Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

By Rosamund | January 30, 2013

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 18 which was 28 years ago. My initial treatment was conventional medicine eg. Voltaren and the rest of the anti-inflammatory drugs. My final visit with a Rheumatologist was walking out with a scrip for Cortisone and Disprin. I tore up the scrip and decided that was the end of drugs for me. It has been a process of elimination from herbalist to naturopath to acupuncture. Currently I am a patient of Dr Barbara Lewis (my homeopath) and Dr Guy Ashburner (my osteopath). I personally feel that I have benefited from “alternative” medicine by not succumbing to drugs and the many related side effects. Both of my chosen therapies have a holistic approach to my Rheumatoid Arthritis and have helped me change my lifestyle to a huge extent.

Homeopathy was always a preferred therapy and I am extremely happy with the treatment I receive from Dr Barbara Lewis. Osteopathy on the other hand was totally unknown to me and had it not been recommended by a colleague, I would probably not have tried it. My initial visit with Dr Guy Ashburner was about 2 years ago to sort out my back. My back problem turned out to be my hip that was taking strain. As a result of aerobics I had messed up my right knee and had a total knee replacement 21 years ago. This caused me to totally abandon going to gym. Thanks to Dr Guy Ashburner I am now back at the gym under his guidance and regaining some of the flexibility I had lost. I cannot explain how this has impacted on my life. Not only have the physical benefits been rewarding but my overall self-confidence has improved in leaps and bounds. I am eternally grateful to both of these special people and only see a brighter and healthier future.

Rosamund


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