Not all of us want to pop pills with all their side effects or go down the surgical route. This was the case with Dorothy Kitchen, the lady in this news item explaining some natural remedies for osteoarthritis.
The video explains a couple of studies that have been done into natural remedies for osteoarthritis. They discuss massage and acupuncture as well as pointing out you should take glucosamine SULPHATE not hydrochloride.
You can buy glucosamine sulphate here, mixed with Devil’s Claw and Indian frankincense both of which have been shown to help osteoarthritis and this company ships all over the world so it doesn’t matter where you live!
Click on the link to read the article and watch the video on natural remedies for osteoarthritis
Massage & Acupuncture as Natural Remedies for Osteoarthritis
Both of these are really good natural remedies for osteoarthritis. When I was in practice as a chiropractor I nearly always found massage and acupuncture worked better than manipulation. I used a technique called dry needling (acupuncture applied to the actual area of complaint rather than along meridian lines) which worked EVEN better when used in conjunction with massage.
But there was always one major problem for these clients- no matter what natural remedies for osteoarthritis we used they would always end up back with us for treatment again and again. This is because we couldn’t cure their condition but could only control it.
In the massage study talked about on the video of the natural remedies for osteoarthritis. The subjects went along twice a week for a month then once a week for a month so that is a total of 12 treatments to start you off. When I Googled the question “How much for a massage” and Wikianswers came back with
Professional massages cost about $60 for one hour and upwards
The same question for acupuncture was:
Generally fees range from $60-120 per session. The initial treatment is usually longer and more comprehensive and usually costs more.
So even at the lower end of $60 that is $720 for your first 8 weeks of therapy. Ouch! Nobody ever said natural remedies for osteoarthritis were cheap but even so…
In the video they say the effect of massage lasted 8 weeks and maybe it did but I found my clients averaged about 6 weekly visits. It really depended on their lifestyle, how bad their osteoarthritis was and whether they complied with the exercise program we gave them. If they didn’t they would often only last 3 or 4 weeks! It always amazes me how even when people go down the natural remedies for osteoarthritis route how little effort they were prepared to put in. Back then I always had the attitude if they wanted to pay me to do the work that was fine by me!
I do believe natural remedies for osteoarthritis are better but I also understand many are prohibitively expensive and often not covered by insurance schemes (or for sometimes only for so any treatments). This means many do not have the option of using them.
It was because I knew massage was one of the most effective natural remedies for osteoarthritis I decided to teach people how to self massage in week 1 of all my exercises programs.
Combine it with exercises to improve flexibility and strength so you can do more and I believe you can make a amazing difference to how you feel and your quality of life by using only natural remedies for osteoarthritis!
Plus you can do your massage and exercises as often as you want for the rest of your life, in the comfort of your own home, at a time convenient to you.
Which is the Best of All the Natural Remedies for Osteoarthritis?
If I was asked to pick one of all the natural remedies for osteoarthritis for quick but sustained pain relief I would choose massage but if you want to improve your osteoarthritis and be able to do more with less pain then you must use targeted exercises. It depends which you want. Personally I want it all!
So do you want to use natural remedies for osteoarthritis? Read more about my self massage and exercise program here.