Archive for the ‘Arthritis’ Category

Vitamins, arthritis

October 12, 2010

A diet high in vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and beta- carotene may slow the progression of osteoarthritis, the most common joint disorder of older Americans. (Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 56(7)397-400, July 1997) Copyright 1997 Phylis Austin


Rheumatoid arthritis, Thunder God vine

August 2, 2009

Thunder God vine (Tripterygium wilfordii) is widely used in China for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. A recent placebo- controlled double-blind trial demonstrated benefit in rheumatoid arthritis. (Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 26(5)713-723, April 1997) This herb also possesses anti-inflammatory principles, stimulates circulation, and reduces swelling. Copyright 1997 Phylis Austin

Arthritis, hyperthermia

July 30, 2009

Deep heat may be used effectively in the treatment of arthritis and synovitis. (American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 69(5)239-244, October 1990) Copyright 1990 Phylis Austin

Arthritis, stretch gloves

July 26, 2009

Patients troubled by morning stiffness of hands due to arthritis may be helped by wearing stretch gloves at night. Morning stiffness was reported totally or almost entirely relieved within the first two days and patients reported sleeping better and less use of analgesics during the night. Nylon knit and Spandex-nylon gloves proved more effective than plain cotton gloves. (Medical World News, February 25, 1972)
Copyright 1972 Phylis A Austin

Omega-3 fatty acids, arthritis

July 10, 2009

The daily intake of 2.6 gm of omega-3 fatty acids may improve arthritis symptoms sufficiently to reduce the requirement for arthritis medications. (Arthritis and Rheumatism 37:824-829, June 1994). A previous study has shown improvement over the long-term with the omega-6 fatty acids (evening primrose, borage, and black curraant oils)
Copyright 1994 Phylis A Austin

Arthritis, milk allergy

July 10, 2009

A 52-year old woman who had suffered arthritis for 11 years had dramatic improvement in her symptoms after the elimination of milk and milk products from her diet. (Dr. Alexander Grant’s Health Gazette 17(3)4, March 1994)
Copyright 1994 Phylis A Austin