Managing Arthritis

There is presently no cure for Arthritis; all current treatments work to slow progression and/or reduce symptoms. Treatment for Arthritis includes first line therapy of painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory’s (NSAID’s):

Pain Killers

These can be used for all types of arthritis and simply, as per the name, reduce pain to reduce symptoms in the short-term.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory’s
(NSAID’s)

Inflammation caused by arthritis is commonly treated with NSAID’s (non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs). NSAID’s can help to reduce inflammation in the joints
and can improve both symptoms and reduce progression in the short-term.

Biological Therapy

Biological response modifiers are the newest class of drugs used to treat rheumatoid
arthritis (RA). These modern biologics have greatly improved treatment for many people
with RA. They are genetically engineered to act like natural proteins in your immune system.

Drugs are often beneficial, but they need to be used carefully, according to
your doctor's instructions. If you're worried, or think that they may be causing side-effects,
consult your doctor.

Surgery

In severe cases joints can become so contorted that corrective surgery or amputation
is the only alternative left open.

Personalised Health

Personalised Health operates by understanding, and reducing, aspects of your lifestyle, nutrition and environment that can further affect the symptoms of Arthritis; mainly inflammation. This can be used to reduce requirements to pharmaceutical drugs or to be used in conjuncture with to enhance managing the disease further. Personalised Health gives the best disposition to the body to reduce both progression and symptoms of Arthritis by allowing the body to reduce inflammation naturally.

Managing Arthritis with Personalised Health

The Personalised approach to arthritis of any origin is to dig deep into the genetic pre-disposition (the bodies blue print) coupled with triggering events and perpetuating causes to include:

  • Amchara Check Box Icon Hormonal irregularities
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Gut immunology
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Immune over-reactivity
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Food intolerances
  • Amchara Check Box Icon Dysbiosis
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  • Amchara Check Box Icon Free radical damage perpetuating cartilage degeneration

A functional plan for Arthritis includes:

Dietary intervention, for an anti-inflammatory approach:

  • Removal of food intolerances
  • Detoxification and juicing interventions
  • Diets high in plant foods

Lifestyle modification, to include:

  • Stress reduction via
    relaxation methods:
    • Breathing Practices
    • Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Pilates
  • Physical therapies:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Massage therapy
    • Chiropractic intervention
    • Cranial sacral therapy
    • Hydro therapies

Personalised testing, to include:

  • Stool analysis
  • Vitamin and mineral assessment
  • Food intolerances
  • Cross reactivity
    testing
  • Genetic
    predisposition
  • Essential fatty
    acid cascade
  • Vitamin D assay
  • Sex hormone
    imbalances

An individualised supplementation
plan, to include:

  • Essential fatty acids
  • Collagen support
  • Anti-inflammatory intervention
  • Hormonal support
  • Gut restoration
  • Immune modification

Amchara Health Retreats – Personalised Health in action

Arthritis is just one of the collection of symptoms and diagnosis that the team at Amchara support on a daily basis. Taking control of your health is ultimate to achieving wellness and this is only possible when you work in a functional manner to understand the antecedents, tigers and mediators that perpetuate your disease.

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