Rheumatoid Arthritis Homeopathic Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Overview
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease expressed by a chronic, inflammatory disorder affecting the synovial membranes of multiple joints of the body. The inflamed joint lining, the synovium, can damage the bone and cartilage. The involved joint can lose its shape and alignment, resulting in pain and loss of movement. Rheumatoid Arthritis is more common in women than in men. It is generally seen between the ages of 20 and 50. But it can also affect very young children and adults older than age 50. It has a number of special features that make it different from other kinds of arthritis. For example, rheumatoid arthritis usually occurs in a symmetrical pattern. This means that if one knee or hand is involved, the other one is also involved. The disease often affects the wrist joints and the finger joints closest to the hand. It can also affect other parts of the body besides the joints. Another feature of rheumatoid arthritis is that it varies a lot from person to person. For some people, it lasts only a few months or a year or two and goes away without causing any obvious damage. Other people have mild or moderate disease symptoms, with periodical variation. Still others have severe disease that is active most of the time, lasts for many years, and leads to serious joint damage and disability.

Double-blind studies have clearly shown that those patients who were prescribed homeopathy experienced better results than those who were prescribed a certain class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (salicylates) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Moreover, the group that received homeopathic treatment did not experience any toxic effects or side effects as compared to the other group. Homeopaths have time and again demonstrated cases where their patients have experienced significant benefits in Rheuatoid arthritis with homeopathy treatment resulting in a better quality of life. The beauty of Homeopathy is this holistic 'mind and body' medicine is that are so effective yet without any harmful effects as seen with conventional Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) medicines. Choose homeopathy at the earliest and experience freedom from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Joints:

The cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is not yet known. Scientists across the world are still researching on and enlisting numerous probable causes of rheumatoid arthritis and the exact cause has not been understood till date.

It is known as an autoimmune disease. Irrespective of what has triggered the onset of the rheumatoid arthritis, the consequence of series shows that there is an abnormal response by the immune system whereby it mistakenly attacking own body cell particularly  joints, tissues surrounding the joints and other organs of the body. Over a period of time, which results in destruction of the cartilage and bone within the joint? There is weakening of theJoint, tendons and ligaments around the joint resulting in disturbed alignment of the joint.

Most people have an inherited tendency for the disease. The disease itself is not inherited, but certain genes that build the susceptibility are inherited. People who have inherited these genes will not essentially develop rheumatoid arthritis. But they may have more of a tendency to do so than others. The severity of their disease may also depend on the genes inherited. Increased incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in family members of the patients points towards the genetic nature of this disease. On the other hand, there are also people who test positive for these genes but have no signs or symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, this is clear evidence that it's not just genes that make one prone to rheumatoid arthritis but there are other factors involved as well.

 Cause etiology pathogenesis homeopathic treatment of RA factor

Infections (bacterial, viral or fungal) or certain factors in the environment are also suspected to be a trigger for an abnormal response by the immune system in an individual who is susceptible


Apart from the mentioned causes , there are certain factors which put an individual at a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

 Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and giving up smoking can help in reducing this risk.

Hormonal changes may cause the disease to flare up after pregnancy and during breast-feedingg breast-feeding. Possible hormone deficiencies or changes in certain hormones may also promote the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis in a genetically susceptible person.


Symptoms for Rheumatoid Arthritis RA

Stage of rheumatoid arthritis 

Signs and symptoms of joint affection in rheumatoid arthritis: One of the characteristic features of rheumatoid arthritis is symmetric involvement of joints  Polyarticular involvement seen in few not all cases- usually five or more joints are involved is highly variable. Over a period of time, more and more joints tend to be involved sequentially.

Symptoms vary in severity from case to case and even from time to time in the same patientThe disease primarily attacks peripheral joints which include the proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP) and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of the hands, wrists, shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, and metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints of the feet.

  • Inflammation in one or more joints.
  • Generalized aching and stiffness of the joints especially after sleep or after rest.
  • Symmetrical pattern that is if one knee is affected, the other one is also affected.
  • Constant or recurring pain or tenderness in a joint.
  • Difficulty using or moving a joint normally.
  • Loss of strength in muscles attached to the affected joints.
  • Warmth and redness in a joint.
  • Low grade fever, fatigue, a general sense of not feeling well.
  • Deformity of the joints as time goes by.
  • Symptoms in other parts of the body besides the joint.

Conventional treatment consists of anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids. Although these give temporary relief, the body’s requirements for these go on increasing. Long term use of these medicines can cause plenty of side-effects, whereas the use of Homeopathic medication has no side effects as they are non-toxic and harmless. As in almost all cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis, if lowered immunity is the cause, Constitutional Homeopathic treatment will elevate the level of immunity leading to lasting results. It will also prevent further deterioration of your joints, and also very effectively, reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of the pain. The inflammation and stiffness will reduce and the degree of functioning and mobility of the joints will improve. Above all, it will improve a person’s physical and mental sense of well being and ability to function. Homeopathy being an individualized therapy constitutional approach of Homeopathy will free the patient from the continual dependency on Allopathic drugs and gradually even stop the need of the drugs.



Non-articular symptoms for Rheumatoid Arthritis RA


  •        Rheumatoid nodules: These are small, firm, painless bumps of tissue under the skin and are commonly seen on arms, elbows, knees and on pressure points on feet.
  •        Tingling or numbness in feet and hands due to affection of the nerves (neuropathy)
  •        Heart affection: Pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the heart)
  •        Lungs affections: Pulmonary nodules, pulmonary fibrosis, pleuritis (inflammation of the membrane that surround the lungs)
  •        Eye affection: Episcleritis, Scleritis (inflammation of the white part of the eyes)
  •        Affection of the blood vessels, especially small vessels of the fingers leading to infarcts along the nail beds
  •        Osteoporosis: Loss of calcium form the bones that makes them fragile and porous (and thereby more easily prone to fractures)


Self Care Measure for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA Factor)


  • No specific diet will cure rheumatoid arthritis, although there’s some scientific evidence that certain diets may help the symptoms in some people. The diets most likely to help have:
  • low saturated fats
  • high unsaturated fats, especially fish body oils (government recommendations suggest you should take 1.5 g per week)
  • a good supply of vitamin C.
  • There’s some evidence that a very strict vegetarian diet can help, and people who eat a lot of red meat may have a slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Speak to your doctor or a dietitian before starting any strict diet as the disadvantages may outweigh the advantages.
  • Occasionally some people find that a specific type of food upsets them, but this is quite unusual. If you think you may have an intolerance to a particular food try removing it from your diet for about 3–4 weeks and then reintroducing it. If you do have an intolerance you will notice a flare-up in your arthritis within a few days.
  • Strike a balance between rest and exercise. Rest will make inflamed joints feel more comfortable, but without movement your joints will stiffen and your muscles will become weaker. You need to find out what the right balance is for you.
  • Exercise is good for your general health, so use your muscles and joints as much as you can without harming them. If a particular activity causes your joints to become warm and swollen or if it causes severe pain then stop and rest. If not, you should be fine to continue. If a particular activity always causes a flare-up then it’s probably best to avoid it and find an alternative.
  • If you go to a gym or health club, tell the fitness instructor about your condition so that they can develop an appropriate exercise plan for you. Your physiotherapist can advise you about this too. It’s best to avoid exercises involving hard impacts, such as step exercises. The following activities will have less strain on your joints:
  • swimming
  • aquarobics (aerobics in a swimming pool).

Homoeopathic Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA Factor)

Homeopathy treats the patient as one integral unit of mind and body. Homeopathic medicines for anxiety are selected on the basis of presenting symptoms, the site of manifestation and the personality of the patient.Constitutional Homeopathic treatment with the management of an experienced and professional Homeopath is an excellent choice for Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Constitutional approach of Homeopathy, which considers mind and body together as one,  lot of significance to emotions, and believes that emotional factors are vital in the development of most of the diseases, including Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can even be the cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Heredity plays an important role in Rheumatoid Arthritis.After taking homeopathic medicines, the patient can himself judge the response. He develops a general feeling of well-being and looks at life with a positive attitude. The associated symptoms like loss of appetite, insomnia, headaches also are greatly relieved.

Taking penicillin therapy usually suppresses the trigger for the time being only. It never raises our resistance. So, it is advised for every 21 days in Allopathy. Homeopathy treats patients (symptoms of the patients) by raising immunity. In the light of concept “similars” Homeopathic remedies expel the disease force/bacteria and make the patient more comfortable with treatment by supporting the healing process with the stimulation of the immune mechanism. It will make our resistance go up, giving no chance for recurrence of the disease with re-infection of the same bacteria/virus. So, patients being diagnosed with rheumatic fever can be treated well with Homoeopathy to avoid any recurrence or complication. Children often suffer from throat pain, tonsillitis, leg pain/joint pains. These complaints should be cared for properly. Parents should not ignore sore throats with salt water gargling and leg pain with simple massaging and application of pain balms, as symptoms tends to wax and wane for months/years. They should be seriously investigated in all aspects to prevent serious illnesses. Caution has to be taken when there is fever with rash/joint pains. Homeopathy can bring back ASO titre value within normal limits and make one maintain it normal without any fluctuations. In advanced cases, Homeopathy can pacify other distressing symptoms of the disease. In the treatment of rheumatic fever, Homeopathy often proves its efficacy by controlling, preventing and curing the disease. Homeopathic treatment will provide dramatic relief and prevention in cases of rheumatic fever with sore throat and joint pains. One thing everyone should have in mind is that no medicine can revert back the structural damage, where pacifying the symptoms is the only way other than surgery.

The study showed that even those who are genetically predisposed to Rheumatoid Arthritis can avoid the disease by staying emotionally healthy. If you are at risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, you can avoid getting the disease if you stay in good condition psychologically.

Homeopathy offers a wider range of options than Conventional medicine. Conventional treatment includes NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) and corticosteroids. Though these give temporary relief, the body's needs for these go on increasing. Prolonged use of these medicines can cause side-effects like nausea, hypersensitivity, drowsiness, anxiety, noises in the ear and reduced hearing. Use of corticosteroids over a period of time can lead to burning pain, numbness, unusual weight gain, high blood pressure, blurred vision, menstrual irregularities, excessive thirst and itching skin.

In conclusion, for every patient suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis Classical Homeopathy treatment must be given a serious consideration for long term and lasting relief.


Homeopathy identifies the cause of arthritis & detect disease in earlier days before deformity occur .Symptoms leads to diagnosis in earlier stages leads to treatment we are not waiting for Tests to show its results positive .So if someone from family history visit he will definitely not face this disease in future . If it is an infection, we treat it without antibiotics ,pain without painkillers and medication which has no side-effects. As in most cases of rheumatoid arthritis, if lowered immunity is the cause, homeopathic treatment will raise the level of immune system  leading to lasting results. It will also check further deterioration of your joints. After taking homeopathic medicines, the joint pains will reduce in intensity, frequency and duration without any pain killers. The stiffness and swelling will reduce and the degree of functioning and mobility of the joints will improve & patient can lead normal life. Thus the patient can be freed from the dependency on allopathic drugs and gradually even stop them. This patient suffered from a deformity due to Arthritis. She was cured within one year.

In conclusion, for every patient suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis Classical Homeopathy treatment must be given a serious consideration for long term and lasting relief.

Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Joints:

Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Gurpreet Singh Makkar(punjab,India), Research based, highly effective medicines.

The following homoeopathic medicines may prove beneficial: Ammonium phosphoricum, Antimonium crud, Arnica, Benzoic acid, Bryonia, Colchicum, Guaiacum, Ledum, Lycopodium, Picric acid, Rhododendron, Etc.

Ammonium phosphoricum 
Arthritis with nodosities in the joints with deposits of urate of soda concretions in the joints and the hands become twisted out of shape.

Antimonium crud
Arthritis, gouty nodes in the joints with thick milky white coating on the tongue. Alternate diarrhea and constipation.

Arthritis, patient cannot bear to have the parts touched or to have anyone come near him as this fear that the part my be hit by anyone passing; it has also arthritic pains in the foot, worse towards evening; and a red big toe joint which feels as though it has been sprained.

Benzoic acid
Gout with highly colored urine which is very offensive. Pain and swelling in knees. Joints crack on motion.

Arthritis with, Knees stiff and painful. Hot swelling of feet. Joints, red, swollen, hot, with stiches and tearing, worse on least movement.

Useful in gout where the swelling is red or pale, with extreme tenderness to touch, a tendency to shift about from joint to joint, and pains which are worse on the slightest motion It is more indicated when the smaller joints, fingers, toes, wrists and ankles are affected; the pains are very violent, patient cannot bear to have the parts touched or to have anyone come near him.

Gouty nodosities in the joints This remedy has tearing pains in the extremities and contractions ;of the muscles. It is also especially useful for gouty inflammation affecting the knee joint.

Gout, ball of the great toe is swollen, sore and painful on stepping, drawing pains worse from warmth, pressure and from motion. It has also gouty nodosities in the joints, hot swelling of the hip joint with general chilliness and lack of animal heat. All the pains of Ledum travel upwards.

Arthritis, pain worse at night or at rest. Red sand in the urine. Chronic gout, with chalky deposits in joints

Picric acid
Very useful in arthritis deformans.

Arthritis with enlargements of the joints not due to gouty deposits, worse during rest and on approach of a storm.

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About Dr. GS Makkar

Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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