Complementary Alternative Medicine & RA
Does anyone utilize any alternative medicine to deal with their RA? According to the Natural Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there are a few different ways to help with RA through alternative therapies:
Mind-Body Therapies include: relaxation, biofeedback, imagery, tai chi, and meditation.
Dietary supplements such as: fish oil, Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), thunder god vine (herb), tumeric, ginger, green tea, and boswellia.
Acupuncture, balneotherapy, and special diets (such a vegan or vegetarian) are also suggested RA therapies on the NCCAM site.
Find out more information here: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/RA/getthefacts.htm
Remember, these are just complementary therapies that should be used in addition to regular dr. treatments, and might not work for everyone. However, I believe that empowherment comes from knowing all of the options!
Has anyone else tried these? Had any luck? Advice? Thanks!