Arthritis is the inflammation of any of the 200 joints within the human body, and also affects the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is a type of rheumatic condition that involves a lot of pain that patients endure because of stiffness and swelling. The pain occurs either gradually or all of a sudden, and can be particularly painful if the patient experiences what experts call a rheumatic attack. Certain types of arthritis affect the other organs, such as in the case of rheumatoid arthritis or lupus that develop both in young children and adults more than 65 years of age.
In the United States alone, there are about 54.4 million people are diagnosed with arthritis. At least 23 million of them strive to address their health condition or at least alleviate the pain by adopting lifestyle changes.
This begs the question: is there a solution to arthritis?
Phytochemicals as Arthritis Treatment
As opposed to synthetic medicine for arthritis management and prevention, phytochemicals have been proven to help address and treat rheumatic diseases. Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-viral in nature, phytochemicals are effective in combating arthritis. In fact, individuals who are not suffering from arthritis are advised to take supplements with phytochemicals to prevent the onset of the disease. The best part is, studies show that phytochemicals—which can be found in fresh and unprocessed foods, as well as fresh vegetables—are also rich in anti-cancer properties.
In the realm of functional medicine, functional medicine doctors integrate the proven medical treatments with intake of arthritis-fighting phytochemicals. This practice aligns with the principles of integrative and functional treatment.
LDA Immunotherapy as Arthritis Treatment
Studies have also shown that functional medicine reverses arthritis by way of Low Dose Allergen or LDA immunotherapy. Also known as “low-dose, enzyme-potentiated immunotherapy”, LDA immunotherapy combines specific allergen doses with the enzyme glucuronidase to restore immune tolerance to elements within and without the body. Consequently, LDA provides immune reaction relief in Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as in many other inflammatory and allergic conditions.
Alleviate the symptoms of your arthritis and begin your journey towards healing. Ask your functional doctor about functional medicine and rheumatoid arthritis.
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