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Author of the article: Victoria Stoyanova, 2nd category physician, head of laboratory at the diagnostic and treatment center (2015–2016).

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the connective tissue of the joints, affecting mainly small joints. Today it is one of the most common diseases of older people. Many of them know that traditional medicine can sometimes do real miracles: often, folk treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can help even more than traditional methods. From this article, you will learn some of the most effective time-tested treatment recipes.

Shot of feet affected by rheumatoid arthritis

Brief description of the disease

The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not fully known. Some doctors believe that the rapidly deteriorating ecological situation, deterioration of water and food quality plays an important role. Significantly increases the risk of the disease hereditary predisposition, smoking, drinking alcohol and improper lifestyle.

Failures occur in the body, as a result of which the immune system begins to show aggression against the tissues of the joints of its own organism. Infectious diseases can also provoke such a reaction.

Despite its popularity and a huge number of positive reviews, folk remedies can not completely cure the disease. Moreover, this pathology not only continues to be considered incurable, but it also gets younger every year: if before the rheumatoid arthritis mostly older people were sick, today people of almost all age groups suffer from it.

Treatment of folk remedies

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with the help of folk remedies is aimed at deterring relapses and maintaining the patient in relatively good physical shape. Such therapy, as a rule, is based on restorative diets, compresses in combination with massage, therapeutic gymnastics and some other methods. Some traditional methods are practiced and official medicine, but in a slightly modified form.

Raw potato compress

One of the most simple and effective means to relieve pain during an exacerbation of the disease is a compress from raw potatoes. Potatoes rubbed on a coarse grater and put gruel in a sieve. Then sieve dipped for a couple of seconds in hot water. Without squeezing, they immediately place the potatoes in a bag of cotton fabric. Such a compress is applied overnight to sore joints, covered with plastic wrap and bandaged. The procedure is repeated daily during the week.

Coniferous balm

Coniferous balsam does not cause any addiction, and therefore this tool can be used to treat a long time. Balm helps reduce inflammation and relieve pain. For its preparation you will need:

  • 40 grams of pine twigs,
  • 2 tablespoons of wild rose,
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion peel,
  • 1 small crushed garlic clove.

All ingredients pour two liters of water, boil for half an hour and let the broth brew in the heat for about a day. Then strain the infusion and drink throughout the day (no more than a liter per day).

You can also take coniferous baths with exacerbation of the disease.

Bay leaf decoction

When inflammation of the joints is useful decoction of bay leaf. For cooking means you need to chop one tablespoon of leaves of bay leaves and pour boiling water over them. Boil for about ten minutes, pour into a thermos and leave to infuse until the morning. In the morning, the infusion must be filtered. Take three times a day, about 1/3 cup half an hour before meals. Course duration is two weeks.

Fresh leaves of plants

Many well-known folk healers advise when the appearance of pain in the joints wrap them with burdock leaves, coltsfoot or cabbage. To do this, fresh leaves of plants are crumpled in their hands or pierced in several places with a needle and applied to the sore spot. Wrap over a warm cloth. Such a compress should be changed 2 times a day until the moment of pain attack is removed.

On the left is a burdock leaf, on the right is the leaves of a coltsfoot

Red wine

An excellent treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is red wine, which is rich in valuable antioxidants that eliminate inflammation in the joints. To prepare a warming agent, you must take a glass of warm red wine and two large tablespoons of mustard powder. Soak the mixture abundantly in a piece of cloth and apply a compress to the affected area for about 15 minutes. If necessary, the procedure is repeated for several days in a row.

Recovery diets

Traditional methods of treatment include not only a variety of compresses and lotions. A very effective method is the so-called restorative diet. One of the most effective is a diet based on the gradual introduction of sea fish into the daily diet. It has been repeatedly shown that omega-3 fatty acids, which are contained in large quantities in the fat of marine fish, have a positive effect on the general condition of the joints and reduce inflammatory processes.

There is also a therapeutic diet based on boiled rice. It is believed that boiled rice contributes to the dissolution of undesirable deposits in the ligaments and joints, which cause a violation of the flexibility of connective tissues.

For the preparation of medicinal rice, it is necessary to soak a glass of cereal overnight. In the morning, the water in which rice was soaked should be drained, about two glasses of plain water should be poured and rice should be cooked until ready. Then the rice is washed and divided into four portions, which are eaten during the day.

If you adhere to such a diet, then to replenish the necessary vitamins in the body throughout the day should drink fresh broth hips. Half an hour before each meal, drink half a glass of plain water.

In parsley, vitamin C is 2.5 times more than in oranges

Proper nutrition

To make the methods of traditional medicine more effective - you need to adhere to proper nutrition. This does not mean that we should go on a strict diet. But green tea, asparagus, apples, cherries and cornels should be added to your menu. Lingonberry, mountain ash, sea buckthorn, black currant and watermelon flesh are considered useful.

Milk and dairy products, eggs, meat and fish (cooked or steamed), a large amount of vegetables, greens, buckwheat, oatmeal and millet cereals, bran-added bread must be present in the diet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

But the use of fatty meat products, any animal fats, smoked meats, canned food, pickles, pickles, savory snacks, spices and seasonings is undesirable. Also, the use of pastry, ice cream, strong tea, coffee, chocolate and alcohol is not recommended.

Author of the article: Victoria Stoyanova, 2nd category physician, head of laboratory at the diagnostic and treatment center (2015–2016).

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with potatoes

In folk medicine, there are various methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis.

One of the most affordable and simple is a compress of grated potatoes. Root crop has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. It stimulates regenerative processes and helps restore the structure of the diseased tissue. Several small potatoes are washed and rubbed on a coarse grater along with the peel. Potato chips are placed in a colander and immersed in boiling water for 1 minute. Then the mass is placed in a tight bag of cotton fabric, without pressing. When it cools down to a pleasant temperature for the body, the bag is applied to the inflamed joint, covered with a piece of polyethylene and secured with a bandage.

Compress is best done at bedtime and left until morning. Folk remedies treat rheumatoid arthritis for a week. Potato compresses will reduce pain and improve joint mobility.

Traditional healers also recommend taking potato juice inside. One medium-sized potato needs to be well washed and grated. The resulting slurry is placed in gauze, folded in several layers, and squeezed juice. It is mixed with a glass of fresh kefir. The treatment composition is drunk in the morning on an empty stomach every day for 10 days. Then one day is passed and the treatment is continued, taking the drug every other day. After 10 receptions, take a break (48 hours) and switch to the scheme: 1 time in 3 days. According to this scheme, you need to drink 10 servings of the drink. A full course of treatment takes 2 months. During this time, the symptoms of the disease will become less pronounced.

After being treated with potatoes, the disease may be a long time to recede. If the pain has returned, the course of therapy can be repeated.

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Apple Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar will help cure rheumatoid arthritis at home. Amino acids and vitamins contained in the product, give it anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Apple cider vinegar helps:

  • reduce swelling
  • improve immunity
  • accelerate the recovery of damaged tissue
  • has a beneficial effect on blood circulation,
  • improves nutritional articular cartilage.

It is recommended to use long-proven folk treatment methods.

  1. To reduce intense joint pain, 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (6%) is mixed with 2 cups of water (temperature 40 - 45 ° C). Cotton fabric is impregnated with cotton and is applied to the sore joint. From above stack a piece of polyethylene and wrap a limb with a warm scarf. Compress is best done at night. Take it off in the morning.
  2. If the inflammatory process develops simultaneously in several joints, it is better to take apple cider vinegar inside. 1 tsp product is dissolved in 1 glass of boiled water. Drink the solution 3 - 5 times a day before each meal. The course of treatment lasts from 2 weeks to 1 month.

If the patient has concomitant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the amount of apple cider vinegar should be reduced by 2 times. In this case, the effectiveness of therapy may decrease. After treatment with cider vinegar, the symptoms may disappear for a long time.

Germinated wheat grains and legumes

People have long known how to cure rheumatoid arthritis with germinated wheat grains. Sprouts have a tonic, anti-inflammatory and vasodilator action. They help to restore the destroyed tissues of the joint, to return them firmness and elasticity.

Before germination of wheat grains, they should be thoroughly washed in warm boiled water. Then moistened gauze folded in several layers is laid out on a flat surface. On it lay out the wheat grains in a thin layer and cover them with a damp cloth. Wheat germinates best at a temperature of 22 to 23 ° C. Care must be taken that the upper fabric is always slightly damp. The average time of germination of wheat is 48 hours. A sign of readiness means - the length of the shoots (1 - 2 mm).

Sprouted grains are washed under running cold water and consumed along with the salad. You can grind the product in a meat grinder and mix with honey, nuts, dried fruit. To the maximum amount of valuable substances in the body, sprouts need to chew thoroughly. In the same way, it is possible to germinate grains of other cereals or legumes.

From the valves of the beans are preparing an effective tool for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Per 100 g of valves you need to take 1 liter of water. Raw materials are poured with water, put on the fire, brought to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Then the liquid is removed from the heat, cooled to room temperature and filtered. Broth taken half an hour before meals three times a day. Treatment continues until the symptoms of the disease disappear.

Eggshell for rheumatoid arthritis

To improve the condition of the joints and stop their destruction, the eggshell is used. It contains 93% of easily digestible calcium, in addition, other trace elements necessary for the health of the human musculoskeletal system.

The shell of 4 chicken eggs must be thoroughly washed by removing the film. The product is dried, carefully ground on a coffee grinder to a powdered state. Then add to it 3 g of citric acid and use a mixture of 2 tablespoons. three times a day after meals.

Folk remedies for rheumatoid arthritis with eggshell are also used externally. 5 chicken eggs are washed, their contents are removed, dried and crushed. The powder is mixed with a glass of sour milk or yogurt. The gruel is placed on cotton fabric and applied to the sore joint. From above the compress is covered with polyethylene and wrapped with a woolen scarf. After 1 hour, the procedure is completed. The course of treatment is 5 days.

Burdock root for the treatment of disease

In rheumatoid arthritis, compresses are made with a decoction of burdock root. Plant based preparations:

  • reduce swelling of the surrounding tissues,
  • reduce pain
  • stop the inflammatory process,
  • increase the body's defenses.

  1. From the roots of the plant cut off the peel and cut along. Raw materials are dried in a well-ventilated area at 40 ° C and finely chopped. 2 tbsp. dry burdock roots pour 1 liter of water, put on the fire and boil for 10 minutes. Broth insist under the blanket for 40 minutes, then filtered. Liquid moisten cotton fabric and apply it to the sore joint. Top cover medical compress with plastic and a warm scarf. Duration of the procedure is 2 hours.
  2. To enhance the effect of treatment, it is recommended to prepare burdock oil. 40 g of fresh peeled and chopped roots pour 100 ml of vegetable oil. After 24 hours, put the oil on a slow fire, boil it for 5 minutes, then filter. Oil grease sore joints. Then wrap them in a cloth dipped in burdock broth. The procedure is repeated daily until the pain subsides.

A good way to quickly improve the condition for arthritis is to apply burdock oil in the steam room, as well as immediately after the bath.

Ointment for rheumatoid arthritis

When the arthritis of the fingers causes severe pain, ointment with turpentine should be applied to the joints daily before bedtime. 1 yolk of fresh homemade chicken eggs mixed with 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp turpentine. The ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Repeat the procedure is necessary until the patient's condition does not improve.

Well helps to relieve the pain ointment from black radish juice with honey. Root has the ability to remove rheumatic swelling and remove excess fluid from the joint. It reduces inflammation and reduces pain. Due to the presence of honey biologically active substances penetrate deep into the tissues and accelerate their recovery. In a large root crop, they make a funnel-shaped depression and fill it with half honey. After a few hours, the container will be filled with radish juice. Lubricate the inflamed joints with fluid several times a day until the unpleasant symptoms disappear.

To relieve inflammation and slow the destruction of the joint, it is necessary to prepare an ointment from hop cones, flowers of Hypericum perforatum and flowers of clover. Plants are taken in equal parts, mixed and crushed (fray) to a powder. In 2 tbsp. powder add 50 g of medical vaseline and mix the mass until smooth. Ointment is applied to the affected joints at bedtime. As evidenced by numerous reviews, she quickly relieves swelling and pain.

Other folk remedies for the treatment of the disease

  1. In rheumatoid arthritis, it helps with celery, garlic and horseradish. 2 kg of celery roots, 50 g of garlic, 2 lemons and 200 g of horseradish roots are minced in a meat grinder and put in a three-liter jar. Container with products placed in a dark cool place for 10 days. After that, squeeze the juice out of the mixture and mix it with 250 g of honey. The tool take 1 tbsp. three times a day, 15 minutes before meals, until the condition improves.
  2. To make a more effective treatment at home will help decoction of pine needles. 2 handfuls of needles pour 3 liters of water. The liquid is boiled for 5 minutes, then insist for 4 hours. Broth is filtered and stored in the refrigerator. It is taken daily for 2 - 3 glasses. It quickly reduces pain in the knees.
  3. To relieve joint pain, make compresses from fir needles. 20 fir needles pour a glass of water and simmer for 30 minutes. After this, the liquid is filtered and its volume is restored with boiled water. Cotton is dipped into the preparation and applied to the sore joint. From above the compress is covered with polyethylene, then the limb is wrapped with a woolen scarf. To enhance the effect of the decoction, fir oil is applied to the affected area (5 - 10 drops).

Before treating rheumatoid arthritis with folk remedies, you must consult with your doctor.

What causes arthritis?

Science still can not establish the true causes, but scientists were able to establish the predisposing and trigger mechanisms of the disease.

  • Autoimmune Reactions and Genetics

Ученые полагают, что предрасположенность к аутоиммунным реакциям заложена в человеке генетически. Лимфоциты (иммунные клетки) выполняют роль распознавания и уничтожения «чужаков» — вирусов, бактерий, инфекций. But, sometimes their direction changes and instead of alien cells they begin to destroy their, for example, joints, inflammation appears. This process can be caused by infections, influenza, and even simple ARI, which accounts for a large percentage of the predisposing factors. After them in the affected joints remain particles of viruses that provoke the immune system.

Studies by American scientists (Johnson, Shapiro) prove that rheumatoid arthritis does not rarely occur after experiencing strong emotional turmoil.

In the course of the research, even the behavioral traits present in such patients were revealed - excessive restraint of emotions, irritation, anger, an attempt to mask and not give way to negative reactions.

Main symptoms of arthritis

Characteristic pains of the joints, which are worse at night or in the morning. Inflammation and swelling of the phalangeal joints of the middle and index finger on the hands, as well as small joints on the legs. The joints are inflamed symmetrically to each other.

When the disease progresses, inflammation of the knee, elbow, shoulder joints, that is, larger ones begins. Sometimes it meets on the contrary, when the defeat begins with them and goes to the small joints. Joint stiffness in the morning.

Dense subcutaneous formations (nodules) in the folds of the elbows, hands, feet. General malaise - lethargy, weakness, fever, weight loss, numbness of the extremities, burning in the eyes. Deformation of the hands and fingers on the hands, which leads to impaired blood circulation and complete muscle atrophy.

Treatment of the disease

  • Based on information about the symptoms received from the patient and external examination.
  • To confirm, an x-ray of the feet and hands is prescribed.
  • The study of blood tests.

Therapy of rheumatoid arthritis should be carried out comprehensively. Only in this way can we expect an improvement in the patient’s condition. Completely cure rheumatoid arthritis unfortunately will not work.

Therefore, therapy is aimed at improving the function of mobility and condition of the joints, relieve inflammation and prevent disability. What are the treatments?

Drug treatment

Types of drugs used:

  1. Anti-inflammatory - NSAIDs (piroxicam, indomethacin, ibuprofen, diclofenac sodium, naproxen).
  2. Basic therapy - modifiers of the disease. They are taken for a long time. The effect becomes visible no earlier than one month after the start of administration (cytostatic, gold salts, sulfasalazine, D-penicillamine)
  3. Complex - have a modifying, anti-inflammatory effect (for example, tenidap).
  4. Glucosteroids - relieve inflammation, prevent bone destruction (prednisone, dexamethasone)

Popular drugs

  • Cytostatics (or immunosuppressants) - remikade, cyclosporine, arava, azathioprine. Many of them were initially used by rheumatologists and for the treatment of patients with oncology. They give a positive result is not bad, but they need to take a long course. For example, Arawu take more than six months. Doctors recommend to observe the strictly recommended dose, as it is not rare that they cause such reactions.
  • Methotrexate. Often it is prescribed to older people, it is well tolerated not expensive, and the risk of complications during treatment is minimized. A positive result is achieved after 5-7 weeks. Methotrexan cannot be combined with anti-inflammatory.
  • Aurotherapy or therapy with gold (aurothiomalate, tauredon, criszanol, and others). An old, proven tool that has been used for over 100 years in medical practice. The action is aimed at reducing the development of the disease. Can be taken with NSAIDs. Gold helps with early bone erosions, as well as in patients with gastric ulcer and gastritis.
  • Remicade High-speed and effective, refers to expensive new drugs. Despite the good therapeutic indicators, it has a number of contraindications and causes adverse reactions. It is necessary to consult with the doctor and strictly follow the dosage. There is a risk of allergies.
  • Antimalarial medicines (rezokhin, hingamin, delagil, plaquenil). Previously widely used in the treatment of malaria (tropical fever). It is also often used to treat arthritis. The course of treatment is long, up to 6-12 months. They are well tolerated by the body.
  • Sulfonamides (sulfasalazine). Antimicrobial agents. The course of their reception is also long. Improvement is noted after 3-6 months. Well tolerated, rarely give complications.
  • D-penicillamine (distamine, cuprenyl). Most often they are prescribed when medicines based on gold and methotrexate have not had the desired effect. The effect of treatment is achieved good, but D-penicillamine is toxic, often gives side reactions, therefore, is appointed less frequently.

Modern experts believe that many treatment regimens that have been successfully used have already become outdated. Previously, the primary physician could prescribe, for example, distamine or sulfasalazine, and then inject gold. This is not true, because the first group of drugs have a therapeutic effect after a long time, and gold, for example, acts much faster. Now the approach to the appointment of certain drugs more attentive and experienced.

Intra-articular drugs

Along with the usual drugs used in treatment, rheumatoid arthritis is amenable to therapy with drugs that need to be inserted into the joints. Their advantage is a quick effect, because the medicine is delivered to the inflammatory focus immediately after the injection.

  1. Corticosteroids - 1 time per week, course for 5-6 sessions. For prolonged action, 1 injection is prescribed every 14-30 days.
  2. Peroxinorm is an immunosuppressant. Medicine on the basis of the liver of the bull. It is applied to the knee joints 1 time in 7 days, a course of 5-6 sessions.

Homeopathy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

In the treatment of arthritis, homeopaths use a wide variety of plants, on the basis of which homeopathic preparations are made. The better the concentrate used to create the medicine, the better the expected effect. The activity of healing substances depends on the number of phased agitation.

Modern medical practice quite often, along with conventional medicines, prescribes medications for this group of patients. But, compared to traditional treatment, it is rather weak. You should not hope for homeopathy in the case of a severe stage of the disease, prolonged pain and a strong inflammatory process.

Of course, long-term medication will have a positive effect - it will improve the general condition, help to ease the pain, but no more. You can apply homeopathy at the stage of remission as prevention.

Local treatment

Cryotherapy - impact on the problem area with the help of low temperatures. Advantages of the method:

  • The method can be used with varying degrees of severity of the disease.
  • The procedure has no serious contraindications.
  • Exposure to cold perfectly improves the blood circulation process, relieves swelling, eliminates inflammation, and also eliminates pain.

In medicine, two types of cryotherapy are used:

Dry cryotherapy, when the patient is placed in a special cryovanna and exposure to cold begins. Impact on the entire body, therefore, very effective in the defeat of many joints.

  • Liquid cryotherapy, when a stream of liquid nitrogen is supplied to the problem area. Such treatment consists of a course in several procedures and is carried out every day or every other day.
  • Laser. How to treat rheumatoid arthritis in the modern world? Of course, innovative technologies, for example, using a laser. The procedure involves exposing the problem area to high power radiation.

What are the advantages of the procedure?

  • Zones of inflammation and infection are reduced
  • Contributes to the normalization of blood circulation
  • Increases immunity

What are its disadvantages?

  • Costly treatment
  • Course duration - up to 20 sessions
  • It is only effective if the patient does not have severe arthritis. But, using a laser even at the initial stage, you can achieve almost 90-95% of the result.

The method of irradiation of lymph tissue is based on exposure to radioactive rays 150 rad. The number of sessions is selected individually.

What is the disadvantage of the method?

  • Fits not every patient. May cause a complication - nausea or weakness.
  • Physiotherapy - held in remission. Advantages of the procedure:
  • Enhances blood circulation
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Reducing the deformation of the fingers
  • Elimination of muscle spasms
  • The use of a number of drugs aimed at the lesion of the joints

Traditional methods of treatment

For many years, people have been trying to cure this disease with folk remedies. Like pharmaceuticals, they are aimed at relieving inflammation, reducing pain, improving joint mobility. All folk remedies can be divided into three groups:

  • Pain relievers

Some folk remedies can reduce pain no worse than pharmacy painkillers. For example, potato compresses help well. Cooking is not difficult at home. Take a raw potato and rub it on a fine grater. Then wrapped in gauze and put on a sore point. From above you need to wrap plastic wrap and leave overnight. You can make a compress out of burdock. Its leaves should be well to overlap the joint, wrap the top with a bandage and plastic wrap. Of this plant, alcoholic infusions are often made and combined with the treatment of compresses.

Such natural components are especially effective in the period of acute exacerbation of the disease. To reduce inflammation at home, ointments, decoctions, compresses are prepared.

Broth can be prepared from bay leaves. To do this, 20-30 g of dry leaves are crushed and filled with 450-500 ml of water. On fire, boil for 10 minutes. The resulting broth is filtered, poured into a bottle or jar and left to infuse for 8-10 hours. The broth is taken 30 minutes before meals in 100 ml.

The balm from needles relieves inflammation well. To do this, take 40 grams of pine twigs, 2-3 tablespoons of wild rose, one clove of garlic and one spoon of onion peel. All ingredients pour 2 liters of water and boil for 30 minutes. Broth insist about 12 hours and filter. It should be drunk throughout the day (up to 1 liter per day).

Their action is aimed at stimulating blood circulation and tissue regeneration. Also eliminate the inflammatory process. Salt rubbing can be used. In this case, the salt is diluted with either vodka or honey. Used and clay rubbing. Grinding and massage with essential natural oils - lemon, fir, eucalyptus, rosemary - have an excellent effect.

Diet for rheumatoid arthritis

And how to treat rheumatoid arthritis can still be at home? Of course, diet. Observe it is very important. Proper healthy eating will help improve the condition. If you do not follow the recommendations of the doctor and do not stick to a diet, the situation can only be exacerbated.

What foods can not eat?

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Semi-finished products, fast food, harmful food additives
  • Smoked meats and preservatives
  • Fatty broth
  • Baking, bakery products.

What products need to be limited?

  • Fried food
  • Sausages
  • Bean Vegetables
  • Greens - spinach and sorrel.
  • Salt

  1. During an exacerbation of the disease, it is desirable to give preference to protein products (fish, milk, eggs, not fatty meat). At the same time, food should not be fatty or high in calories. Meat, for example, is better to cook stew, steamed or boiled.
  2. Vegetables, berries and fruits are rich in vitamin C: potatoes, currants, citrus fruits, bell peppers, kiwi.
  3. Foods rich in antioxidants - green tea, sour fruits. Natural fresh juices. This is not only fruit juices, but also vegetable - tomato, carrot.

The diet includes magnesium salts, which are in buckwheat, greens, bran.

Physiotherapy

What is the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in addition to medicines, diets, auxiliary methods? In this disease, a complex of physical exercises or physical therapy helps well. But, this method is not available to everyone.

When is exercise therapy prohibited?

  • If there are serious injuries and abnormalities in the internal organs (pneumonia, nephritis)
  • Severe Atritis
  • General contraindications - fever, exacerbation of diseases, infection, problems with cardiac activity, high pressure, etc.

Three stages of gymnastics

Preparatory - up to 15 minutes during the first 3-4 days. Patients are taught to relax, to master the technique of proper breathing, to prepare the body for physical activity.

The main - up to 30 minutes in two weeks. The task is to strengthen the muscles, restore the function of the musculoskeletal system.

The final - up to 5 days. Patients are taught to do the exercises at home on their own.
Consider some types of exercises that will be useful for patients with arthritis. They can be made at home themselves.

Hand exercises

Doctors recommend giving maximum load on the pads of fingers, avoid movements toward the little finger, choose a pen-shaped pen for writing and observe the correct position of the brush at rest (brush on the rib).

  • Learning to relax a brush on a cone-like object on a ball
    Put both brushes on the edge of the table, raise the palms up and down (10 times)
  • Rub your palms together until they become hot
  • Raise and lower fingers in the position where the palms are pressed to the table
  • To make a circular motion clockwise and counterclockwise, stretching his arms in front of him and squeezing into cams.
  • Palm ball on the table
  • Exercises for lesions of the ankle joint
  • Learn to raise and lower your toes
  • Just like a palm, roll the ball foot on the floor
    learn how to grab a finger-hold objects - a pencil, for example.
  • Bend and straighten the fingers in a sitting position and feet shoulder-width apart

Shoulder exercises

Raise shoulders up and down in a sitting position
In the same position, circular movements of shoulders back and forth
In the supine position, extend the arms along the body and alternately raise and lower the arms

Standing put fingers on the shoulders and make circular movements back and forth
To achieve success, gymnastics is carried out daily. An experienced doctor will tell you all the necessary exercises that will be effective against those or other affected joints.

What is the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the East?

  • Chinese medicine recognizes such methods as:
  • Acupuncture
  • leech therapy
  • yoga
  • cleaning the body

In addition to these methods, drugs based on plant origin are used in Chinese medicine, sometimes moxibustion and acupuncture. In the West, compared with China, more attention is paid to the treatment of chemicals. But, eastern medicine was known many centuries ago.

In particular, the yoga method is effectively used in the treatment of not only rheumatoid arthritis, but also many other diseases. Yoga classes are held in our country. An important condition is a competent approach to finding an experienced instructor. This is the only way to expect a positive result and not harm your body. Yoga requires special attention to technology and its physical sensations from the process of training.

Surgery

How to treat rheumatoid arthritis in a hospital and when you need surgery?

Of course, drugs, physiotherapy, diet, folk remedies and other methods of action can slow the development of arthritis. But, if the disease becomes severe and the joint begins to collapse from the inside, it is necessary to resort to forced surgical methods. The operation is aimed at restoring joint mobility, relieving symptoms, and returning to an active lifestyle.
The effectiveness and reliability of the operation is distributed at consultations with a rheumatologist, a surgeon and an orthopedist. To delay the operation can not be, but it should be done only in extreme cases.

- Types of surgery

Most often this is a joint replacement (hip or knee). The surgeon removes the problem areas and installs the prosthesis. Usually its service life is 10-20 years. When he wears out, do a second procedure. The result will be lower, and the re-intervention is considered more complex surgical work.

Surgery is also carried out in a part of the wrist canal, which is very effective in pinching the nerve.

In the course of inovectomy, the membranes of the joint are dissected in order to eliminate erosion. This method often requires re-intervention, because the synovial membrane can grow again.

Joint fixation (arthrodesis) can be suggested to reduce pain. Splice two bones with a decrease in their size.
Before surgery, the doctor must make recommendations for proper preparation. If necessary, you will need to stop taking certain medications (in particular for blood thinning), practice walking on crutches, which is required after surgery, and pass the necessary blood tests.

Rehabilitation and prevention

The goal of rehabilitation is to help the patient return to a normal active lifestyle, as well as try to minimize the risk of a recurrent exacerbation. To do this, use:

Cartilage tissue will begin to recover, swelling will decrease, mobility and activity of the joints will return. And all this without surgeries and expensive drugs. Just start.

Назначение курсов физиотерапии, ЛФК, иногда санаторно-курортное лечение
Комплекс упражнений для домашней гимнастики, направленных на восстановление полноценных движений суставов

Специальная диета, соблюдение правильного питания
Tips for managing stress, emotional experiences, as this can trigger a relapse

Taking vitamins and certain medications as prescribed by a doctor
Observation and examination by various specialists - a neurologist, an orthopedist, a nutritionist, a surgeon and others.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Doctors and scientists have not established the exact reasons why the immune system begins to attack the cells of the periarticular bag. However, the mechanisms of spreading and triggering the disease were clarified.

First, doctors believe that some people have a genetic predisposition for a similar autoimmune reaction. For example, lymphocytes must work against various viruses, bacteria and fungi. But sometimes they begin to attack the human body. This process can cause colds, flu and other infectious diseases. The virus lingers in the joints, and the lymphocytes eventually start to act against them, causing inflammation.

Secondly, there is an opinion that the reason is psychosomatic reactions. Quite often, the onset of rheumatoid arthritis is associated with severe mental or emotional stress. It is noted that many patients suffering from this disease are very restrained people, and they are trying to restrain aggressiveness and nervous tension.

Symptoms and signs of pathology

Symptoms of the disease are common. The patient feels pain in the joint. At this point, inflammation develops, so that the joint begins to swell. Most often affects the small joints of the fingers of the upper and lower extremities. The process is symmetrical, so that the joints on the arms and legs will be inflamed at the same time. When the disease begins to progress, the inflammatory processes move to larger articular joints. Occasionally, the disease begins with large joints and goes into small ones. In the morning, the patient feels stiff in his arms and legs. These are the main symptoms of the disease.

In addition, small nodules may form under the skin of the patient's knees, elbows, and feet. A person feels mild ailment, weakness, lethargy. His body temperature rises, chills and fever appear. In some cases, the person begins to lose weight. Limbs may go numb. Itching and burning in the eyes. As a result, the disease leads to the fact that the hands and fingers begin to deform. Muscles lose their functionality, which is associated with impaired blood flow.

Folk remedies for rheumatoid arthritis well help to cope with inflammatory processes in the human body. You can prepare herbal preparations that have anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, they have a bactericidal effect. Broths help to eliminate pain.

For example, you can cook willow bark (5 servings), birch leaves (4 servings) and black elderberry inflorescences (1 serving). All ingredients must be mixed, pre-grinding. Next, take 1 spoon of this mixture and pour it with a glass of boiling water. After that, you need to wrap the container with a towel. After 30 minutes, the drink must be filtered. It is allowed to drink it 4 times a day before meals.

At home, rheumatoid arthritis can be treated with clay. To do this, make applications for sore joints. First, the clay should be processed using a sieve, you should get a homogeneous mass. It needs to be mixed with water to make the gruel thick. Applications require temperatures up to 40 degrees.

The use of copper for treatment

At home, you can make copper applications. This is a very old method of treating diseases of the joints. Copper oxides help eliminate inflammation, it’s not for nothing that copper coins are applied to the impact site to prevent a bruise. The oxides on the coins begin to interact with the skin, getting into it through the pores. The same principle works when carrying out copper applications for arthritis. It is necessary to take small plates of copper and attach to the affected articular joints. Fix them with bandages or patches.

Keep the plates must be from 6 hours to 2 days. After some time, the application must be removed and washed the skin in this place. If the skin has acquired a green tint, then there is nothing to worry about. This is a sign that the treatment is effective. The course of treatment with copper is up to one month.

Turpentine ointment

To treat rheumatoid arthritis at home, you can use turpentine ointment. For its preparation will need 3 g of camphor and 150 ml of turpentine. In addition, you will need 150 ml of alcohol and the same amount of olive oil. All components must be thoroughly mixed to obtain a slurry. Now this ointment can be applied to the affected joints. It should be rubbed until it is completely absorbed into the skin. This tool needs to be stored only in the refrigerator.

At home, you can prepare an effective remedy based on radish and honey for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. For its preparation you will need 200 ml of radish juice. It is better to choose black varieties. It is necessary to mix the juice with 15 g of salt until it is completely dissolved. Then 150 ml of any natural flower honey is added to the mixture. After that, the agent must be added vodka or alcohol. Now the ointment is ready. It should be applied to sore spots every day.

Mineral water and balneotherapy

Folk remedies for rheumatoid arthritis include the use of mineral waters. It is very useful to take baths with mineral waters. At home, you can simply dissolve sea salt in water and soak in the bath for 20 minutes. If there is no sea salt, the usual food will do, but you will need to add a little iodine to the bath. Also a good option for treatment at home would be ordinary baking soda, which must be dissolved in water.

If there are contraindications to the use of special baths, it is allowed to use compresses or make lotions. The place that hurts should be covered with a napkin or a bandage, previously soaked in mineral water. Then you need to cover the sore spot with additional wrap and cotton. After that, all dressings are recommended to fix with a bandage. Compress need to apply every day for 10 days. It is best to do this before bedtime.

Useful paraffin

At home, you can use paraffin for the treatment of arthritis. Doctors have found that there are no burns on the skin of a person if the paraffin waxes at a temperature of up to 60 degrees. In addition, this substance is very slowly cooled. Paraffin is perfect for warming sore joints. In addition, after cooling, this substance is compressed by 10%, so that the human skin will also be tightened.

Before starting the procedure, it is necessary to melt the paraffin in a water bath. It is important to wait for it to cool down a little. Then you need to make applications, and then be sure to rest. Usually the procedure lasts no more than 1 hour. It is recommended to carry out such manipulations every other day. At one time you can make applications with a maximum of 2 or 3 articular joints.

There are several methods for using paraffin to treat joints. For example, you can make applications up to 1 cm thick. The substance is applied with a brush. After this, the joints must be wrapped in foil and blankets. It is allowed to make cakes with hands and put them on sore spots. You can not only smear the skin with this substance, but also take baths with it.

With arthritis, straw helps well. 200 g of raw materials need to pour 5 liters of water. After this means you need to cook for half an hour. Then it should cool to 38 degrees. Now you can immerse the diseased legs and arms in the bath. You can take a bath no more than half an hour. It is allowed to do this procedure every day. The course of treatment is 6-7 baths, after which the pain and inflammation disappear.

What else effectively helps?

In rheumatoid arthritis tincture of horse sorrel can help.

Only the roots of this plant will be needed. 50 g of raw materials must be poured over 1 liter of vodka or alcohol. Now the remedy should brew for 2 weeks in a warm and dark place. Every day, the tincture must be shaken. When the tool is ready, it must be drained. This drug should be drunk on a spoon twice a day, each time an empty stomach. By the way, the tincture can also be used for grinding, to soften the attacks of pain.

It is very useful to use rose hips for the treatment of diseases of the joints. To do this, 1.5 cups of the roots of this plant must be poured 1.5 liters of alcohol. The remedy will be infused for 2 weeks. After that, it can be taken in a spoon 3 times a day. After 3 days of this therapy, the dosage is increased to 2 spoons at one time of tincture.

In addition, it is very useful to drink a decoction of wild rose based on its berries. They contain a lot of ascorbic acid, which helps to cope with inflammatory processes in the body.

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis folk remedies should be under the supervision of a physician. First, it is necessary to conduct an examination of the body and determine the factors that caused the disease. Only then can the doctor prescribe various medications and procedures to treat the patient. A good tool in the treatment of diseases are traditional medicine. They will help to deal with rheumatoid arthritis much faster. In addition, they are not addictive and have no side effects.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex, diverse in its symptoms and difficult to treat disease, the cause of which lies in the depths of genetically incorporated cellular processes that are controlled by the immune system. Such diseases are always difficult to treat. What is always perceived as evidence of strength - the immune system - suddenly fails and turns its weapon against its own organism: the stronger the immunity, the faster the pathological process in the joints. Is it possible to treat rheumatoid arthritis with folk remedies?

The variety of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

The fact that the pathology does not proceed according to a single, established plan and is truly unpredictable, say the following facts:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis can occur rapidly and last for years.
  • To strike both one joint and almost all
  • Affect both small and large joints
  • This disease can disappear almost completely, and stretch all life, gradually breaking all the bones, turning a person into an invalid, delivering a painful arthralgia
  • May develop very early, up to 16, and even up to 6 years, and manifest for the first time in an adult
  • Leak in the presence of rheumatoid factor in the blood, and without it
  • In some cases, articular symptoms (rheumatoid hands and feet, morning stiffness, deformities and ankylosis) predominate, in others - visceral (pericarditis, pleurisy, amyloidosis, visual impairment, vasculitis)
  • By the nature of the symptoms, RA may resemble infectious or allergic sepsis.
  • The disease can begin without any apparent reason, or with provoking factors:
    • Infectious diseases
    • Hypothermia
    • Excess physical activity

Why not only folk remedies are not enough

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can be symptomatic and basic:

  • Symptoms of pain and fever are relieved with nonsteroidal agents and corticosteroids - this way the disease can be treated for a short time.
  • Drugs that reduce the immune activity, can reduce the production of antibodies involved in inflammatory processes - so you can stop inflammation for a long time

It follows that to treat rheumatoid arthritis only with folk remedies, using them as the main method of treatment, is completely unacceptable, given the seriousness of this disease, especially juvenile arthritis

Another thing is when these folk remedies are used as an addition to the main treatment, and the selection of these funds must be competent and conscious, and carried out by a phytotherapist in the field of rheumatoid arthritis

After all, how often the stereotype works:

  • traditional remedies for inflammation of the joints are selected
  • in the collection for the treatment of the child try to add as many useful herbs (and anti-inflammatory, and from anemia, and to raise the immunity), thereby causing the progression of rheumatoid arthritis

When can RA be treated with folk remedies

Rheumatoid arthritis can be treated with folk remedies at home in the following cases:

  • Using herbal therapy at the stage of exacerbation as a symptomatic remedy for the purpose of pain relief and inflammation reduction:
    • Such treatment can be selected at the end of the course of taking NSAIDs or glucocorticoids, which, as is known, cannot be long-lasting, since it causes serious complications.
  • Applications treatment of folk remedies in the intervals between the phases of medication
  • If it is impossible for long-term treatment with basic drugs (in case of serious side effects)
  • In the period of remission of the disease

In this treatment folk remedies very well combined with the following additional methods:

  • Physical therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Balneotherapy
  • Acupuncture

Using these methods, one should also not forget about possible contraindications:

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Oncology, etc.

Herbal medicine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Herbal medicine methods bribe their availability, low cost and the fact that they can be easily applied at home

What herbs are best to treat rheumatoid arthritis - this question is not painful to look for an answer on the Internet, as the recommendations of herbalists on this issue have long been known.

What herbs does arthritis treat?

Herbalists recommend the following herbs for the treatment of RA:

  • Great painkiller
  • Two tablespoons of herbs pour 0.7 l of boiling water and drink throughout the day
  • At night, you can make a compress on the sore joint.

  • 6 g lingonberry leaves (about 2 tablespoons) pour a glass of boiling water and warm for half an hour in a water bath
  • Broth cool, strain and squeeze
  • Add water to restore 200 g
  • Drink 2−3 p. a day half an hour after eating

  • Used against inflammation and heat
  • Steamed leaves applied to the sore spot

  • Compresses from the decoction of the grass heather good to treat polyarthritis
  • Insist for 10−15 minutes two tablespoons of heather in half a glass of boiling water

  • The infusion of cherry pulp is a good antipyretic
  • Cherry flour compresses well help with pain:
    • chop cherries and grind their contents

  • Elm bark is used, which is also used to make flour for compresses:
    • for the manufacture of flour suitable 2-year-old shoots, which scrape off the top layer of bark
    • the light green shell beneath the bark is carefully removed, dried and ground
  • You can also make tea from ground bark and drink it three times a day in one glass

Gentian yellow (decoction and infusion of the root)

  • The decoction is prepared as follows:
    • 1 tbsp. the root is filled with a glass of boiling water and drunk two or three spoons three times a day half an hour before meals
  • Water infusion recipe:
    • Half a teaspoon of gentian root is filled with two cups of cold boiled water for 8 hours
    • Then the infusion is filtered and consumed in half a glass three to four times a day half an hour before meals.

  • Good for arthritis help hot oil compresses and rubbing
  • Homemade butter is made as follows:
    • A bottle with a wide neck or a jar is filled with about a third of fresh flowers and filled with sunflower or olive oil so that it completely covers the flowers.
    • The capacity for five to seven weeks is placed in a sunny place.
    • The present oil gets a beautiful rich red color.
    • Then the oil is filtered, the flowers are pressed and thrown out.
    • Keep the finished oil to be in a dark place.

  • For oral administration prepare tincture of chestnut flowers:
    • The jar is filled with flowers by two thirds, filled with vodka and insisted for 14 days
    • Strain the tincture and put it in the fridge.
    • You need to take three to five drops two or three times a day.
  • For grinding use tincture made from green peel of fruits at the rate of 40 g per liter of vodka, which is infused for three weeks

  • This is an old method of treating various types of arthritis, as well as rheumatism and gout, which can also be successfully applied at home:
    • The floor of a pack of bay leaf is poured over a half cups of cold boiling water
    • It is brought to a boil and boiled over low heat for five minutes.
    • Cool the broth and drink the whole warm
    • So drink three days, then take a break for 10 days and repeat the treatment for another three days.
    • If you have problems with urination, do not stop the treatment, but simply increase the volume of water (half a glass or a glass)

  • Three or four tablespoons of oven-dried burdock roots chop and add to a bucket of water
  • Boil water for five to seven minutes
  • Cool the water and moisten the sheet in it
  • Wrap yourself completely with a wet sheet to the armpits (wrap each leg separately), and on the top with a dry and woolen blanket
  • Lie so at least a couple of hours, if you fall asleep, it is very good
  • Repeat treatment for two to three weeks

  • Cranberry decoction add to the bathroom

  • Для лечения артрита используют компрессы из листьев, прикладывая их поочередно к больному суставу разными сторонами («мать» — это теплая сторона, «мачеха» — холодная):
    • Вначале прикладывают компресс на ночь теплой стороной, а в следующую ночь — холодной

  • Чай с малиной на ночь хорошо понижает температуру и уменьшает воспалительный процесс
  • On a sore spot you can apply a compress of steamed raspberry leaves.

  • Rub the joints with mint leaves (the effect is about the same as that of the Chinese “Asterisk”)

  • Baths are made, where they add a decoction of fresh green oat shoots or hay decoction - both of them are useful for sore joints

  • Equally useful as flowers, so the stems and roots of this plant, from which you can make teas and make local compresses

  • Good outdoor remedy for the treatment of diseased joints at home
  • Pour a glass of boiling water two tablespoons of green walnut skins and insist twenty minutes
  • Rub this tincture joints or apply compresses

  • For this recipe, not yet mature spools of bright golden color are suitable.
  • Finely chop the five spools together with the flowers and pour them in a bottle with nine spoons of 96 ° alcohol
  • Insist closed for five to six days, then strain through gauze
  • Take 30 drops 2−3 times a day, adding drops to boiled cooled water
  • Children's dose - 5 - 15 drops

  • Relieves symptoms of inflammation and pain
  • Powder from dry grass insist half an hour in boiling water in such proportions, half a teaspoon of powder per half a glass of boiling water
  • After straining, add table salt at the tip of the knife and drink immediately.

  • Rinse the grain through a sieve, then spread it on gauze or cloth in an enamelled flat dish.
  • Spray the grains with water and germinate up to one or two mm, not more (large shoots are poisonous)
  • There are only grains in raw form or grind them into a meat grinder along with nuts, dried apricots, raisins and honey
  • Eat daily before breakfast - 50 - 100 g
  • In the same way you can germinate rye, peas, beans, lentils
  • Warning: if the grains do not germinate within two days, then they are treated with chemicals and are unfit for consumption.

There are many more beautiful herbal remedies.

Other home arthritis treatments

It is also possible to treat sore joints with such interesting methods that have been used by the people since ancient times:

  • Rubbing salt added to honey or vodka
  • Overlaying paraffin lozenges:
    • Paraffin is pre-melted and poured into a plate or dish.
    • Then cooled to 50 °, trimmed at the edges and removed from the mold.
  • Clay treatment

  • Clay fat varieties diluted with water to the consistency of sour cream
  • Then heated to 60 ° and mixed with cold clay solution to a temperature of 40 °
  • Make a cake approximately 5 cm thick and apply for 20 minutes.
  • Copper applications:
    • Copper plates attached to the sore spot with a plaster from several hours to two days

With a deliberate choice of folk remedies, their combined use, along with standard treatment methods, you can achieve good results: stop the development of rheumatoid arthritis or cause a long remission

Video: How to treat rheumatoid arthritis with the help of folk remedies

  • What is rheumatoid arthritis of the joints?
  • The reasons
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Blood test
  • Drug treatment
  • How to treat rheumatoid arthritis at home
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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of the connective tissue that causes deformity and damage to the joint. In severe cases, internal organs can be affected - lungs, kidneys, heart, etc.

We advise you to start reading with the article “WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARTHRITIS AND ARTHROSIS?”

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The disease refers to autoimmune diseases. The cause is disruption of the immune system. The cells of the immune system launch an attack on their own body.

Signs and symptoms

The first symptoms are fatigue, weakness, lethargy, muscle pain, small temperature fluctuations (up to 37-38ºС).
Then begins stiffness of the joints, their gradual deformation and restriction of mobility.

The difference between rheumatoid arthritis and arthrosis: that the pain does not increase from the load, but on the contrary, decreases after active movements.

Blood test for rheumatoid arthritis shows the presence of inflammation in the body, the presence of seromucoid, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, as well as rheumatoid factor.

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with drugs

Medications should be used only under the supervision of a physician! We give their review only for general reference.
Drugs can be divided into:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    To relieve pain and inflammation in the period of exacerbation.
  • Basic drugs for the treatment of disease.
    Sulfasalazine, penicillamine, methotrexate, etc.
  • Hormonal drugs glucocorticoids.
    In the presence of systemic manifestations of the disease.
  • Methotrexate is a drug that inhibits the cells of the immune system.

Traditional methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis of the joints at home are effective and time tested.

Consider the most famous of them.

How to treat rheumatoid arthritis of joints with sabelnik.

When treating with sabelnik, they use: water infusion of rhizomes, tincture of rhizomes and stalks on alcohol, poultices of sabelnik leaves, ointment based on sabelnik roots, vegetable oil and wax.
The child had severe rheumatoid polyarthritis, all joints ached continuously, until five years he could not even walk. Treatment in hospitals and sanatoriums did not help. One healer decided to help him and cure his joints with folk remedies. In the treatment she used sabelnik. After two years of treatment with a sabelnik, the child rose to his feet, and later successfully graduated from the university

  • Infusion of sabelnik:
    1 tbsp. l crushed rhizomes pour 1 cup of hot water, hold in a water bath for 15 minutes, cool, strain. Take 1 tbsp. l infusion 3-5 times a day
  • Poultice from sabelnik:
    3 tbsp. l Pour fresh or dried leaves of cinnamon into 1/2 cup of warm water, heat to boiling, then place the leaves in a gauze bag and use for poultice as an anesthetic and anti-inflammatory folk remedy.
  • Saber oil is a proven folk remedy for rheumatoid arthritis of the joints.
    Collect the top part of the cinquefoil during flowering, skip through a meat grinder, put in a jar, pour two fingers above the level of raw materials with sunflower oil, tie a neck with gauze, put it in the sun for 40 days, squeeze. This healing oil helps with purulent wounds, it is absorbed in stomatitis, periodontal disease and sore throat, it is used to prepare an ointment for the treatment of polyarthritis and other diseases of the joints
  • Ointment from cinquefoil for the treatment of joints
    Take oil infused with sabelnik (recipe see above). Heat 100 g of oil to 60-70 degrees, add 30 g of melted wax. Stir and cool with frequent shaking to a uniform consistency. Arrange in jars. This folk remedy will not only help in the treatment of joints, it is also used for mastopathy and breast cancer. In case of polyarthritis, the ointment is applied overnight, compress paper is used for compress paper. Before a night compress from an ointment, it is advisable to make a compress from a water infusion of a sabelnik for 2 hours
  • Tincture of a sabelnik
    100 g of rhizomes of sabelnik pour 1 liter of vodka, insist 40 days. Take 1 tbsp. l 1 hour before meals 3-5 times a day. (recipe from HLS 2000 No. 19, pp. 16-17)
  • Sabelnik is a popular folk remedy for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
    The man was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis of the joints, he soon got a disability, lost his job, was treated for a long time. He was advised for treatment to use the infusion of marsh sabelnik (chop the roots of sabelnik, fill the jar to half, pour vodka to the top, insist 21 days). Take 5 times a day before meals for 1 tbsp. l., rub the tincture in sore joints. In the joints, you can also rub vegetable oil infused for 21 days on the roots of sabelnik.
    After three months of treatment with a sabelnik, the man felt completely healthy and again got a job (recipe from healthy lifestyles 2002 No. 20, p. 18)
  • How to treat rheumatoid arthritis at home with a sabelnik.
    After the flu, the woman began to aggravate - infectious rheumatoid arthritis. The pain in the joints was very strong. She took from herbalist tincture of fresh roots of sabelnik. The tincture was the color of strong tea. She rubbed this tincture of the joints, took it inside. The pain receded after the first use, and now arthritis does not bother. (recipe from HLS 2004 №14, p. 26)

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis of the joints - consider the most effective folk remedies.

  • Fir oil.
    To steam the joints in the bath, then rub fir oil 2-3 times a day into the skin over the diseased joints. Then wrap the joints with compress paper and put a bag of heated sea salt on them, wrap them (HLS 2010, №19, pp. 26-27)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the joints is a popular method of treatment of potato sprouts.
    Potato sprouts are good for treating rheumatoid arthritis. It is necessary to germinate 8 kg of potatoes until the sprouts are 5 cm. Rinse and chop them into mush, pour 200 g of triple cologne. Insist for 10 days, then rub into sore joints.
    The woman has inflamed joints of the legs and elbows. This arthritis remedy helped her cure her joints - she rubbed them with tincture of sprouts 4-6 times a day until she was completely cured. (recipe from healthy lifestyles 2002, number 2, p. 19)
    Another similar recipe. Fill a half-liter jar tightly with sprouts, put on the window sill for two weeks, and then pour the alcohol up to the top (about 300 g), close the jar, insist 1 month in a dark place. Rub painful joints before bedtime. The course of treatment is 2-3 weeks. (Recipes healthy lifestyles 2004 №16 p. 10)
  • Horseradish treatment.
    In the folk treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, rubbing from horseradish roots and onions gives a good result. It is necessary to mix 1 liter of horseradish passed through a meat grinder, 1 liter of missed onions, 1 liter of kerosene. Put everything in a three-liter jar, close the lid, Wrap in a bag and bury it in the ground to a depth of 1 meter, insist 2-3 weeks. Rub the mixture into diseased joints. Relief comes quickly, but do not throw the treatment, you need to use the entire mixture to the end. The woman walked on crutches — her knees were swollen and sore. After this course of treatment, she threw crutches, and for 16 years the joints have not hurt. (source: HLS 2002 №2, p. 19)
  • Treatment of birch buds - a simple folk remedy.
    1 tbsp. grind birch buds into powder, add 500 g of interior fat, put in a clay pot and roast for 3 hours a day for 7 days. Then strain and treat rheumatoid arthritis, smearing the affected joints with the ointment. (source: HLS 2002 №21, p. 23)
  • Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis of the joints at home with serum.
    At the initial stage of the disease (before the onset of joint deformity), the disease was cured with serum baths. The woman accumulated 20 liters of serum, heated the serum in a large saucepan so that she could tolerate the skin and warmed her hands in hot whey before going to bed for 10 days, then for 10 days of her legs. First, the pain in the joints worsened, and then went away completely. (HLS 2007 No. 21, pp. 28-29)
    A man cured a foot, deformed with polyarthritis, with the help of compresses from sour milk - at night he put on a sock soaked with yogurt, and on top a plastic bag, fixed everything with bandages from a sheet. The same compresses did on the hands, on his knees. Polyarthritis pains disappeared, sometimes after the first procedure, sometimes after 3-5 compresses (source: HLS 2007 No. 24, p. 37)
  • Removal of tonsils.
    Many patients have been helped to cure rheumatoid arthritis, tonsil removal. Even if the tonsils are in good condition and do not cause trouble, rheumatoid arthritis can be completely cured only after the tonsils are removed. Many doctors practice it. (source: HLS 2010 №10, p. 9-10)
  • Folk herbal treatment.
    A child of 5 years old started rheumatoid arthritis, as a complication after a sore throat. He could not walk, his knee and foot deformed. Were treated in hospitals, hydrocortisone was pricked in the knee, but there was no improvement. Helped bath with a decoction of 7 herbs. Did 10 days in a row, 10 days rested, and so on for two months. Herbs need the following: a succession, burdock, nettle, mint, valerian, chamomile, camel-thorn — take a bunch of each grass, cook for 15 minutes, infuse for 4 hours. Bath take 15 minutes. (source: HLS 2010, number 3, p.31)
  • Treatment with burdock at home.
    The man fell sharply ill with rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism of the heart. The ambulance was taken to the hospital, discharged a month later, but he was moving barely. A neighbor suggested how to cure rheumatoid arthritis of the joints. Three times a week, a bath was heated, and an armful of burdock leaves were boiled in a bath. When the temperature of the water became tolerable, the man, after washing, sat in a bath, covered himself with leaves and sat for 20-30 minutes. After 10 procedures, the disease completely receded and never returned. (source: HLS 2010, number 7, p.39)

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a lesion of connective tissue in which small joints are affected. The joints undergo an erosive-destructive change, and the process itself has a complex autoimmune pathogenesis. The disease is characterized by a high degree of disability, to which even the early stage of its progression leads. What is rheumatoid arthritis, what are its symptoms and what is the treatment, you need to know everyone who is concerned about pain or discomfort in the joints.

The causes of this disease are external and internal factors:

  • allergy,
  • hypothermia,
  • infection,
  • unfavorable climate
  • injuries
  • endocrine disorders
  • age,
  • genetic predisposition
  • floor,
  • impaired metabolism.

The indirect cause of the disease lies in infectious processes. Such a conclusion was made on the basis that angina, infections, and viral diseases served as precursors of arthritis.

Recipes of traditional medicine

As for folk remedies, they are aimed at relieving the symptoms of the disease, at maintaining the patient's body. Such therapy should not be perceived by patients as a panacea, it is auxiliary methods. When planning to apply this treatment, make sure that you are not allergic to the ingredients of traditional medicines.

Phytotherapy

Infusions and decoctions of herbs with anti-inflammatory effect, are widely used in traditional medicine. Chamomile, calendula, birch leaves, nettle leaves, horsetail, currant leaves - these plants are brewed with boiling water both separately and in the form of whole collections, insist and take a glass every day.

The fruits of plants such as sea buckthorn and blueberry, are used in any form:

  1. A teaspoon of dandelion roots and leaves is poured with a glass of boiling water, infused for one hour. Strain and drink 50 grams four times a day before meals.
  2. Linden and black elderberry - 3 parts, horse chestnut seeds - 1 part. A tablespoon of the mixture is boiled for 20 minutes, insist a quarter of an hour, drink a glass 3 times a day.
  3. One and a half cups of wild rose roots pour 1.5 liters of alcohol (not less than 15%), leave for a week in the dark. Take the first three days, three times a day, a tablespoon, then two.
  4. A tablespoon of crushed bay leaf is filled with 400 g of water, boiled for 10 minutes, then insisted in a thermos all night. Take the filtered broth for a third cup three times a day 20 minutes before meals for 14 days.

Traditional medicine recommends the use of compresses for sore joints with arthritis.

Chamomile or calendula infusions are also used for compresses, which are applied to the sore joint:

  1. At home, rheumatoid arthritis can be treated by applying grated raw potatoes to the affected areas. During the week, the procedure is repeated, putting compresses on the night.
  2. The second recipe from traditional medicine is the use of coniferous balsam. To create such a tool, you must take 20 grams of wild rose, 10 grams of husks from onions, 3 spoons of pine twigs, and a clove of garlic. The listed ingredients are mixed, boiled in two liters of water, infused for a day. This tool is suitable for baths, compresses and rubbing.
  3. To remove pain, to warm sore joints will help a mixture of vinegar and water, which moisten a towel and impose on the joints.
  4. If the joints hurt a lot, they make it, then make a mixture of half a glass of vodka, two glasses of radish juice and one glass of honey. Stir in the ingredients and add a spoonful of salt to them. In the sore spots rubbed mixture and cover with a warm cloth.
  5. Grate the radish on the grate and use it to rub the aching joints.
  6. Cut the onion in half, on each part drop a drop of tar, rub the sore joints.
  7. Dry blueberry leaves (15 g) pour 200 g of boiling water for 30 minutes. Apply in the form of a compress.

Medication

Apart from the fact that inflammation occurs in the joints, other pathological processes in the body also occur. Because of this, the use of medicines is the basis of treatment.

Patients are prescribed immunosuppression, which consists of basic anti-inflammatory drugs (DMARDs), glucocorticosteroids, and biological drugs.

Of DMARDs most often prescribed:

These drugs are prescribed both individually and in combination - double or triple.

Medicines give a slow clinical effect from their use. Thus, DMARDs are accepted throughout the month. But there are other cases where the action of drugs occurs quickly.

For relieving pain, rheumatoid arthritis is prescribed by NSAIDs.

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs gives a quick effect. This helps relieve pain, improve blood flow, but cannot stop all symptoms of the disease.

These drugs are used most often in the form of external ointments or gels:

The use of glucocorticosteroids (Prednisone, Prednisolone) helps relieve inflammation and support the patient’s immunity. Clinical improvements from the use of these drugs occur in a short time. Low doses of drugs can suppress the erosive process in the joints, if you enter them for a long time.

Additional treatments

Non-drug methods of treatment of the disease are as follows:

  • physiotherapy,
  • physical therapy with a therapeutic bias,
  • acupuncture.

Such additional methods can improve the general well-being of the patient, improve the mobility of the joints, their nutrition, and relieve pain and swelling.

If rheumatoid arthritis cannot be cured by unconventional methods and medical preparations, the patient is prescribed an operation. Such measures are taken in the case when the illness goes into a severe stage of the course. In this case, the joints break up from the inside. After the operation, the mobility of the joints is restored, inflammation is removed, then the person moves to a normal lifestyle.

Nutrition and Diet

In rheumatoid arthritis, you must follow a diet.

A diet for rheumatoid arthritis is also used for treatment. One of the most effective diets is the introduction of sea fish to the patient’s day menu. This food contains many fatty acids, which strengthen the joints, beneficially affecting their overall condition.

Diet for rheumatoid arthritis of the joints is also based on rice. Boiled croup allows to dissolve harmful deposits in joints and ligaments. There should be rice soaked overnight, from which water is poured into the morning. Add pure liquid, then boil until cooked.

In order for any remedial measures taken to give a positive result, patients should eat right. In the menu, enter asparagus. Increase consumption of green tea, apples, dogwood, cherry, berries. Useful in this case, watermelon, black currant, sea buckthorn or rowan.

You can not exclude from the diet of eggs, meat, milk and dairy products. Food diversify greens, vegetables, buckwheat, oatmeal. It is advisable to eat bran and wheat groats, as well as bran bread.

Important! A balanced, healthy diet will provide the necessary substances to the affected joints.

To exclude from the diet should be foods such as canned, jelly, fatty meats, smoked meats, as well as marinades. Limit or exclude the use of salty foods, spicy dishes, seasonings and spices. You can not eat pastry, ice cream, chocolate and drink strong coffee, tea.

Rehabilitation, prevention

After treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, preventive measures should be taken.

After the process of treating rheumatoid arthritis, the patient must return to the usual behavior. To start walking again and lead a healthy lifestyle, rehabilitation is needed. The rehabilitation period will help prevent the recurrence of the disease.

For the purpose of rehabilitation and prevention of the disease, exercise therapy or treatment in sanatoriums, resorts. In order to restore full mobility of joints, they resort to home gymnastics, observe proper nutrition and diet.

Relapse of the disease can cause stress, a state of emotional instability and feelings, so these factors should be minimized. Do not ignore the vitamin complexes prescribed by the doctor and prophylactic monitoring with different specialists.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a rather serious disease that should be treated at the first signs of its manifestation. Surgical intervention takes place only in difficult stages of indisposition, but it is impossible to delay the manipulation, since the consequences can be serious. After treatment, the patient will have rehabilitation and taking preventive measures to prevent the recurrence of the disease.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Before treating rheumatoid arthritis with folk remedies, it is necessary to understand what this disease is all about. While experts have not fully studied the causes of this disease. However, among the main provoking factors are:

  • bad ecological stop,
  • substandard food,
  • hereditary predisposition
  • bad habits,
  • wrong lifestyle.

Because of these reasons, malfunctions occur in the body, leading to serious changes. The immune system perceives the joints as aggressors and begins to fight them. Such a reaction may be a response to inflammatory and infectious diseases. That is why, despite the high efficiency, folk remedies can not completely get rid of the disease, sometimes more radical treatment is required. At the moment, the disease is attributed to incurable pathologies, and the age of the diseased every year becomes younger and younger. Previously, this disease was diagnosed only in the elderly, and now it is observed in all age groups.

Symptoms of the disease is quite bright. Clinical manifestations include:

  • pain in the joints,
  • poor mobility of joints
  • increased body temperature
  • weakness and general malaise,
  • the presence of seals in the elbows.

Symptoms may be similar to manifestations of arthritis and rheumatism. However, a qualified doctor can easily diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Timely diagnosis and adequate treatment will help avoid getting to the operating table. If you ignore the development of the disease, then sooner or later there will be a complete destruction of the joints. Sometimes this pathology can cause death.

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with folk remedies and nutrition is aimed at eliminating the recurrence of the ailment, carrying out prophylaxis after surgery, and speeding up the recovery process. Such a soft treatment helps to keep the patient in shape, as it includes massage, physiotherapy and exercise therapy. Even traditional medicine recognizes treatment with folk remedies, so before applying it is necessary to ask the specialist a question about an alternative method of therapy. Most likely, the doctor himself will recommend those or other recipes that can speed up the recovery process.

Compresses and balms

Treatment of this disease is impossible to imagine without external rubbing. For such a procedure, you must have a balm or ointment. Every grandmother knows that you can prepare this medicine yourself. It will be much cheaper than buying ready-made balm, as well as more efficiently, because the natural components will do their beneficial work. In addition to the preparation of ointments and balms, it is good to use compresses, which can reduce the inflammatory process, to begin the process of healing and recovery.

How to make a compress? Such a remedy is made from raw potatoes. For cooking, you need to wash and clean the potatoes. Next, you need to rub it on a fine grater to make a gruel. Putting gruel in a sieve, you need to lower it into boiling water for 1-2 seconds. Then put the product on a natural fabric, put on the sore joint and leave on all night. Repeat the procedure should be daily for 7 days.

For the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a compress from vinegar is well suited. Cook it easy enough. To do this, take vinegar and mix it with water. Moisten a towel in the solution and attach to the sore spot.

In addition to compresses at home, you can prepare effective ointments and balms. So, the most popular means is coniferous balsam. This medicine can be taken continuously, as it is not addictive and does not have any negative effect on the body. So, the recipe is:

  • 40 g pine branches,
  • 2 tbsp. l dog rose,
  • 1 tbsp. l chopped onion peel,
  • 1 clove garlic.

All products must be mixed, pour 2 liters of boiling water, boil for 30 minutes. Insist the decoction 24 hours. Then add melted beeswax and freeze balm. You can rub them daily.

From rheumatoid arthritis will help liquid ointment. Such a home remedy is familiar to people from time immemorial. It is necessary to mix the yolk, 1 spoon of turpentine and apple cider vinegar. Lubricate the joints should be at bedtime.

Folk remedies for rheumatoid arthritis must be applied not only topically, but also inside. To do this, drink broths, tinctures and syrups, to comply with the correct diet. As an additional therapy, it is good to use pine baths, they are especially useful in the period of exacerbation. Such procedures relieve pain and general malaise.

Folk remedies for oral administration

Traditional methods of treatment involve the ingestion of various drugs based on herbs. For their preparation, you need to stock up on dry or freshly cut grass.

  • For example, the traditional decoction of bay leaf can bring many benefits to the body. For its preparation it is necessary to grind the leaves of laurel and pour boiling water over them. Need to insist throughout the night in a thermos. Then strain the drink and take 1/3 cup 30 minutes before meals. The course is designed for 14 days.
  • Against aches and pain, you can use the drug infused with black radish juice and vodka. In this mixture, you must add half a glass of honey and 1 tbsp. l salt. Then mix it all up.
  • Fresh leaves will help to defeat the disease. How to treat arthritis with them? Simple enough! You should take fresh cabbage leaves, coltsfoot, burdock. They can be infused, brewed or eaten. Such useful products can quickly relieve pain. You can take the leaves 2 times a day or if you have pain.

The attending physician may recommend red wine as a cure for illness. This product, of course if it is natural, is rich in antioxidants that can eliminate inflammatory processes.

  • To prepare the drink you need to take a warm wine and 2 tbsp. l mustard powder.
  • You can cook spicy mulled wine and cocktails based on red wine.
  • However, do not abuse the wine, as alcoholism will not lead to anything good.

In addition to drugs that need to be used orally, you should take care of a restorative diet. Especially important during this period there is a large number of marine fish. It is rich in calcium and minerals, which contribute to the elimination of the inflammatory process in the articular tissue, as well as restore the joint itself.

Medical diet may consist of boiled rice. It is known that this grass helps the metabolic processes. This product contributes to the removal of toxins from the body, the removal of salts from the joints. Salt is the reason why the joint stops moving. Rice helps restore mobility and flexibility of joints and connective tissues.

In order to cook medicinal rice, it should be soaked overnight. In the morning, drain the water and boil the grits until ready, then rinse and divide into 4 equal parts. For the day you need to eat all the portions.

With such a diet it is necessary to replenish the vitamins in the body. To do this, it is worth drinking decoction of wild rose, hawthorn, cranberry, currant. And 30 minutes before taking the rice you need to drink a glass of water.

Potato treatment

In folk medicine, there are various methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis.

One of the most affordable and simple is a compress of grated potatoes. Root crop has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. It stimulates regenerative processes and helps restore the structure of the diseased tissue.

  • Several small potatoes are washed and rubbed on a coarse grater along with the peel.
  • Potato chips are placed in a colander and immersed in boiling water for 1 minute.
  • Then the mass is placed in a tight bag of cotton fabric, without pressing.
  • When it cools down to a pleasant temperature for the body, the bag is applied to the inflamed joint, covered with a piece of polyethylene and secured with a bandage.

Compress is best done at bedtime and left until morning. Folk remedies treat rheumatoid arthritis for a week. Potato compresses will reduce pain and improve joint mobility.

Traditional healers also recommend taking potato juice inside.

  • One medium-sized potato needs to be well washed and grated.
  • The resulting slurry is placed in gauze, folded in several layers, and squeezed juice.
  • It is mixed with a glass of fresh kefir.
  • The treatment composition is drunk in the morning on an empty stomach every day for 10 days.
  • Then one day is passed and the treatment is continued, taking the drug every other day.
  • After 10 receptions, take a break (48 hours) and switch to the scheme: 1 time in 3 days.

According to this scheme, you need to drink 10 servings of the drink. A full course of treatment takes 2 months. During this time, the symptoms of the disease will become less pronounced.

After being treated with potatoes, the disease may be a long time to recede. If the pain has returned, the course of therapy can be repeated.

Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment

Apple cider vinegar will help cure rheumatoid arthritis at home. Amino acids and vitamins contained in the product, give it anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Apple cider vinegar helps:

  • reduce swelling
  • improve immunity
  • accelerate the recovery of damaged tissue
  • has a beneficial effect on blood circulation,
  • improves nutritional articular cartilage.

It is recommended to use long-proven folk treatment methods.

  1. To reduce intense joint pain, 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (6%) is mixed with 2 cups of water (temperature 40 - 45 ° C). Cotton fabric is impregnated with cotton and is applied to the sore joint. From above stack a piece of polyethylene and wrap a limb with a warm scarf. Compress is best done at night. Take it off in the morning.
  2. If the inflammatory process develops simultaneously in several joints, it is better to take apple cider vinegar inside. 1 tsp product is dissolved in 1 glass of boiled water. Drink the solution 3 - 5 times a day before each meal. The course of treatment lasts from 2 weeks to 1 month.

If the patient has concomitant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the amount of apple cider vinegar should be reduced by 2 times. In this case, the effectiveness of therapy may decrease. After treatment with cider vinegar, the symptoms may disappear for a long time.

Various ointments

When the arthritis of the fingers causes severe pain, ointment with turpentine should be applied to the joints daily before bedtime.

  • 1 yolk of fresh homemade chicken eggs mixed with 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp turpentine.
  • The ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Repeat the procedure is necessary until the patient's condition does not improve.

Well helps to relieve the pain ointment from black radish juice with honey. Root has the ability to remove rheumatic swelling and remove excess fluid from the joint. It reduces inflammation and reduces pain. Due to the presence of honey biologically active substances penetrate deep into the tissues and accelerate their recovery.

  • In a large root crop, they make a funnel-shaped depression and fill it with half honey.
  • After a few hours, the container will be filled with radish juice.
  • Lubricate the inflamed joints with fluid several times a day until the unpleasant symptoms disappear.

To relieve inflammation and slow the destruction of the joint, it is necessary to prepare an ointment from hop cones, flowers of Hypericum perforatum and flowers of clover.

  • Plants are taken in equal parts, mixed and crushed (frayed) to a powder.
  • In 2 tbsp. powder add 50 g of medical vaseline and mix the mass until smooth.
  • Ointment is applied to the affected joints at bedtime.

As evidenced by numerous reviews, she quickly relieves swelling and pain.

White birch

For treatment, you can use the buds and leaves. The leaves are applied according to the old method:

  • a fresh leaf of the plant is placed in a barrel,
  • it is heated there for two hours,
  • after which the patient naked sits in a barrel for several hours.

At this time, profuse sweating occurs. There is a simpler way in which a travel sleeping bag with a zipper or an ordinary canvas is used. Such sessions need to be done 3-5 every other day.

  • Simultaneously with these procedures I make compresses with tincture of birch buds.
  • You need to insist three weeks 30 g of kidney in half a liter of vodka.
  • Make compresses or rub in the morning and evening (required).

This tincture is tested with the effect many times, is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, is indicated for the treatment of any arthritis in a Russian bath with a birch broom, then drink half a cup of infusion of birch leaves twice per session (instead of traditional beer!). At night, put a compress with the specified tincture of the kidneys.

Apply in the form of half a cup of broth after meals three times a day. Boil for half an hour 2 tbsp. spoons of raw materials in half a liter of water, filtered hot. At the same time for the night to do compresses with birch tincture.

Meadowsweet

It is better to use the apical part, harvested at the very beginning of flowering during the appearance of only the upper flowers of the flower panicle, and the rest are viewed as buds.

  • Cook for 20 minutes 1 tbsp. spoon of raw materials in half a liter of boiling water.
  • Take 1 glass before meals 2-3 p daily.
  • Please note: if after taking the infusion you sweat, everything is in order, the treatment is effective.

Красный перец стручковый

Кто пробовал есть красный перец, не забудет каким огнем горит полость рта – это влияние активного вещества капсицина. Обезболивающее действие перца основано на этом. Применяйте настойку растения: на 2-4 стручка пол-литра водки. At the pharmacy, you can buy ointment with pepper base or pepper plaster: cut it into strips with scissors and stick it on the joint area next to it.

In Germany, rheumatoid arthritis, burdened by edema, is successfully treated with bromelain, which is isolated from pineapples. Unfortunately, in our country there is no this substance, but it is possible to recommend to patients to eat pineapples regularly.

Burdock

If you undertake to treat rheumatoid arthritis with burdock, to achieve the desired result, remember one important detail: burdock is a two-year plant, in the first year the “vital forces” (i.e., active substances) are concentrated only in the roots, in the second year to release a flowering stem, give seeds and bloom. Therefore, the recipe for treatment with burdock is as follows:

  • brew one tablespoon of chopped annual burdock root with boiling water, warm and let stand for half an hour, then filter. Drink half a glass three times a day before meals for three weeks in a row, after a two-week break, repeat the medication.
  • Place a handful of dry, shredded burdock roots in an enamel bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 60 minutes to warm. Wrap steamed roots in a linen cloth in the form of "pads" and hot apply for 20 minutes to the sore spots (until cooling).

Long since in Russia, healers, healers and herbalists treated rheumatoid arthritis by wrapping the joints with the leaves of a mother and stepmother (inside the whitish side), because in the spring it grows early, then in the leaves of burdock with the same side Frost "cabbage, just as you can use the cabbage leaves, after having beaten them with a culinary hammer. And in the winter the harvested burdock roots will go perfectly well. This technique has proven itself for a whole year.

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with herbs

  • Pour half a liter of water one Art. spoonful of chopped leaves of lingonberry and one teaspoon of meadowsweet flowers, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, leave for 20 minutes and filter. Drink the entire infusion in small sips throughout the day.
  • On one part of the leaves of bearberry and horsetail, two parts of black elderberry and mountain bird (knotweed), pour half a liter of boiling water 2 tbsp. spoon the mixture with the top and let it brew for 30 minutes. 100 ml 3 p daily before meals for three weeks in a row.
  • On 1 part of leaves of cowberry and juniper berries, 2 parts of cornflower and half of birch buds. Make 2 tbsp. spoon half a liter of boiling water, after 30 minutes, filter and drink half a glass three times a day before the meal. Heal for three weeks in a row.

Arthritis Diet

One of the most important factors for successful treatment is diet. In no case can you restart your body with heavy food, as this will only aggravate the disease.

Everyone knows that marine fish strengthens the human body, especially the bones and joints. In addition, it was proved that fatty acids contained in marine fish can reduce inflammation in the joints.

In rheumatoid arthritis, doctors often recommend eating boiled rice. This is due to the fact that rice helps to dissolve harmful deposits in the joints.

  • Before you cook the rice, it needs to be filled with a glass of water at night.
  • The next day, the water from the rice is poured and poured fresh, after which the rice is cooked until tender.
  • When the porridge is ready, it should be washed with boiled water at room temperature.
  • Ready rice is distributed to 4 meals.

To enhance the effect, for 20 minutes. before meals, drink broth from the hips, it will allow you to fill the body with essential vitamins.

It is necessary to treat rheumatoid arthritis by the complex use of medications, grandmother's recipes and regular medical gymnastics. Only a complete treatment will give a positive result in the early stages of the disease and will bring relief in the later stages of the disease.

Anesthetic Burdock

Pain syndrome accompanies articular ailments, sometimes subsiding, and sometimes activating so that you have to drink painkillers. Try instead of tablets to use a tincture of burdock (burdock) - a plant familiar to everyone from childhood with broad leaves and crimson knobs clinging to clothes.

  • In the same proportions, mix the chopped burdock root and vodka (diluted alcohol).
  • Keep the mixture in the refrigerator.
  • After three days it can be used in the form of compresses for the night.
  • Dampen gauze or napkin with a solution, attach to the sore spot, wrap with plastic and a towel.
  • The procedure is considered successful if after several compresses the pain begins to subside.

The healing power of celbel

Reading reviews about the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis folk remedies, you can learn about sabrelnik - perennial, living in the marshland. A decoction of the roots and leaves of the plant reduces the tumor, activates blood circulation, relieves pain. At the pharmacy, you can buy ready-made formulations with Sabelnik - creams, ointments, teas, fees. However, many prepare the broth independently.

  • Crushed roots and leaves are poured with boiling water, kept on a water bath, then insist 3-4 hours.
  • The finished solution is used for compresses, lotions and wraps.
  • From the inflorescences of sabelnik and vegetable oil prepare a means for rubbing, which can be applied daily, but better at night.

Bay leaf decoction

Bay leaf is often used to prepare the first and second courses, so to search for it you do not need to wander through the meadows or visit the pharmacy - just open the kitchen cabinet. Recipes with the preparation of various mixtures for cleaning the joints often include this particular spice. It is important for us that the bay leaf relieves inflammation and stop the development of arthrosis.

  • About 15 g of dry leaves pour boiling water (250 g).
  • Boil 10-12 minutes, insist in the heat until the morning.
  • Take the infusion is necessary before meals, 100 g daily for the entire course (14 days).

Potato sprouts for joint pain

Do not rush to throw away sprouted potatoes - the tubers themselves are no longer suitable, but the sprouts do an excellent job with the pain of injured joints. Choose long shoots, chop in a blender, mix with alcohol and leave to infuse for a week. From the finished gruel make compresses for sore hands or knees. If you plan to treat the child, replace the alcohol with boiled water. Often, treatment with folk remedies helps to slow down rheumatoid arthritis of the fingers, which is typical of elderly people.

Using traditional medicines for the first time, check them for tolerability. For several days, observe the effect of the tincture. Irritation on the skin signals an allergic reaction, the absence of pain indicates the right choice of remedies.

Alternative treatments

Along with the “national pharmacy”, the following methods are used:

  • hirudotherapy
  • apitherapy,
  • physical therapy,
  • heating with paraffin.

These ways to reduce pain and inflammation can hardly be called popular, because now they are well-proportioned, scientifically based methods that have dozens of developments and a long history. For example, the treatment of ailments with leeches has been known since the days of ancient Egypt.

It’s not recommended to catch and leeches or bees on your own. First you need to check for possible allergic reactions, then sign up for a course of hirudotherapy or apitherapy. There are certain points where bees or leeches should be applied, therefore, specially trained people should deal with these methods of treatment.

Medical exercises can be done at home, but the first few sessions should still be carried out under the supervision of a specialist. A positive effect is guaranteed only with precisely executed movements. The correct exercise therapy program can create a miracle - partially regain mobility.

Paraffin warming courses last 10-20 days. The substance is heated to 60 ºС and applied to diseased joints, then covered with something warm. Hot paraffin warms deep tissues and reduces inflammation.

If dietary nutrition, devoid of spicy, fatty, canned food, is added to the above methods, then there is hope, if not a complete cure, then at least to improve the condition of the joints. The main thing for patients with arthritis is to preserve the mobility of the arms and legs, so that the burden of self-care should not be shifted onto other shoulders.

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Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Signs of rheumatoid arthritis are difficult to take for another joint disease. In most cases, at the very beginning of the development of the disease, small joints on the fingers of the hands become inflamed. Phalanges of the middle and index fingers swell up, a little later the inflammation passes to the wrist.

IMPORTANT! The disease develops symmetrically: if one side is affected, then over time, the same joints on the other side are destroyed.

Often with inflammation of the upper limbs, the joints of the feet are affected. Large joints in the shoulder, knee, ankle inflamed much later - about six months after the first manifestations of the disease.

There are several main symptoms of the disease:

  • morning stiffness, which lasts one to two hours and passes after movements,
  • pain sensations
  • weakness,
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • loss of appetite and sleep
  • a slight increase in body temperature.

The pain in the affected areas usually increases in the second night and lasts until dinner, then gradually subsides and almost stops in the evening.

The disease begins gradually, steadily progressing: more and more new symptoms appear, other joints are involved. In the later stages, gross deformation of the fingers and hands develops, which leads to a deterioration in the quality of life. When ulnar deformation of the hand can take an unnatural position for them and deviate outward. With the development of arthritis, mobility of other joints gradually decreases.

IMPORTANT! Inflammation of the knee threatens not only the subsequent deformities, but also the accumulation of fluid in the articular bag.

In advanced cases, the Baker cyst breaks the capsule and the fluid is poured into the soft tissue, a sharp pain appears and the knee swells up.

Often there is the occurrence of rheumatoid nodes - dense subcutaneous formations that appear 3-5 years after the onset of the disease. Usually appear at the elbow joints, on the feet and hands.

IMPORTANT! Rheumatoid nodules can be located on the internal organs, which leads to the development of associated diseases and complications of the hematopoietic system.

Treatment of juvenile arthritis with folk remedies

Juvenile arthritis can usually develop in children under 14 years of age. It is extremely important not to start treatment and use not only medicines, but also traditional medicine. We will talk about the most popular and effective means.

  1. Yellow gentian. Take the grass root, chop (1 tbsp. L.) And pour a glass of boiling water. Insist 30 minutes, take three times a day and 1 tbsp. l
  2. Elm. Fresh shoots to clear, make a decoction (1 tablespoon L. 1 tbsp. Of water) and take 200 ml three times a day.
  3. Thistle. One Art. l Boil herbs in water (1 tbsp.), leave for 30-40 min., drink 3 times a day.

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis folk remedies

Along with the classical methods of treatment: taking medications, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, used "grandmothers" means that are no less effective.

Such therapy is aimed at slowing the relapse and maintaining the physical fitness of the patient.

IMPORTANT! Folk remedies are used only in combination with traditional methods of treatment.

Raw potatoes

One of the effective ways to relieve pain during an exacerbation of the disease is potato lotions.

  1. Vegetable wash and rub together with the peel on a coarse grater.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a colander.
  3. Immerse for a few seconds in hot water.
  4. Without pressing gruel, put in cotton fabric and apply on the inflamed area.
  5. Wrap cellophane and woolen shawl on top.

The procedure is performed daily at night during the week.

1 tbsp. l Dilute 9% of vinegar in 0.5 liters of hot water, moisten a thick cloth and apply to the joints. Top cover with a warm blanket or woolen scarf.

Read! On the symptoms and causes of knee arthritis.

Burdock leaves

Fresh leaves of some plants also help to cope with pain. Burdock leaves are most often used for this purpose, but cabbage or coltsfoot may be suitable.

Plants knead a little, pierce with a needle or other sharp object in several places and apply to the sore spot. Top wrapped with something warm. Compress change at least 2 r / day before relieving pain.

Decoctions and infusions

1 tbsp. l bark is poured with 1 cup of hot water and boiled for 15–20 minutes. The resulting broth insist to cool, filter and take 2 p / day for a month. The willow bark contains salicylic acid, i.e., the decoction is a natural analgesic and relieves pain and inflammation.

From broth do also applications on the inflamed sites.

Balsam from needles

To prepare the balm you will need:

  • 2 tbsp. l dog rose,
  • 400 g of pine twigs,
  • 1 tbsp. l onion peels (crushed),
  • 1 clove of garlic.

All the ingredients pour 2 liters of boiling water and cook for half an hour over low heat. The mixture is drawn in a dark place for about 24 hours. Drink the infusion during the day (not more than 1 liter). The balm is not addictive, so it can be taken for a long time.

Thistle

2 tbsp. l dry grass is brewed with 500 ml of boiling water, and boiled over low heat for 10 minutes. The broth is filtered and taken in small portions throughout the day.

Infusion is also used in the form of lotions on the inflamed joints. To do this, moisten the fabric and apply on the inflamed areas at night.

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