Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Baton Rouge LA

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Margie Ford
(225) 272-4447
142 McGehee Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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The Sanctuary
(225) 278-9187
5557 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Wellness & Health Consultations, Massage Therapy, Life Coaching
Trinity School of Natural Health Doctorate of Naturopathy, Certified Natural Health Practitioners
Professional Memberships
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, La. Health Freedom Coalition, Certified Spiritual Healer, Ordained Minister

Aroma for Life
(225) 615-7773
611 Spring Cove Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Loretta Nichenko
(318) 226-5190
1545 Line Ave.+ Ste. 203
Shreveport, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Brandon Bruce
(318) 752-2639
210 Plaza Loop @ Louisiana Boardwalk
Bossier City, LA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr. Conrad Adams
(225) 924-0604
4664 Jamestown Ave, Suite 140-C
Baton Rouge, LA
Blood Chemistry Analysis, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Spiritual Counseling, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Alpha Motivation Institute

Professional Touch Massage Therapy
(225) 281-7511
Two locations and mobile services available
Baton Rouge, Zachary, LA
Therapeautic/Clinical Massage
Licensed and Registered in MS and LA

Mamina Turegano
(504) 400-8799
16 Driftwood Boulevard
Kenner, LA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Tara Olivier
(504) 455-7721
2309 Judith Street
Metairie, LA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Natalie Scott
(337) 893-9203
215 S. Jefferson St.
Abbeville, LA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis

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About Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA, also known as degenerative arthritis , degenerative joint disease), is a condition in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by abnormal wearing of the cartilage that covers and acts as a cushion inside joints and destruction or decrease of synovial fluid that lubricates those joints. As the bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage,  pain is experienced upon weight bearing, including walking and standing. Due to decreased movement because of the pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and  ligaments may become more lax.


The main symptom is chronic pain, causing loss of mobility and often stiffness. "Pain" is generally described as a sharp ache, or a burning sensation in the associated muscles and tendons.

OA can cause a crackling noise (called "crepitus") when the affected joint is moved or touched, and patients may experience muscle spasm and contractions in the tendons. Occasionally, the joints may also be filled with fluid. Humid weather increases the pain in many patients.

OA is the most common cause of water on the knee, an accumulation of excess fluid in or around the knee joint.


Generally speaking, the process of osteoarthritis is irreversible, and typical treatment consists of medication or other interventions that can reduce the pain of OA and thereby improve the function of the joint.

Natural treatment options may include:

  • Weight control
  • Appropriate rest
      • Acupuncture. 
        • A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis concluded "clinically relevant benefits, some of which may be due to placebo or expectation effects" 
      • Heat. Heat can ease inflammation and swelling, and may improve circulation, which has a healing effect on the local area.
      • Regular exercise, if possible, in the form of walking or swimming, is encouraged. Applying local heat before, and cold packs after exercise, can help relieve pain and inflammation, as can relaxation techniques.
      • Dietary. Nutritional changes shown to aid in the treatment of OA include decreasing saturated fat and using a low energy diet to decrease body fat. A low fat vegetarian diet can reduce arthritis symptoms. A macrobiotic diet has been known to reduce symptoms as well.
      • Supplements.There have been several studies showing potential benefits of dietary supplements for treating OA . Potential treatment options may include:
        • Glucosamine. Supplemental glucosamine may improve symptoms of OA and delay its progression. The jury is still out as there are studies that show the benefit, while other studies conclude that glucosamine hydrochloride is not effective and that the effect of glucosamine sulfate is...

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