Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Hendersonville NC

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Stephanie Wolf
(828) 298-4054
105 Cedar Ridge Dr.
Asheville, NC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Mark Hoch
(828) 252-9833
1312 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kristina Lewis
(828) 298-4800
16 Sterling Street
Asheville, NC
Company
Lewis Family Natural Health
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Women's Health, Weight Loss, PMS, Menopause

Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Hydrotherapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy
Professional Affiliations
North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National Center for Homeopathy, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

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Kim Hageman, DD, DMP, CLT
(828) 275-2755
Asheville, NC
Services
"Crystal Light" Crystal Therapist, Spiritual Healer, Doctor of Metaphysics, Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Religious Science I am a heart-centered holistic crystal healing therapist whose soul purpose is to facilitate healing, personal development and transformation. I offer Crystal Healing, Distance Healing, Space Clearings and Blessings, Crystal Divination, Crystal Healing for Pets, Customized Healing Jewelry, and Living Altars.
Membership Organizations
Peacefulmind.com

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Fowler Rhulon A Dr Chiroprctr
(336) 226-8450
314 Alamance Road
Burlington, NC
 
Jennifer Woods
(828) 280-6331
93 Adawehi Lane
Columbus , NC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michelle A. Payton, Ph.D., D.C.H.
(828) 681-1728
1354 Heathbrook Circle
Asheville, NC
Specialty
EFT / TFT, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Past Life Regression
Associated Hospitals
div. of The Left Side

Sierra Lamanna
(828) 862-8806
1185 Ecusta Rd.,Phone sessions also available
Brevard, NC
Specialty
Distance Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Kinesiology, Medical Intuitive, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Trinity Healing Arts

Fountain of Youth Day Spa & Salon
(828) 698-2954
516 Kanuga Road
Hendersonville, NC
 
Angel's Touch-Deborah Angel-Lmt # 1484
(828) 698-6634
217 Duncan Hill Road
Hendersonville, NC
 
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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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