Arthritis – General
Arthritis - General
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints and tends to be characterised by swelling, tenderness or pain and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis with different causes, and each carry their own variation of symptoms. These symptoms tend to worsen over time and often cause restrictions in movement of joints as well as weakness and muscle wasting.
Due to the nature of arthritis, the treatment plan is multiple layered and goes in line with the type of arthritis a person has. In the majority of cases, herbs are given to reduce inflammation and pain of joints. Dietary factors are also very important as there are certain foods that can increase the symptoms of arthritis, for example, for some people tomatoes or alcohol can exacerbate the symptoms. Doing the right exercises and getting enough is also important especially to help stop/stall weakness and muscle wasting as well as reduce stiffness of joints.
How long is the Average Treatment?
It is difficult to determine how long it will take any individual to start seeing results, it usually depends on the following:
- How you react to herbs
- Your compliance to taking the herbs and making the recommended changes
- How long you have had the condition
- The severity of the condition
What you need to do?
Please be prepared that it takes time for the herbs to work. Herbal medicine does not work like pharmaceutical drugs. They often require some time, especially as they tend to work gently and subtly. This is not a quick fix.
Please be willing to work with me, take the medication as prescribed and make the changes which are attainable as well as practical.
How I will help you
Make a treatment plan by creating short term and long terms goals
Identify areas in your life that may be negatively impacting your health.
Give you practical and attainable changes, with lots of support along the way.
Emotional Support along this journey, helping you to help keep on track.
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