How To Heal Arthritis Naturally…
12 Ways to Release Fear and Anger To Heal Arthritis
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How To Release Your Emotions To Heal Persistent Join Pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three Americans – or an estimated seventy million people! — is affected by arthritis. In fact, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Arthritis has been around since ancient times. Prehistoric man and even the dinosaurs had it! It’s a little known fact but Tyrannosaurs (T. rex), suffered from gout, a type of arthritis in which the body generates excess uric acid. It is caused by a diet high in purine, a substance found in red meat. (Other causes of gout are drinking too much alcohol or lead poisoning.)
Many people think that arthritis goes with the territory of aging and that after a certain age it can’t be avoided. As an ageless goddess I am here to tell you that you don’t have to put up with arthritis and the pain and disability it can bring.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disorder that involves inflammation in one or more joints. It is not just one disease; there are over 100 different forms of arthritis with even more distinct symptoms. Arthritis can affect people at any stage of life.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that causes your cartilage to break down and for bone to rub against bone.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include pain and stiffness that develops gradually. The most commonly affected joints include your fingers, knees, hips, and spine. Osteoarthritis less frequently affects the wrists, elbows, shoulders, and ankles. When it does affect one of these joints, it’s usually due to a history of injury or repetitive stress to that joint.
Another common form of arthritis is Rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A.) R.A. is labeled an autoimmune disorder. It affects the synovium, and may also affect other tissues and organs.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Symptoms of R.A. may include painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the middle joints of the fingers and the large joints in the body such as wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. R.A. is typically symmetrical — occurring in the same joints on both sides of the body.
Underlying diseases, such as psoriasis or lupus and even common viruses can cause other types of arthritis. Finally, infections can cause septic arthritis.
Standard Care for Arthritis Causes More Harm Than Good
In Western culture the standard of care for someone with arthritis includes OTC pain relievers and prescription drugs. The most commonly used drugs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS.)
NSAIDs – including brand names such as Advil, Motrin, Midol, Aleve, Mobic, and many others — treat pain and also help reduce inflammation temporarily.
They are available over the counter and in prescription strength. Acetaminophen (such as the brand Tylenol) is another pain reliever often used for arthritis. While it may reduce pain temporarily, it has no effect on the underlying inflammation.
Of course, all of these medications have a long list of side effects including everything from stomach irritation to ulcers and even death. NSAIDs affect the kidneys so they should never be used by patients with kidney disease.
They have also been linked to cardiovascular risks, such as heart attack and stroke and increased blood pressure. Acetaminophen is highly associated with liver toxicity and acute liver failure even at a standard OTC dosage!
Patients with R.A. are typically prescribed a myriad of drugs, including steroids, TNF Alpha Inhibiting drugs (Humira and Remicade), disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as methotrexate (Trexall) and hydroxychloroquine (Plaquinil), and Biologics, which suppress your immune system. These drugs are some of the most dangerous medications on the market.
They have significant side effects, including high blood pressure, weight gain, high blood sugar, bone loss, nausea, headaches, fatigue, eye damage and liver damage.
Biologics can significantly increase your chance of serious infections such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and even cancer.
If this all seems like pretty scary stuff to you, you bet it is! If you are taking OTC pain relievers or prescription medications on a regular basis you need to be under close supervision by your doctor, and you may want to consider safer forms of pain relief, such as non-acetylated salicylates – The brand names include Salflex, Trilisate and Disalcid.
Now, there are clearly circumstances where drugs are indicated. In fact, during the holidays I slipped on black ice and hurt my knee. I was in a lot of pain that night and took Naproxen to ease the pain so I could sleep.
But, I know that even when an injury is involved, these drugs don’t get to the root of the problem, so the next day I did a Divine Love session with Bob Fritchie to heal my injury. I was able to avoid taking any additional pain relievers.
What Really Causes Arthritis
While the many forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they all share a common symptom—persistent joint pain.
Pain of any kind has emotional roots. In fact, studies show that emotional factors are crucial to the development of R.A. The emotions associated with arthritis are usually unexpressed anger, resentment, aggression, criticism (of self and others), lack of support, and fear.
Experts suggest that one reason women are afflicted with R.A. four times more frequently than men is because women are taught from early childhood not to express anger.
It is also not uncommon for people with R.A. to have experienced some sort of emotional trauma, usually before age 5. Traumas that occur when you are young can hinder the development of your immune system and leave you susceptible to infections, such as Epstein-Barr virus, which Medical Medium Anthony William says is an underlying cause of R.A. symptoms.
How To Release Emotions To Heal From Arthritis
Where you you experience arthritis in your body can be a clue to what hidden emotion or trauma you’re suppressing. One of my all time favorite books for deciphering the emotional roots of physical pain is Heal Your Body by Louise Hay. You can use it to look up the location of your pain and gain an understanding of what emotion or trauma you may be suppressing.
Here’s how you can get to the root of your arthritis so you can heal:
Locate Your Pain. Use Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body to look up any body part where you are experiencing pain. For example, Louise says that pain in your neck is related to your inability to see the other side of an issue. Pain in your knee – a very common occurrence in our culture –means that you are being inflexible or stubborn. Pain in your hand represents holding on to something that’s not working for you, or feeling unable to “handle” something.
Acknowledge the Emotions of Arthritis. If your pain is caused by arthritis, you always add anger, resentment, criticism or fear into the mix – so, for example, the pain in your hand could be from holding on to something. Because the pain is caused by arthritis, you may feel angry or at: http://www.drnorthrup.com/heal-arthritis-release-fear-anger