Natural Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
The best way to manage and treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). While there are no non-medicinal substitutes for DMARDs, some complementary therapies can give you relief from joint stiffness, swelling and pain.
Keep in mind, however, that these therapies do not stop inflammation, joint damage and long-term complications of RA.
Complementary Therapies Defined
Complementary therapies are therapeutic practices used together with conventional medicine. Examples of complementary therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, meditation, and nutrition.
Research has shown complementary therapies are highly effective for RA and researchers are continually looking for ways to incorporate these with medicinal treatments.
Here is what you need to know about specific complementary therapies to help you manage your RA symptoms.
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