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What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the swelling of joints throughout the body, including in the hands, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, hips, and shoulders. Some rheumatoid arthritis patients may also suffer from afflictions of the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, nerve tissue, bone marrow, nerves, and blood vessels. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can cause joints to shift or even move out of place completely.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients often experience “flare-ups” of pain and stiffness during times of higher stress, although conventional medicine does not have a clear explanation as to why these flare-ups occur or how to prevent their occurrence naturally. The disease is generally categorized as an autoimmune disorder. With an autoimmune disease like arthritis, the body’s immune system appears to attack and destroy healthy tissues in the body, resulting in pain and damage if left untreated.
What causes rheumatoid arthritis?
According to conventional western medicine, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has no known cause. Some doctors say that the disease has a genetic component, and although some people may have a genetic predisposition to developing the disease, this does not necessarily mean that the disease must be passed down through families.
Middle-aged women are the most likely demographic to develop RA. The disease also appears to be more prevalent among smokers and people who are obese. It is strongly correlated with the following diseases and disorders (individuals with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to also experience one of the following):
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
Index of Potential Rheumatoid Arthritis Cures
Essential Fatty Acids for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gamma-linolenic acids, linoleic acids, and dihomo-gamma-linolenic acids (DGLA) are all present in higher quantities in evening primrose oil and borage (starflower) oil. These three types of essential fatty acids have been shown to have an effect on inflammation in the body when used over the long term. They produce prostaglandin E1 in the body, a regulator that initially produces the effects of inflammation, but then acts as an inflammation inhibitor through its interaction with other inflammation regulators. 1
Studies have shown that high doses of evening primrose oil in particular produce significant positive effects for patients with rheumatologic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, Sjorgen’s syndrome, Raynaud’s, and others. Fish oil, olive oil, and borage oil are other oils that have produced successful results in the management of rheumatologic conditions. 1
Biomagnetism is a therapy that is particularly common in Mexico. It has been known to provide relief from and cure a variety of diseases, including arthritis. Practitioners of biomagnetism place magnets on different areas of the patient’s body to incite healing. For rheumatoid arthritis, biomagnetism can not only provide a cure, but the use of magnets can also help provide pain relief.
Biomagnetism works to reenergize the body and to kill disease-causing pathogens. While the idea that rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder caused by a bacteria or virus isn’t widely accepted in the conventional medical community, the biomagnetism model of medicine examines disease from the perspective that when an infection (sometimes previously unidentified) affects a person, they develop symptoms around that infection. Biomagnetism follows the belief that diseases are generally caused by a combination of a bacteria and a virus. The bacteria and/or virus may lie dormant in the body, but this does not mean that the body is free from the problems that these pathogens cause.
Biomagnetism makes use of “biomagnetic pairs”, meaning that sets of magnets are placed together on the body to incite healing and offer relief from pain. A herxheimer (detox) reaction is common after biomagnetism, so patients who receive this therapy should be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards and plan a day to take care of themselves so that they can heal.
Neural therapy is a powerful treatment that can be used to treat and cure a number of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. Although this therapy can work as a treatment, one neural therapy practitioner noted that RA was a more difficult disease to treat by using neural therapy (though it’s not impossible). The same doctor observed that many of his patients with rheumatological disorders experienced relief upon treatment of dental problems or treatment of dental therapy points.
Neural therapy is closely related to both biomagnetism and acupuncture. It is generally administered by a trained medical doctor, and though sometimes expensive, it’s an accessible and noninvasive therapy option that provides pain relief and healing.
The Budwig Protocol can reduce inflammation associated with arthritis symptoms in addition to improving overall health and immunity. Besides consuming the Budwig Quark recipe daily, this protocol also requires the elimination of refined, heated oils, refined sugars, syrups, and artificial sweeteners. Patients on this protocol are advised to avoid gluten and nightshade vegetables for at least 30 days (longer if needed). 2
According to the Budwig Center in Spain, approximately 70% of the body’s immune system is located in the gut. Therefore, restoring gut health is absolutely essential for individuals who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. A lot of inflammation in the body starts in the gastrointestinal system, so relieving discomfort and infections located in this system of the body plays a huge role in relieving inflammation throughout the entire body. 2
Frankincense Essential Oil + DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)
Frankincense oil (Boswellia) can be used by arthritis patients to relieve pain. Pure frankincense essential oil can be rubbed directly on the skin where there is pain. When choosing a frankincense oil, make sure to choose an essential oil that is high quality so that you may combine it with DMSO.
DMSO, otherwise known as dimethyl sulfoxide, is a natural medicine that is known as one of the least toxic substances on earth. It is an incredibly powerful medicine that is capable not only of helping the body to remove toxins, but also of regenerating nerves and tissues. For RA patients, DMSO can heal and rebuild damaged tissues in the joints. It can be rubbed directly on the skin or mixed with water. It may also be combined with frankincense to increase the essential oil’s healing and pain-relief powers.
When using DMSO with frankincense essential oil, mix the two together in a glass container. Wash your hands with fresh, clean water without soap. Do not use moisturizer or soap on your hands or the DMSO treated area for at least 30 minutes. Make sure you are not wearing nail polish, cologne, perfume, or that you have any other similar substance on your skin. DMSO can help draw any substance deep into the cells of the body and can even cross the blood-brain barrier, so it’s important to be aware of what you might be mixing with the DMSO. Otherwise, this mixture may be safely applied as regularly as you wish.
The thunder god vine (also known as lei gong teng)has been traditionally used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory herb and treatment for autoimmune disorders like RA.
One 24-week study of 121 RA patients compared the efficacy of thunder god vine to the drug sulfasalazine. The patients who received thunder god vine did show improvements in overall function, reduction of inflammation markers, and less swollen, less tender joints. These individuals showed a slight cholesterol increase, though the reason for this was not clear during the study. Through this study, thunder god vine was scientifically shown to have successful immunosuppressive qualities as well as anti-inflammatory qualities.
Patients in the 24-week study received 180mg/day of standardized Tripterygium wilfordii extract. The primary adverse effect reported was gastrointestinal discomfort, and the drop-out rate for individuals taking the thunder god vine was lower than for those who were given the sulfasalazine medication.
Curcumin is not especially bioavailable when consumed orally (meaning that the body isn’t able to use it as effectively), but it becomes much more bioavailable when administered via intravenous therapy. IV curumin therapy can reduce inflammation and pain.
Other IV nutritional therapies that may be beneficial to rheumatoid arthritis patients include glutathione IV, Myer’s Cocktail IV, and high-dose vitamin C IV therapies.
One of the primary symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis is damage to cartilage and bone. The vitamins K2 and D3 work together to build bones. Vitamin D3 helps calcium be absorbed more deeply into the body, while vitamin K2 makes sure that the calcium is directed to the bones and not to areas where it isn’t needed (and would cause damage, such as in the case of plaque build-up in the arteries).
Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can often be managed through appropriate dietary changes. Although dietary changes alone may or may not be enough to fully cure the arthritis symptoms, a lot of people experience some positive results after adopting a healthier, anti-inflammatory diet. Here is a breakdown of some recommended dietary changes that would benefit a RA patient:
- The first step for anyone suffering from any disease is to eliminate all processed foods. This includes foods like candy, packaged cakes and breads, potato chips, soda pop, packaged fruit juices and drinks, most condiments you currently have (like ketchup, jellies, and mayonnaise), and ALL fast foods (yes, even Subway sandwiches and salads from McDonalds), to name a few.
- Adopt a whole-foods diet that is low or absent in gluten and dairy (you may be able to eat gluten again someday, but for now, eliminate it from your diet because it can cause excess inflammation in the body; watch the documentary Forks Over Knives to learn more about the problems associated with dairy). Shop around the outside of the grocery store. When you’re done shopping, your cart should be full of items like fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh meats, spices, and similar items. Other foods you may choose to buy include nut milks, dried fruits and nuts (as long as they don’t have sugar), flours and starches like rice flour and arrowroot starch, and oils such as extra virgin olive oil, for example.
- Stick to home-cooked meals. When you cook, use only unrefined, unheated oils like unrefined coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, or avocado oil. You may eat your foods raw, steamed, or boiled (do not heat the oil). Heating oils changes the way that they behave in your body. Oils are absolutely essential for creating the outer membrane of the cell, and they also are vital for cell communication. When oils are heated, they’re considered “dead”. When they’re unrefined, they’re “living”, and will enhance the communication and health of your cells.
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