Natural Healing Methods for Osteoarthritis Rio Rancho NM

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Jeanette Joyce
(505) 867-0328
4944 Night Hawk Court N.E.
Rio Rancho , NM
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michele Engel
(505) 414-8680
15 Cienega Canyon Rd.
Placitas, NM
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Nancy "Spirithawk" Roy
Corrales, NM
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"Crystal Light" Crystal Therapist utilizes the subtle energy of gemstones to align the body's many energy fields.
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Peacefulmind.com

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Janet Hall, Naturopathic Dr., Kinesiologist
(505) 294-9355
9809 Candelaria NE, Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM
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Biofeedback, Breathwork, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, L.I.F.E. System, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Naturopathy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Re
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Alternative Wellness Center

Clary Sage & More
(505) 891-1292
2010 Forest Trail
Rio Rancho, NM
 
Melissa Kennedy
(505) 797-8139
5901-J Wyoming Boulevard Northeast+ #204
Albuquerque, NM
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kristy Anderson
(505) 559-2957
10421 Research Road
Albuquerque, NM
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Southwest Acupuncture College
(505) 888-8868
7801 Academy, NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Acupuncture, Herbology, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
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Student Clinic

Heel Inc.
(505) 559-2957
10421 Research Road
Albuquerque, NM
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Women's Health, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Bio-identical HRT, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Clary Sage & More
(505) 891-1292
2010 Forest Trail
Rio Rancho, NM
 
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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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