

This combination is helpful to reduce the inflammation and pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as addressing the Genetic and the Energetic factors. I encourage all my rheumatoid patients to take charge of their own research and to think about the person picture I have outlined above.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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