According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three Americans, or an estimated seventy million people! – It is affected by arthritis. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Arthritis has been around since ancient times. The prehistoric man and even the dinosaurs had it! It is a little known fact, but the tyrannosaurs (T. rex) suffered from gout, a type of arthritis in which the body generates an excess of uric acid. It is caused by a diet high in purine, a substance found in red meat. (Other causes of gout are excessive alcohol consumption or lead poisoning.)
Many people think that arthritis goes with the territory of aging and that, after a certain age, it cannot be avoided. As an ageless goddess, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to endure arthritis and the pain and disability that it can lead to.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a disorder that involves inflammation in one or more joints. It is not just a disease; There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis with even more different symptoms. Arthritis can affect people at any stage of life.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis , a degenerative disease of the joints that causes the cartilage to break and the bone to rub against the bone. Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include pain and stiffness that develop gradually. The most commonly affected joints include the fingers, knees, hips and spine. Osteoarthritis less frequently affects the wrists, elbows, shoulders and ankles. When it affects one of these joints, it is usually due to a history of injury or repetitive stress in that joint.
Another common form of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) . RA is labeled as an autoimmune disorder. It affects the synovium and can also affect other tissues and organs. The symptoms of RA can include painful swelling, inflammation and stiffness in the middle joints of the fingers and large joints in the body, such as wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. RA is typically symmetric, it occurs in the same joints on both sides of the body.
Underlying diseases, such as psoriasis or lupus and even common viruses can cause other types of arthritis. Finally, infections can cause septic arthritis.
Standard arthritis care causes more harm than good
In Western culture, standard treatment for a person with arthritis includes over-the- counter pain relievers and prescription medications . The most commonly used drugs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
NSAIDs, including the names of brands such as Advil, Motrin, Midol, Aleve, Mobic and many others, treat pain and also help reduce inflammation temporarily. They are available at the counter and in the prescription force. Acetaminophen (like the Tylenol brand) is another pain reliever that is often used for arthritis. While it may reduce pain temporarily, it has no effect on the underlying inflammation. Of course, all these medications have a long list of side effects that range from stomach irritation to ulcers and even death.
NSAIDs affect the kidneys, so they should never be used by patients with kidney disease. They have also been linked to cardiovascular risks, such as myocardial infarction and stroke and increased blood pressure. Acetaminophen is highly associated with liver toxicity and acute liver failure, even with a standard OTC dose.
Patients with RA are often prescribed a wide variety of medications, including steroids , TNF alpha-inhibitory drugs (Humira and Remicade), disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs ) such as methotrexate (Trexall) and Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquinyl) and biological products , which suppresses your immune system
These medications are some of the most dangerous medications on the market. They have significant side effects, such as high blood pressure, weight gain, high blood sugar, bone loss, nausea, headaches, fatigue, eye damage and liver damage. Biological products can significantly increase the possibility of serious infections such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and even cancer.
If all this seems scary enough, you can bet it! If you are taking over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications regularly, you should be under the close supervision of your doctor and you may want to consider safer ways to relieve pain, such as non-acetylated salicylates. Brands include Salflex, Trilisate, and Disalcid.
Now, there are clearly circumstances in which drugs are indicated. In fact, during the holidays I slipped on black ice and hurt my knee. That night I felt a lot of pain and I took Naproxen to relieve the pain and be able to sleep. But, I know that even when there is an injury involved, these drugs do not get to the root of the problem, so the next day I did a Divine Love session with Bob Fritchie to heal my injury. I could avoid taking any additional pain reliever.
What really causes arthritis
While the many forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they all share a common symptom: persistent joint pain .
Pain of any kind has emotional roots. In fact, studies show that emotional factors are crucial to the development of RA. The emotions associated with arthritis are usually anger, resentment, aggression, criticism (of oneself and others), lack of support and fear. Experts suggest that one of the reasons why women suffer from AR four times more often than men is that women are taught from childhood not to express anger.
It is also not uncommon for people with RA to have experienced some type of emotional trauma, usually before 5 years. Traumas that occur when you are young can hinder the development of your immune system and leave you susceptible to infections, such as Epstein-Barr. virus, which according to Medical Medium Anthony William is an underlying cause of the symptoms of RA.
How to release emotions to cure arthritis
Where you experience arthritis in your body can be a clue of what hidden emotion or trauma you are suppressing. One of my favorite books of all time to decipher the emotional roots of physical pain is H eal body of Louise Hay. You can use it to find the location of your pain and gain an understanding of what emotion or trauma you may be suppressing.
Here we show you how you can get to the root of your arthritis so that it can be cured:
Locate your pain. Use Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body to look for any part of the body where you are experiencing pain. For example, Louise says that pain in her neck is related to her inability to see the other side of a problem. Pain in your knee, a very common fact in our culture, means that you are inflexible or stubborn. The pain in your hand represents holding on to something that does not work for you or feeling unable to “handle” something.
Recognize the emotions of arthritis. If your pain is caused by arthritis, always add anger, resentment, criticism or fear to the mix. So, for example, the pain in your hand could be from holding onto something. Because the pain is caused by arthritis, you may feel angry or resentful about whatever you are holding.
Determine which side of your body is affected. Normally, arthritis on the left side of your body will have to do with relationships, creativity and other feminine qualities or women in your life. Arthritis on the right side of your body has to do with the male side, such as career and finances, or men in your life. If it is your left hand, you may cling to a relationship that does not work and that makes you feel resentment. If it is your right hand, you may be afraid to look for something, such as a job. (Note: in a very small percentage of people, these masculine and feminine energies can be reversed).
Express your emotions then release them. Once you have identified the location and meaning of your arthritis, express the emotions associated with it. Begin by placing a hand on the painful part of your body and say, “This hurts.” If you feel pain in more than one place, move your hand from one place to another and simply repeat “This hurts” or “It hurts here.” “Then say:” I choose to release this “and name the emotion or the event, you can say, now I eliminate my anger, resentment and fear from my joints.” This process will help you remove the layers and discover the root causes of your arthritis.
Remember, even if you have experienced a painful event, you can choose how to interpret and respond to it. When you cling to painful memories, your body reacts with physical pain, hormonal secretions and other stress responses. Own your emotions and then let them go. This is the equivalent of taking out the trash every day. You can also ask that Divine Love help you release your emotions. I do this every morning.
9 alternative therapies for arthritis pain relief
Controlling your pain is an important aspect of arthritis healing. If you do not address the pain, you may feel fatigued and even depressed, which makes a dent in your immune system. If you must take a medication, take the safest possible for the shortest possible time. Also, try adding one or more of the following alternatives to your pain management routine while continuing to practice the release of emotions associated with your arthritis.
Here are nine proven techniques and therapies to help you heal from arthritis pain:
- Clean your diet. Most Americans eat a highly inflammatory diet. Eating whole and whole foods is not a piece of cake when it comes to relieving pain of all kinds. Be sure to eliminate all grains and sugar. These increase insulin and leptin levels and cause inflammation. Also, eliminate dairy products, corn, soybeans and all processed foods.
- Optimize vitamin D. The best way to increase your vitamin D is through exposure to the sun. If you live in a climate where you don’t get enough sun, try taking a vitamin D supplement. Optimum blood levels of vitamin D are between 40-80 ng / ml. Generally, 5,000 IU per day is needed to maintain this level. You can check your level with a grassrootshealth.net test kit
- Add omega 3 oils . Omega 3 oils mediate inflammation. Add plant-based Omega 3 to your diet, such as flax seeds and nuts. You can also try a high quality EFA supplement.
- Practice the technique of emotional freedom (EFT) . Tapping can help you release stress and emotional trauma, and get to the root of your arthritis pain.
- Try anti-inflammatory foods . Add curcumin, ginger and pineapple to your diet. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables: the more colors, the better. Eliminate foods to which you may be sensitive; People with arthritis often do not do well with night tones. Eat your food as raw as possible. Try to eat organic when you can. Making juice is also an excellent way to get your fruits and vegetables.
- Try acupuncture. The Chinese believe that arthritis is a disease of obstructions or obstructions of one of the energy meridians. Acupuncture, like EFT, can help clear energy meridians and relieve pain and inflammation.
- Get to land. The grounding, or grounding, uses the Earth’s electrons as a magnetic mop, cleaning the positively charged electrons that cause inflammation and creating a balance in your personal electrical circuit. Simply put your bare feet on the floor and allow them to absorb all the good negatively charged electrons. Studies have shown that standing on the ground for 20 minutes per day decreases cellular inflammation by 20%.
- To meditate. Studies show that meditation, in particular a practice called stress reduction based on mindfulness (MBSR), can help people with arthritis manage their pain and other symptoms, including symptoms of depression . It has also been shown that meditation reduces pain intensity and pain related activity in the brain. Some studies show that meditation improves functional status and quality of life. This is more likely because pain is not only a physical experience, but also an emotional experience. The key is to practice meditation regularly.
- Use divine love. Divine Love is the most powerful healer of all. When you make a request for Divine Love, you connect to your Source of Energy. This can be used every day without any side effects . For more information on this, go to worldserviceinstitute.org