Full list of Homeopathic Remedies for Arthritis (part
Homeopathy is my favorite alternative medicine against Arthritis. This because it can
treat the pain and stiffness as a short-term measure but can also truly treat the actual chronic condition
(in a very simplistic way of putting it, the ‘cause’ of your Arthritis). In this page I will highlight a list
of remedies often used to treat the short-term symptoms (which actually work like any traditional drug, which
also treat the short-term symptoms). As mentioned before, the great aspect of homeopathy is not only its
effectiveness, but also the absence of damaging side-effects.
As per the homeopathic remedies best suited to actually treat your long term condition in a way
that it ‘disappears’, read my other pages, which explain how constitutional remedies and remedies prescribed
by Practical Homeopaths truly work to successfully treat Arthritis.
The following list of homeopatic remedies is for Rheumatoid Arthritis although most of them are
also very useful against Osteoarthritis (so I suggest you go through the list regardless of your type of
Arthritis). If you are interested in herbal remedies for Osteoarthritis, click here.
Arnica: it’s a good general remedy usually prescribed for physical trauma. For this reason, it is also a good remedy to treat the pain and stiffness created by Rheumatoid
Arthritis when it feels as if you were bruised and sore in the affected area, getting worse if you move it or touch
it. The dose is 6x twice a day, one on the morning and one in the
evening, until it gets better. As mentioned before, seeking the help of a
good Practical Homeopath will also treat your Rheumatoid Arthritis once and for
Aurum Metallicum: at times prescribed for
those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis who also tend to be depressed, a condition which has probably been
there since childhood. They are often very ‘serious’ and career-focused. Their pain moves through
the muscles and joints and tends to get better with movement and warmth. The condition and the pain
tend to get worse at night and the sufferer may be unable to sleep from the deep pain.
Bryonia: at time prescribed for Rheumatoid
Arthritis sufferers who, in order to feel better, prefer to be completely immobile and left
alone. Their pain may be tearing or throbbing, include stiffness and is made worse by movement, by
being touched and by cold, dry weather. Dosage:
3x hourly or 4 times a day until symptoms subside.
Calcarea Carbonica: very helpful homeopathic
remedy when sufferers have deep pains (almost exclusively in either one knee or both knees or hands or knees and
hands). Cold and damp environments make the condition worse. Sufferers may experience
fatigue and chilliness and often feel lethargic and at times apathetic. These individuals are
responsible but they can feel overwhelmed by work or situations and for that, they may experience
anxiety. Dosage: 6x twice a day, morning
Calcarea Fluorica: this homeopathic remedy is
useful when Rheumatoid Arthritis causes enlargement and hardness of the affected joints, which may start to
develop notes and deformities. Symptoms may improve with
heat and, at times, movement. If your Rheumatoid
Arthritis was caused or triggered by an injury (and if it developed after that injury on the affected area),
this remedy is often prescribed.
Dulcamara: this homeopathic remedy is
indicated if your Rheumatoid Arthritis worsens in cold damp environments, where you feel cold and ‘wet’; if you
suffers from back pain, if you are susceptible to respiratory infections causing thick yellow mucus, if you
suffer from one or more allergies; you may also suffer from chronic stiffness in your
muscles. You may be a heavy-set person. For immediate relief,
you may need to take 3c potency every hour until symptoms subside.
Kali bichromicum (Potassium bichromate): indicated when
your joint problems appear and disappear suddenly, shifting around the affected area quite
rapidly. Symptoms worsen in hot or warm environments. You may also suffer from
asthma or stomach issues.
Kali carbonicum (Potassium carbonate): this homeopathic remedy
may be useful if your Rheumatoid Arthritis presents itself with great stiffness and sharp, spasmodic pain,
possibly with thickness or deformity of the joints. Symptoms tend to worsen
in cold and damp environments. Sufferers may also be
Kalmia latiflora/latifolia: a homeopathic
remedy which may be prescribed if your Rheumatoid Arthritis starts or resumes suddenly with strong pain;
symptoms may begin in the higher joints (such as elbows) and then spread to lower ones (such as the
wrists). You may also feel worse when moving and during the night.
Ledum Palustre: useful if your rheumatic
pain begins in your feet or ankles and then moves upwards, or if your joints feel stiff (as well as painful) and
cold on the outside (whilst you feel warm all over). This homeopathic remedy is
also indicated if your joint pain is alleviated by cold applications or if your big toes are painful due to
Pulsatilla: this homeopathic remedy is indicated if your Rheumatoid Arthritis affects your hips and knees
and the pain moves from joint to joint, sometimes affecting your heels. Symptoms may worsen in the
heat and improve when you are outdoors or when you apply cold compresses to the affected
areas. Dosage: 3x every
hour. This is primarily a homeopathic remedy for women and girls.
Rhus Toxicodendron: indicated when the
Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer feels restless; also when symptoms (physically and psychologically) generally
improve with warmth and motion. Joint pain and stiffness
usually worsens in the morning and in cold, wet environments.
Ruta Graveolens: this homeopathic remedy is
indicated when your condition seems to have developed from repeated overuse (as in some athlete’s cases) and it
always worsens from exertion. The affected areas, which
many times include tendons and the joint capsules, feel stiff, weak and ‘crippled’. Cold and damp environments
worsen the condition.
useful homeopathic remedies to alleviate symptoms in the short-term (before going to homeopath,
for example) could be:
Sulphuricum (pain worse at night and
worse in the heat), Mercurius Sulphuricus (Arthritis in the synovial joints), Hepar Suphuris Calcareum
(suppurative arthritis, 6x twice a day, morning and night, until symptoms are better, to be repeated if they
return), Cimicifuga Racemosa (the condition seems to affect the muscles more than the bones, the sufferer’s mood
shifts between happy, sad, talkative, restless), Chamomilla (the Arthritis sufferer has severe pain and tends to
be angry and restless), Calcarea Carlionica-Ostrearum (affected areas are the shoulders and the upper back; the
sufferer may display fear and confusion), Berberis Vulgaris (for those who suffer from chronic synovitis in
their knee/s), Belladonna (the affected areas are red, swollen; there may be some overall body temperature and
chill; the pain is sharp and sudden), Arnica Montana (soreness and bruising are also present; the sufferer may
just want to ignore the problem), Arctium (neuralgic-type pains), Apis Mellifica (plenty of swelling, not much
pain; dosage: 3x ever hour or 4 times a day, until symptoms subside),
Actea Spic (hands and feet are the only areas affected), Aconitum (when your Rheumatic symptoms also have fever,
in which case they are often given 3x potency every hour until symptoms subside; the sufferer may also be
restless and anxious).
In some cases, especially in women,
Sepia can be indicated to treat Arthritis. No matter which
remedy, make sure you fully understand the doses and potencies of
homeopathic remedies, before any attempt to self-medicate.
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