Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Kailua Kona HI

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Jacob Teitelbaum
(410) 573-5389
76-6326 Kaheiau Street
Kailua-Kona, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Laurie Teitelbaum, M.S.
(808) 896-8658
76-6326 Kaheiau St
Kailua-Kona, HI
Specialty
BioSET, EFT / TFT, NAET, TAT
Associated Hospitals
NAETHawaii.com

Nichols, Michael, Md - Hawaii Pain Medicine
(808) 322-6692
81-948 Waenaoihana Loop Ste 120
Kealakekua, HI

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Angelina Dressler
(808) 965-6424
15-113 Kamanu St.
Pahoa, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Denise Salomie
(808) 885-0440
PO Box 437298
Kamuela, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michael Traub
(808) 329-2114
73-5618 Maiau St. Ste A204
Kailua Kona, HI
Company
Ho'o Lokahi
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Counseling, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, IV Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Manipulation, Prolotherapy, Unconditional Regard, Herbal Medicine, Detoxification, Family Medicine, Natural Health, Primary Care
Professional Affiliations
National College of Natural Medicine, Council for Homeopathic Certification, California Naturopathic Doctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

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Big Island Hypnotherapy
(808) 250-0966
75-5656 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI
Specialty
Smoking Cessation
Gender
Male
Education
Certified in hypnotherapy, Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Juris Doctor (Law), Bachelor Arts (Jewish Studies)
Professional Memberships
The Association for Integrative Psychology, American International Association, American Alliance of Hypnotists

Jacob Teitelbaum
(410) 573-5389
76-6326 Kaheiau Street
Kailua-Kona, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Annalia Russell
(808) 822-2686
Kapa'a, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Mary Dressler
(808) 936-4555
P.O. Box 1720
Pahoa, HI
Membership Organizations
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.

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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