Rheumatism has been derived from the Greek word ‘Rheuma’ meaning swelling. It can be chronic or acute in nature and is characterized by pain and swelling of the joints. Rheumatism an affect one or more than one joints at one time and can attack individuals of all age groups. Rheumatism may also extend to the heart and valves causing inflammation of the lining of the heart.
Rheumatism is never the same in any two individuals and is usually accompanied by fever, increased pulse rate and soreness and pain of the affected joints. Acute Rheumatism is extremely painful and causes the tissues of the body to become so sensitive that even the weight of bed clothes can aggravate the pain. Chronic Rheumatism is characterized by pain and stiffness of the muscles and joints and the pain is accelerated if the individual tries to move the affected area.
The main cause of Rheumatism is increased level of toxicity in the body which results from improper elimination of toxic wastes. This disturbs the acid-alkaline balance of the body resulting in a condition known as acidosis. This causes the acid wastes to accumulate around the joints and bony structure, thereby resulting in Rheumatism.
How to cure Rheumatism naturally?
Raw potato therapy is by far the most effective natural cure for Rheumatism. Take 1-2 tsp of fresh potato juice extracted from mashed potatoes before meals. This helps prevent acidosis and relieves Rheumatism.
Bladderwrack is a valuable herb that is widely used to treat Rheumatism. It can be applied externally to the affected joints in order to reduce pain and swelling.
Arthcare capsules and oil is recommended for combating a number of musculo-skeletal disorders, including Rheumatism. Arthcare oil can be used externally to massage the affected joints and strengthen them.
Celery is also highly beneficial for treating Rheumatism. The fluid extract of celery seeds tones the stomach and kidneys. Add 5-10 drops of celery fluid in hot water and drink before meals.
Shallaki or boswellia is a potent herb that is used for treating various musculo-skeletal disorders. It is recommended to take Shallaki herbal dietary supplements on a daily basis to deal with this painful condition.
Application of radiant heat and hot packs to the affected area also helps alleviate pain and swelling. A hot tub bath, cabinet bath, steam bath or dry friction can help relieve the aching muscles and joints.