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Alternative and Natural Treatments for Arthritis

Some arthritis patients believe that alternative treatments or natural treatments are safer than prescription drugs. Discuss your options with your doctor.
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What Is Tommie Copper?
Tommie Copper has a famous spokesperson in Montel Williams. What is Tommie Copper compression apparel?

Arnica - What Arthritis Patients Should Know
Arnica is a natural treatment option for arthritis. Learn how it should and should not be used.

What Is a Nutraceutical?
The term "nutraceutical" became a commonly used marketing term in the late 80s. How is a nutraceutical different from a dietary supplement?

Traditional and Alternative Treatments - Where Should the Paths Cross?
Alternative medicine has gained popularity while others claim it isn't backed by enough scientific research. Our expert Scott J. Zashin, M.D. offers a 5-step plan for counseling a patient about alternative medicine.

Alternative and Natural Treatments - Test Your Knowledge
Alternative and natural treatments have gained popularity and serve as a complement to traditional therapies. Some treatments get little respect regarding their efficacy, compounded by warnings for potential drug interactions and side effects. How much do you know about alternative and natural treatments?

Are Natural Therapies And Alternative Treatments Useful For Arthritis Patients?
Why should arthritis patients consider natural therapies and alternative treatments? When is it the right time for an arthritis patient to consider using natural therapies and alternative treatments?

The Lure of Unproven Arthritis Remedies
People suffering from the chronic pain, discomfort, and limitations of arthritis can become so distressed they are willing to try any treatment, even unproven remedies.

Awareness Is Key To Alternative Treatments
Education and awareness are imperative when considering alternative treatments for arthritis.

How to Spot a Quack Cure
A list of claims and marketing ploys which make quack cures easily recognizable.

Does Glucosamine Have Long-Term Benefits?
Canadian study suggests the popular osteoarthritis supplement glucosamine has no long-term benefits.

Top Nutritional Supplements For Bones & Joints
Natural supplements can strengthen cartilage and joints resulting in improved flexibility, bone strength, and pain relief. Natural dietary supplements have become popular alternative treatments for arthritis and osteoporosis.

A Positive Approach To Arthritis
Positive attributes are necessary to manage life with chronic arthritis.

Can Gin-Soaked Raisins Help Arthritis?
Eating gin-soaked raisins has been touted as a natural cure or an effective folk remedy for arthritis pain. Does it work?

Buying Medical Products Online
Research products online before you buy.

Can WD-40 Really Help Arthritis?
WD-40 for arthritis is an unproven and potentially harmful folk remedy for pain relief.

Placebo Effect - The Healing Power of Placebos
Research has confirmed that a fake treatment, made from an inactive substance, can have a "placebo effect". It's not unusual for one-third of patients to feel better in response to treatment with placebo.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Profile
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.

What's Missing From SAM-e?
An independent analysis of 13 brands of the dietary supplement SAM-e yielded surprising results with regard to quality.

The Soothing Power Of Snuggling
Touching gives a person the sense of being cared about and cared for. People with arthritis want to be touched but their pain may make them fear it.

Help Your Arthritis Treatment Work
You can help your treatment work. Arthritis can strike at any age. It hurts the joints, where two bones meet. It damages the joints and makes them stiff and painful. Correct treatment can ease the pain and help prevent more damage.

Is SAM-e as Effective as NSAIDs for Osteoarthritis?
How does the effectiveness of SAM-e compare to traditional drugs for the treatment of depression, osteoarthritis, and some liver diseases?

Coburn "Cured" Of RA?
During his backstage interview at the Oscars, actor James Coburn reportedly claimed MSM "cured" his rheumatoid arthritis.

What Should You Know About MSM and SAMe?
Nutritional supplements are getting more and more attention. People are searching for information on both MSM (the supplement touted by actor James Coburn) and SAM-e.

Can You Deduct Nonprescription Drugs or Supplements on Your Taxes?
What legally "is and isn't" tax deductible can often be confusing. What is the proper tax treatment of items such as, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, nicotine patches, contact lens solution, bandages, toothpaste and other medical supplies?

Magnetic Shoes Attract Lawsuit
A consumer protection group has brought suit against Florsheim, a shoe manufacturer with a 108 year history and excellent reputation, over unsupported health claims made regarding its MagneForce shoe line.

Magnet therapy - How does magnet therapy help arthritis?
Static magnet therapy is believed to relieve pain by increasing circulation. The effectiveness of arthritis magnet therapy for relieving pain is still in question.

What Dietary Supplements Are You Taking?
Dietary supplements can include vitamins, minerals, herbals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes. With the abundance of conflicting information available about dietary supplements, it is more important than ever to talk with your doctor to help you sort the reliable information from the questionable.

The Facts of Botanical Dietary Supplements
A botanical is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties.

Facts About Dietary Supplements
Although dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as foods, they are regulated differently from other foods and from drugs.

About Chiropractors / Chiropractic - Guide to Chiropractors and Chiropractic...
A three-part guide to chiropractors and chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a form of health care that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure, primarily of the spine, and function. Doctors of chiropractic, who are also called chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, use a type of hands-on therapy called manipulation (or...

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