Before we delve into recommending home remedies for rheumatism/arthritis, let us first have a glimpse of what the condition entails, the causes, and lifestyles to avoid during and after treatment, to avoid a recurrence.
Rheumatism has been defined as a condition marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis. Like rheumatism, arthritis has also been seen as the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints, resulting in joint pains and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.
According to a 2021 World Health Organization’s report, up to 14 million people around the world have rheumatoid arthritis, with the United States of America alone accounting for more than 1.36 million. Whatever name they may be called, the pain is always excruciating and capable of hindering our everyday activities.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS – People affected by rheumatism and arthritis could experience one or a few of these symptoms;
Joints ache, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, or weakness
Fatigue, anaemia, or malaise
Lumps or redness on the skin
Bump or swelling on finger
Deformity, dry mouth, or pins and needles.
Some schools of thought have averred that rheumatism is an autoimmune condition, hence, is caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue. They however, claim not to know what triggers this.
Others have seen ‘normal’ wear and tear as causes of arthritis, observing that an infection or injury to the joints can exacerbate this natural breakdown of cartilage tissue.
But some not-too-recent findings have looked at the cause of rheumatism and arthritis from a different perspective. Here, it is submitted that rheumatism and arthritis result from poor blood circulation in the body resulting from blockages.
The thinking here is that the cells require oxygen, antibodies and nutrients from the food we eat to function optimally.The means of transporting these essential elements throughout the body for use by these cells is the blood.
Other functions of blood include excretion,storage, hormones and enzymes transportation,regulation of body PH, and regulation of temperature.
If there is a blockage in the body, blood flow reduces, oxygen, nutrients antibody supplies shorten, the cells become suffocated, hungry and defenseless. The brain senses the anomaly and signals your body through pains on the affected sites so you correct the anomaly.
Here, rheumatism and arthritis are not seen as ailments, but as symptoms of underlying health challenges. So, instead of tackling rheumatism and arthritis headlong, this school of thought advises that you treat those conditions, then the pains will stop.
CAUSES OF BLOCKAGES
Some or all of these conditions may cause blockage in the body, thus birthing rheumatism and arthritis – Cold, acidosis, cholesterol/blood fat, infections, hyperglycemia, obesity. Let’s consider them one after the other.
COLD – This is the major cause of blockages in the body. Drinking/eating cold stuffs, even in scorchy weather, sleeping/going bare-footed on cement or tile floors, sleeping nude, abuse of air conditioners and fans contribute to stiffening and narrowing of the blood vessels. They also make our blood fat to be dense and sometimes form into crystals which many test results will show as cholesterol.
ACIDOSIS – This is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body fluids. Acidosis, can result in rheumatoid arthritis as it can signal the constriction of blood vessels.
CHOLESTEROL / BLOOD FAT – Normal body functions require a certain amount of cholesterol and blood fat to at least provide warmth. But when the volume surges, they hinder normal blood passage, especially when cold is also at play. Experts have confirmed that testing showed that cholesterol placed oxidative stress on cartilage cells – basically, it was suffocating these cells and causing them to die. Over time, as cartilage cells can’t repair themselves, this resulted in joint damage.
INFECTIONS – Once bacteria have access to the circulatory system they become widely dispersed (bacteremia) and are capable of infecting a wide range of tissues and organs. If the bacteria in the circulatory system are not destroyed by the immune system or by antibiotic treatment, they can multiply in the blood and cause rheumatic fever. Toxins released by the bacteria in the bloodstream can cause extremely low blood flow, which may result in organ or tissue damage.
HYPERGLYCEMIA – Hyperglycemia is the technical term for high blood glucose (blood sugar). High blood glucose happens when the body has too little insulin or when the body can’t use insulin properly. Experts have it that arthritis and diabetes have a lot in common. They say almost half of all adults with diabetes—47%—also have arthritis, and that people with arthritis have a 61% higher risk of developing diabetes than those without this joint disease. This is hinged on the fact that high blood sugar causes vasculitis, the inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation can cause the walls of the blood vessels to thicken, which reduces the width of the passageway through the vessel. If blood flow is restricted, it can result in organ and tissue damage.
OBESITY – A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. It points to eating too much and moving too little. It can worsen rheumatism/arthritis symptoms, set up other health complications, and render arthritis medications ineffective.
Losing weight will take stress off an arthritic joint as research has shown that a lower Body Mass Index can reduce rheumatism / arthritis risks. Adults with rheumatism / arthritis who are obese often become disabled more quickly than people with same condition who have a healthier weight.
Home remedies will help prevent and also treat existing conditions. They range from simple bedside exercises to avoiding all the lifestyles that are detrimental to health as outlined above. Herbs like ginger, lemon grass, castor, and a few others, administered under the supervision of your caregiver can help treat the condition.
But if condition has persisted for a long time, and the above recommendations tend not to yield results, a tested treatment pack is recommended for rescue.
More often than not, the most effective way of treating joint/muscular pains will require massaging the affected locations, then applying the massage oil, after which we drink the tea when still very warm. these ensure that both external and internal heat sources are applied in the course of the treatment, which of course are essential.
RHEUMATISM AND ARTHRITIS PACK – WHY YOU NEED IT
The pack involves a set of specially-put- together herbal products and a pulse massaging device. The herbal pack helps treat rheumatism and arthritis internally by fighting infection, eliminating cold, thus thinning blood and dilating the arteries, increasing blood circulation, neutralsing body PH, repairing worn out bones and tissues, lubricating the joints.
The pack also helps in reducing tummy fat and excessive body weight, thus removing the burden from the joints
On the other hand, the pulse massager serves as an external treatment aid that helps strenghten muscles, push blood for better circulation, fight obesity and boost energy.
Together, the herbal pack and the massager have helped many overtcome the excruciating pains of rheumatism and arthritis as their activities result in oxygen and nutrients supplies to hitherto suffocating and starving cells.
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