Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis Lancaster PA

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Lucy Miller
(717) 656-4256
3331 Cochran Dr.
Lancaster, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Beston Chitala
430 Euclid Avenue+ #E
Lancaster, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lora Nix
(717) 426-4366
PO Box 346
Maytown, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michael Reece, ND
(717) 859-4222
4233 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA
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Oncology, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Homeopathy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Doctor's Health & Prevention Workshops
(717) 560-4422
150 Farmington Lane
Lancaster, PA
 
Heather Stone
122 Norlawn Circle
Lancaster, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jenifer Cammauf
(717) 859-1869
4 N. Conestoga View Drive
Akron, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Edward Rogers
(717) 851-1700
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Bath & Body Works
(717) 239-0487
Tanger Outlet Centre
Lancaster, PA
 
Bushong Shayne N District Of Columbia
(717) 299-9600
1361 Fruitville Pike
Lancaster, PA
 
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Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   
 

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions involving damage (inflammation) to the joints of the body. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people older than fifty-five years.  A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints.

Who is Affected by Arthritis?

Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Nearly 40 million persons in the United States are affected by arthritis, including over a quarter million children!

More than 21 million Americans have osteoarthritis.

Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

More than half of those with arthritis are under 65 years of age. Nearly 60% of Americans with arthritis are women. 

Treatment Goals

The goals of arthritis treatment are to:

  • Decrease arthritis symptoms
  • Slow progression of the disease
  • Prevent or minimize joint damage and deformities
  • Maintain joint function
  • Preserve mobility and range-of-motion
Treatment Options 

An effective arthritis treatment regimen can help manage the disease and minimize discomfort and worsening of the disease.

There are many different treatment options, and not all treatment options work the same for everyone or the different variants of the disease.  Over time, it is not uncommon to try several different treatments and change a treatment plan. Finding the best treatment for  can be a long process.

Natural Treatments

Some people are more interested in natural treatments than traditional medications. If you prefer a natural approach to treating arthritis, it's still imperative that you tell your doctor what you are taking or what you want to try. There are many natural treatment options, also referred to as alternative treatments, which are popular but not fully endorsed for effectiveness and safety. Be aware.

  • Acupuncture / Acupressure
  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic
  • Magnets
  • Massage
  • Supplements such as fish oil, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

Complementary Medicine

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