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Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joint or joints. Its chief symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness (sometimes causing deformity), and reduced mobility.

The most common form of arthritis is called “osteoarthritis”. Osteorarthritis occurs when the cartilage that covers bone endings begins to deteriorate. The once-smooth surface of the cartilage becomes rough, and through friction, begins to break down. The normally smooth sliding surfaces of the bones become pitted and irregular. The tendons, ligaments, and muscles holding the joint together become weaker, and the joint itself becomes deformed, painful and stiff.

Another arthritis-related condition is called “rheumatoid arthritis”, or “RA”. This is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system improperly rejects the synovial membranes that secrete the lubricating fluid in the joints. Often the bone surfaces are destroyed as well. The body, in an attempt to heal, replaces this damaged tissue with scar tissue, which causes the normal spaces within the joints to become narrow, and the bones to fuse together.

Avoiding the nightshade family of foods (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines) and reducing the intake of citrus fruits can be important.

Treating Arthritis

Conventional arthritis treatment usually involves nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as ibuprofen. However, these drugs are harsh and carry side-effects; some of which may be lasting, and lead to other health problems.

At The Centre For Integrated Health, we take a natural and holistic approach to addressing arthritis. Although considered to be a genetic predisposition, it is manageable using natural health approaches. We’ve discovered that the root causes are often related to acidity in the body. Specific foods can also be aggravating, as can mental and emotional issues. It is not an inevitable symptom of age.

Our treatments typically involve both supplementation and SCENAR treatment. Supplementation works to alkalise the system, and to support the joints themselves. SCENAR treatment, on the other hand, acts directly on the inflammation. Surgery may be avoided in severe cases.

We also map out a specific diet for individuals who are sufferering, since supportive nutrients (and increased absorption of the nutrients) is instrumental. There are also, in many cases, foods whch need to be avoided. In our clinical experience, avoiding the nightshade family of foods (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines) is very important as well as reducing intake of citrus fruits. We also recommend NutriVital MSM, which is an excellent product to support healthy joints and NutriVital Daily Greens is also helpful in aiding the body to achieve good alkaline balance. We also recommend, where appropriate, Cider Apple Vinegar, Cod Liver Oil, HCL Protease, Cal-Mag-D, B-Complex and Flax seed oil.

Arthritic conditions often respond very well to specific homeopathic remedies, too. In one noteworthy case, a tremendous 90% remission was achieved using only a homeopathic remedy imprinted from our bioenergetic screening system.

Case Study

Mrs. “P”, born in 1949, had a family history of arthritis. Her osteoarthritis was extremely painful in both wrists. She also suffered from slightly less severe osteoarthritis in both her knee and shoulder joints. Mrs. P had been taking various prescribed medications for four-and a-half years, with slight or very little temporary relief.

We used our BEST system to screen Mrs. P, and discovered that she was sensitive to citrus fruits, the nightshade family of vegetables (tomatoes, aubergines, peppers and potatoes), as well as caffeine, alcohol and wheat. In addition, she was deficient in trace minerals, B-Complex and essential fatty acids.

In our follow-up appointment one month later, after Mrs. P had excluded sensitive foods, taken the recommended supplements, and followed additional dietary advice, she self-reported a wonderful 75% improvement! She also noted increased mobility in the affected joints, and reduced pain and swelling. And even better, Mrs. P reported a further 20% improvement at the three month follow up appointment!

It’s our experience that the findings and results experienced by Mrs. P are typical of the numerous arthritis sufferers we have screened. There is so much that can be done to improve this condition, and changes usually only involve very simple adjustments in lifestyle, along with some basic nutrient supplementation.

There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.

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