Osteoarthritis

Overview:


Considerations:

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Therapeutic Aims:

  1. Increase blood circulation into the affected area
    1. circulatory stimulants
      1. Zingiber officinalis
  2. Alleviate symptoms of pain/inflammation management
    1. Sedatives
    2. Analgesics
      1. Piscidia erythrina (COMMON NAME)
    3. Antinflammatories
      1. Salix alba
      2. Guaiacum officinalis
      3. Boswellia serrata
      4. Harpagophytum procumbens
      5. Dioscorea villosa
    4. Rubefacients
  3. Maintain joint function, prevent further degeneration of joints, and enhance the repair process
    1. Supplying carbohydrate molecules for proteoglycan synthesis and cartilage reconstruction
      1. L-Glucosamine
    2. Remineralisation of calcified cartilage and bone junction
      1. Urtica dioica
  4. Encourage detoxification and enhance efficiency of other organs of elimination
    1. Alteratives
      1. Urtica dioica
    2. Diuretics
      1. Apum graveolens
    3. Bitters (as needed)
    4. Hepatics (as needed)

 

Long term Treatment Goals:


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Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment

Updated: May 2017


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