I am looking for alternative treatments to rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes. Alternative treatments are best discussed with your rheumatologist.
Need. To discuss with your rheumatologist there are some new treatments available.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: what to do when the patient doesn't respond to therapy?

Difficult to answer. Depends: more/different medicine, cortisone injections, more/different exercise, consider surgical intervention. Read more...
Many options . There are dozens of medications for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologists usually start with a milder, less toxic medication like Methotrexate and add additional therapies as needed. Sometimes it takes trying 6 or more drugs until an effective regimen is found. Read more...

How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?

Multiple medications. It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy(as was done in the past). Initial therapy would include plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate, and biologic agents, i.e., enbrel, humira, etc. This approach is supported by long term clinical trials and radiographic evidence. Read more...
Immunosuppressive . Today's pharmacotherapy is highly aggressive for rheumatologic autoimmune diseases with products like embril immunosuppressive therapy. Read more...

Are there any alternative therapies for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Fish Oil. Studies have shown that fish oil can help reduce symptoms in people with rheumatoid arthritis. However before starting any supplement including fish oil you should discuss it with your doctor to see if it is right for you. Read more...
We'd wish! Unfortunately not, unless the cause is a low vitamin d. This causes secondary hyperparathyroidism, which can cause both chondrocalcinosis and osteoporosis. 3-0mega fatty acids have good anti-inflammatory activity and are beneficial in other ways: improves cholesterol ratios while lowering tryglycerides & has circulatory benefti I do not believe in glucosamine, while many would disagree. Read more...

What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

There are none! I know of no alternative rx. There may non-main steam therapies, such as the tetracyclines, but they have well published studies. I believe most, if not all jia children can be remitted with our current arsenal! Read more...
Caution tetracyline. In children tetracycline can stain the bone. We are fortunate that we can use most of the medications we use in adults in children, but some are not approved for children. We can use Methotrexate and some of the biologics are approved for treatment of jia children such as Etanercept and adalimumab. Iv Infliximab is approved for childhood ibd, IV tocilizumab and Abatacept for jia. Others not yet. Read more...

What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides drugs?

Exercise . You will need medications, but exercise is important pain controller. The cdc has a campaign that says exercise the arthritis pain reliever. We can not emphasize this enough. Read more...

Can you tell me alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?

There is none. Unless joint inflammation is controlled one runs a significant risk of permanent damage and disability. There are no alternatives that will prevent this damage other than appropriate medication. Read more...

Could you tell me what are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?

Let the buyer beware. I don't know a lot about alternative treatments for jra, but i see lots of patients that missed their opportunity to prevent permanent joint damage when very effective medications are available. That's very sad, especially for young patients. Read more...
JRA. Gold, methotrexate, biologic drugs are actually proven to work and prevent severe joint damage. Vitamins, and snake oils, hypnosis, and even acupuncture my temporarily seem to help pain, but that is a placebo response ie the patient believes the medicine helps and fells a little better, but no long term benefits accrue. Read more...