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Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is it?
One of the most common forms of arthritis. This progressive and irreversible, rheumatoid arthritis has no sure cure. Most cases start between the ages of 25 and 55, often with swelling, stiffness and pain in the knuckle joints of the hands or in the feet.
Symptoms:
Swelling, stiffness and pain in the knuckle joints of the hands or in the feet.
Conventional Practice:
The inflammation of rheumatoid Arthritis may spread beyond the joints, to the lungs or eyes. Blood tests and X-rays may be needed to distinguish it from osteoarthritis or gout
Alternative Treatments:
  Acupuncture
  An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
  Hydrotherapy
  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
   



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