Our Health: Alternative medicine can help relieve painful condition.MANAGING arthritis involves a whole range of treatments.
Conventional medicine uses a combination of drug therapy and physiotherapy physiotherapy: see physical therapy. but many people with arthritis - who are worried about the long-term effects of steroid treatment - explore alternative medicine.
Siobhain Oldfield has tried yoga, massage, and reiki Reiki Definition
Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. - a Japanese system of healing using energy channels within the body.
She said: "Yoga is good in some respects, particularly the meditation aspect.
"But I find some positions quite difficult and reiki has been more beneficial in terms of improving my energy levels and general well-being." Diet is also important when keeping arthritis at bay. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Arthritis Care Arthritis Care is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis. The organisation is staffed and led by people who also have arthritis. It provides information and support on a range of issues related to living with arthritis. , certain foods can make the condition worse.
These vary according to the individual and the charity advises leaving out a suspect food for three weeks. If the condition improves, reintroduce Re`in`tro`duce´
v. t. 1. To introduce again.
Verb 1. reintroduce - introduce anew; "We haven't met in a long time, so let me reintroduce myself"
re-introduce it in lower portions to see if it inflames arthritis again.
Arthritis Care can be visited at www.arthritiscare.org.uk. The Arthritis National Research Foundation can be found at www.curearthritis.org