Sadly, with arthritis, pain and inflammation never go away, unless we do something about it. I have already outlined some of what we can do nutritionally to keep arthritis at bay. Topically there are things we can do also.
There are lots of natural home remedies that help with pain and inflammation. These remedies can be the most comforting and are what our grandparents will have used.
They are as follows:
- Massage joints with olive oil;
- Body massages and steam baths are good treatments;
- Dilute Lavender, Juniper, Garlic, Rosemary, Sage, Sassafras oils and Thyme in one part to 10 parts of olive oil. Apply to the affected painful joints;
- A vitamin C, Zinc and Calcium supplement is beneficial;
- ‘Sea bathing’ is also a recommendation for arthritis sufferers;
- Hot vinegar helps relieve inflammation when applied to aching joints. It should be done before retiring for the night;
- 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts in a bath are another natural remedy to help reduce inflammation and pain.
For remedies to work successfully, it’s important for them to work alongside a good lifestyle. Nutrition will go some way to reduce inflammation and pain further.
Natural remedies can make a difference. Sadly, conventional medicine although it has its place, tends to suppress the immune system and doesn’t treat the underlying cause.
Natural remedies continue to support the immune system, whilst treating the cause or symptoms.