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What is it?
Bursitis is any inflammation of a small liquid filled sacs or bursas which lubricate the joints. In bursitis, excess liquid collects in the sac and this prevents the free movement of the joint, causing heat, swelling and pain, arthritis, gout or infection.
Swollen and painful joints.
Orthodox treatment involves anaesthetising the area and draining excess fluid from the bursa. Sometimes cortisone is injected to reduce the risk of another attack and antibiotics are given if there is an infection.
Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
Hydrotherapy is the belief that water is the essence of life. If forms the major part of our bodies and is a constituent of most foods. It can be used to induce relaxation, to stimulate blood flow, to remove impurities, to ease pain and stiffness and to treat diseases. More Info
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info