Folk medicine in Bessarabia the end of XIX – beginning of XX century
Objectives of the study are as comprehensive study of the phenomenon of folk medicine, societal attitudes about health and illness, the role of traditional healers in society, symbols, beliefs and…

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The benefits and harms Brazil nut
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Medicinal plants Couch grass
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Arthritis pain: traditional and alternative methods of treatment

Arthritis pain, as a rule, are exacting a permanent or periodic nature, amplified in the period of exacerbation and significantly decreasing or disappearing completely during remission.

Pain relief for arthritis: folk methods

To ease the pain of arthritis can help various means of folk medicine, used for centuries for treating various types of arthritis.

These include:

diet therapy;

phytotherapy (use of herbs and dietary supplements);

apitherapy (treatment with honey and other bee products);

the hirudotherapy (treatment with leeches and obtained from them a therapeutic biologically active components);

natural balneotherapeutic factors (mineral waters, therapeutic mud, shungite, clay, ozokerite, naphthalan, etc.), health resort treatment;

the influence of physical factors (temperature effects, water treatments, magnetic therapy, etc.);

a variety of massages and other manual therapies (chiropractic, osteopathy and others), physiotherapy;

other types of unconventional treatment (the use of iplikator, different types of acupuncture, su-Jok therapy, therapeutic yoga, qigong,acupressure, meditation techniques, autogenic training, etc.).

Alternative medicine: the efficacy and safety

The use of these proven methods for centuries makes it possible for some patients with chronic diseases of the joints, in some cases, reduce the dosage of drugs that often have unwanted side effects, and in some cases even completely abandon their use, but always with the approval of the attending physician.

An important factor in the preference of treatment of arthritis by using the tools of alternative medicine is ever-increasing sensitization of the population.

And although it is often polyvalent (multi-factor) character, including a number of natural factors (for example, vasomotor rhinitis, seasonal, hay fever is a reaction to pollen, there is also food, cold Allergy, Allergy to insect stings, bees and other products of their vital activity, etc.), yet a wide range of therapeutic ability of natural factors allows patients to choose the right effective and safe treatment.

But in any situation before you start to treat arthritis pain, it is necessary to consult a doctor, as he is much more competent in the issues of compatibility of different methods of treatment between themselves and their influence on other organs and body systems and the possibility of different reactions to their use.

It is possible that the doctor will advise you to use during the exacerbation of medical and/or other treatment with traditional medicines, and after removing the aggravation to go directly to supporting prevention and treatment through regular use of traditional medicine and therapeutic physical training and massage.

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