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Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee.
Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if any of these may be appropriate for you: glucosamine, same, ashwagandha, boswellia, fish oil and others. Follow an anti inflammatory diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and fatty animal products.

In brief: Yes

Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee.
Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if any of these may be appropriate for you: glucosamine, same, ashwagandha, boswellia, fish oil and others. Follow an anti inflammatory diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and fatty animal products.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Dr. Valencia Porter
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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
I'm not sure if physical activity counts as holistic, but a well formulated exercise plan can also prevent progression if done in a safe way.
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
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Avoid toxic foods

Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors.
All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases.

In brief: Avoid toxic foods

Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors.
All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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