Homeopathy and Arthritis
Dr Sheetal Bhatia
Domlur, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Whenever a joint gets swollen, inflamed or damaged by injury or disease, joint pain arises. Along with the pain, stiffness and limitation of joint movement are also felt. Joint pain is medically called arthritis. The major cause of joint pain is advancing age, injuries, and sprains. It is the main cause of disability among people above 55 years of age in industrialized countries.
There are many types of arthritis, which include, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis, and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA).
As one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine, homeopathy is a safe and permanent way of eliminating arthritis. It aims to cure and restore balance to the whole being, resolving the core issues at the heart of the disease.
Below is a list of acute arthritis remedies. Keep in mind that these remedies may only act as immediate palliatives and will not permanently cure arthritis unless they are a constitutional match for the patient. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor.
Bryonia alba: Excellent remedy for pain with inflammation that is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
Ledum: It is best suited for gout and ascending rheumatism. Works best for cold application.
Rhus Tox: For pain aggravated by first movement and damp weather and made better by continuous motion.
Colchium: For pain made worse by motion, touch or mental effort, better by warmth and rest. Mostly for gouty pain.
Kalmia: For descending pain, or pain with heart palpitation and slow pulse.
Guaiacum: For gouty abscesses of joints, and pain relieved by cold bath and cold application.
Calcarea carb: For swelling and knee pain made worse by cold, especially in fleshy people.
Benzoic acid: For gouty concretions of joints, and knee pain caused by abnormal deposition of uric acid.
Hypericum: Remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and it has outstanding action over nerve pain.
Apis: For swelling in joints with hot, burning, stinging pain.