Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Mililani HI

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Cecilia Palos
(808) 677-2400
94-750 Hikimoe St.+ Suite H
Waipahu, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Pritam Tapryal
(808) 537-3311
50 South Beretania Street
onolulu, HI
Business
Holistic Medical Center
Specialties
Alternative Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Bio-Identical Hormones
Insurance
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

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Member Organizations: ACAM
Languages Spoken: English

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Jaimie Johnson
(954) 849-4724
3044 Hollinger Street
Honolulu, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Pritam Tapryal, M.D.
(808) 537-3311
50 South Beretania Street, C119a,Kukui Plaza
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, FAAMA, FCAP, ABHM, L.Ac.,Associate Clinical Professor, UH
(808) 261-7801
CHI Medical Center,Comprehensive Health Innovations
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioSET, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Color Therapy, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Meditation, Metaphysics, MicroCurrent Therapy, NAET, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Reiki, Remote Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Tai Chi, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional

Pritam Tapryal
(808) 537-3311
50 South Beretania Street+ Suite C119A
Honolulu, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Helen Smalley-Bower
(808) 946-8335
Honolulu, HI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Alcyone Aquarian
(808) 261-4511
170 Kuulei Rd.
Kailua, HI
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Pritam Tapryal, M.D.
(808) 537-3311
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Acupressure, Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Medical Center of Hawaii

Michael Kau'i Ihara, DC
(808) 221-1063
1650 Liliha St. #107
Honolulu, HI
 
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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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