Natural Arthritis Medication to the Rescue!
by: Wendy Owen
No matter which type of arthritis you suffer from, be it
osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or any one of
the myriad forms of this disease, you need a safe and effective
treatment. Attention is turning towards natural arthritis pain relief
that is safe and viable for long term use.
There has been quite a scare recently due to the recall of Vioxx a
Cox-2 inhibitor from the NSAIDS family of drugs. Vioxx was a major drug
for arthritis pain relief. Sufferers are worried and wondering which
drugs are safe and which one may be next to be withdrawn from the
All drugs have side effects, there’s no disputing that. The question is
how dangerous are these side effects and are they worse than the
disease they are supposed to help? In the case of Vioxx, the side
effects were increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Deadly stuff!
Unfortunately some side effects will only show up in time. No matter
how well a drug is researched and tested. The question “How many other
time bombs are lurking out there?” is valid and is currently being
So where does this leave the unfortunate person seeking arthritis pain
relief? Well the best thing is not to get caught up in the hype in the
press. Keep in touch with your arthritis doctor of rheumatologist to
get the up to date news on what’s available and what’s “safe” to take
at the moment.
Natural arthritis medication is a viable and safe option that can be
taken with confidence while waiting for the dust to settle on the
NSAIDS debate. Some people have experienced dramatic relief from taking
these natural remedies and have decided that a natural remedy for
arthritis is the answer to relieving arthritis pain while being free of
the worry over dangerous side effects.
Acupuncture for Arthritis
Acupuncture is another natural remedy for arthritis. Acupuncture
involves the use of needles to stimulate energy centres in the body for
effective pain relief. Massage can benefit most types of arthritis,
especially fibromyalgia, as it relaxes the muscles. Likewise the
application of heat can have a relaxing and pain relieving effect.
Arthritis and Exercise
Exercise is great for arthritis as well. Gentle exercises such as yoga,
pilates, swimming and walking are suitable. Stretch well before
exercising and in the case of an attack of gout, wait until the pain
and inflammation has subsided before starting.
So there is natural arthritis relief out there for those wanting to get
away from drugs and their side effects or for those wanting more
information on arthritis to expand their treatment options. Those
natural arthritis treatments are safe, effective and put you in control
of the disease. Always remember though to always seek professional
medical advice at all times.
Copyright 2005 Wendy Owen
About The Author
Wendy Owen is a natural health writer and researcher. visit her site at http://www.natural-arthritis-medication.com for arthritis information and a natural arthritis remedy.