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Are there any holistic medicine treatment for osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Martin Rossman
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Holistic treatment might include rest, exercise, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, guided imagery, and physical therapy depending on the individual patient.

In brief: Yes

Holistic treatment might include rest, exercise, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, herbs, guided imagery, and physical therapy depending on the individual patient.
Dr. Martin Rossman
Dr. Martin Rossman
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Dr. Randy Baker
Other useful options include homeopathy and prolotherapy.
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Patients can improve pain scores with things such as glucosamine/chondroitin, tumeric pills, and fish oil.

In brief: Yes

Patients can improve pain scores with things such as glucosamine/chondroitin, tumeric pills, and fish oil.
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Acupuncture won't cure it - but significantly reduce inflammation and improve pain.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Probably

Much of treatment for pain and inflammation is non pharmaceutical ( stretching, positive thinking, exercise, relaxation, heat, massage, etc).
And don't forget the placebo effect! But beware of snake oils sold by practitioners who personally profit. Check the website : http://nccih.nih.org to see what really works and what is bogus.

In brief: Probably

Much of treatment for pain and inflammation is non pharmaceutical ( stretching, positive thinking, exercise, relaxation, heat, massage, etc).
And don't forget the placebo effect! But beware of snake oils sold by practitioners who personally profit. Check the website : http://nccih.nih.org to see what really works and what is bogus.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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