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.
Weak Acetic Solution
To relieve acute pain and to warm the joints will help a weak vinegar solution. One tablespoon of 6% of vinegar is mixed with 0.5 liters of hot water. Then a towel is moistened in this solution, the sore spots are wrapped around it and covered with a warm blanket.
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.
Mixture against aching and joint pain
Two glasses of freshly squeezed black radish juice mixed with half a glass of vodka, then add an incomplete cup of honey. In the resulting mass dissolve one tablespoon of regular table salt and mix thoroughly. This tool is rubbed into the joints, which are then warmly covered.
This ointment helps relieve pain and reduce inflammation. In deep dishes, you must thoroughly mix 1 yolk from fresh homemade chicken eggs, a teaspoon of turpentine and apple cider vinegar. The resulting mixture to lubricate the affected area before bedtime.
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
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.
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
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.