Rheumatoid arthritis can be a frustrating and upsetting disorder and can last for years or be lifelong. Rheumatoid arthritis is when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue, including joints, and in severe cases, it attacks the internal organs. Due to this, painful swelling occurs and over time can cause bone erosion and joint deformity. While there is not cure for rheumatoid arthritis, there are several holistic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis that can help ease the pain and improve one’s quality of life.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
There are many symptoms a person can experience with rheumatoid arthritis, some of them being debilitating. The following symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis include:
⦁ Tender, warm, and swollen joints
⦁ Long lasting morning stiffness
⦁ Weight loss
⦁ Rheumatoid nodules or firm bumps of tissue under the skin
⦁ Inflammation of small joints in the hands, fingers, and feet
Holistic Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
There are a number of holistic treatments to help ease the pain caused by inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. Holistic treatments are different from traditional medical treatments in that holistic treatments have the goal to find the underlying problem and treat it. There are several things that impact our health and a holistic approach allows the doctor and patient to work together to find what will improve the patient’s overall health and address specific health conditions. Holistic treatments that can help ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
⦁ Intravenous IV Therapy: IV therapy has been known to be a powerful tool in combination with other therapies to help the body recover from many health issues. IV nutrition feeds vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream, which then bypasses the digestive system. In this way, nutrients are brought directly to the organ systems of the body.
⦁ Phospholipid Exchange Therapy: Chemicals from preservatives in foods, pesticides, and even some prescription drugs can stay in the body on a cellular level, which can cause dysfunction throughout the body. Phospholipid exchange replaces toxic fatty oils with cleaner versions of fatty oils by injecting phosphatidylcholine (PC), the main component of cellular membranes, into the bloodstream in order to make it available for use in cell membranes. Phospholipid exchange therapy replenishes fats and oils in the correct proportion within cell membranes and inside cells.
⦁ Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: UBI helps men and women utilize the healing power of the sun’s rays by directly putting it into their bloodstream. Because of its profound photochemical, biochemical, and physiological effects, it has been a great value in treating a wide variety of diseases. When blood is exposed to the ultraviolet light, pathogens and bacteria get killed and the blood becomes charged with more energy. The blood’s oxygen level becomes increased, which improves overall immune function.
⦁ Ozone Therapy: This therapy is a mixture of the purest oxygen and purest ozone and increases the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. Ozone can treat pain and inflammation, two of the major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Ease the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis at Angel Longevity
At Angel Longevity Center, we want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and are suffering from the pain and symptoms associated with it, please call our office at (818) 294-7123 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our Los Angeles arthritis specialists.