Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Eugene OR

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Jan Stafl
(541) 342-8616
10 Coburg Road+ Suite 100
Eugene, OR
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Caroline Smythe
(541) 431-9529
1488 Oak Street
Eugene, OR
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Nancy Hopps
(541) 683-9088
PO Box 5224
Eugene, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Pacific Women's Center, LLC
(541) 342-8616
10 Coburg Road, Suite 100
Eugene, OR
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Gynecology, Energy Medicine, Other, Women's Health
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Karta Purkh Khalsa
(541) 242-3314
4627 Fox Hollow Road
Eugene, OR
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Karta Purkh Khalsa
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Ayurvedic Practitioner, Herbalist, Nutritionist

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Tara Alder
(541) 513-7894
1477 Lake Dr.
Eugene , OR
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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L. Laura Taylor
(541) 484-6224
1885 Sunrise Ave.
Eugene, OR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr. Kimberly Foster
(541) 342-4520
492 E 13th Ave. Suite 200
Eugene, OR
Company
Oregon Naturopathic Clinic
Industry
CranioSacral Therapy, Energy Healer, Health Educator, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Massage Practitioner
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety, Allergies, Chronic Disease, Stress, Pain, General Health Concerns, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Fatigue, Depression

Therapies : Visceral Manipulation, Neuromodulation Technique, Matrix Energetics, Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine, Energy Medicine, Distance Healing, Cranio Sacral Therapy
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Receipt provided for reimbursement
Professional Affiliations
Bastyr University, Brenneke School of Massage, Christian Medical and Dental Association

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Oak Street Medical, PC
(541) 431-9529
1488 Oak Street
Eugene, OR
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Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Mind/Body Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, EFT, Breathwork
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Relax Into Healing
(541) 683-9088
PO Box 5224
Eugene, OR
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Yoga, Wellness Training, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Healing Touch, Guided Imagery, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, EFT, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork
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American Holistic Medical Association

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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.

Symptoms

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.
 

Treatment

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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