what is rheumatoid arthritis?


how can I help someone who has it?
thank you



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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune (the body attacks itself) disorder that attacks the joints and causes a very painful arthritis. Be sympathetic, they are having a lot of pain, but don’t think of them as disabled. Most people with RA want to remain productive members of the community. Depending on your relationship with this person, maybe you can ask them if they need something, or just let them know you are there for them, whether its a listening ear or you are willing to help them with tasks. Good luck.


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints, where it causes inflammation (arthritis) and destruction. It can also damage some organs, such as the lungs and skin. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility.

Anti-inflammatory oils and herbs are used by naturopaths and a diet is prepared for the patient that helps reduce auto-immune symptoms.


A very sore deforming of the joint bones, like gout, It is the cartilage lining of the joined that gets inflamed, sore and breaks down. No cure only reduction of symptoms. My mother suffered 30 years from it, and landed up in a wheelchair. My wife got it last year. Good and bad days. Keep doing as much as possible, by yourself. Have some X-rays taken to compare progress over time. Speak to the doctor – at least 2x a year. Even if you just cry on his shoulder and get a sympathetic ear.
Good luck, and sympathy

Extreme Dude

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder. It causes the immune system to attack the joints, where it causes inflammation (arthritis) and destruction. It can also damage some organs, such as the lungs and skin. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility.

It is a very painful disorder.

Homeopathic remedies for rheumatism/arthritis/gout (Arthritis including gout, arthritis deformans/osteoarthritis and rheumatism).

Aconite Napellus: Acute attack of gout of joints of the feet.Pain with bright red swelling Aconite Napellus 200, 2 hourly.

Cassia Sophera: Pain knee joints, worse by movements; better initial movements, continuous pain in joints, worse while rising from seat; pain in heels, worse by movements. Cassia Sophera 30X, 4 hourly.

Rhus Tox.: Complaints worse after rest and exposure to cold Rhus Tox. 200 or 1M, 4 hourly.

Bryonia Alba: Pain with inflammation, worse by movements. Bryonia Alba 200 or 1M, 6 hourly

Caulophyllum: Complaints worse during menstruation; beginning at the time of menopause; more in hands and feet Caulophyllum 30X, 4 hourly.

Medorrhinum: When the origin of complaints is gonorrhoeal; worse during day time. Medorrhinum 1M. fortnightly (3 Doses).

Tuberculinum K.: When the origin of complaints is tubercular Tuberculinum K. 1M fortnightly (3 Doses).

Colchicum: Complaints of small joints with red or pale swelling; tenderness and shifting pains; worse by motion. Main remedy for gout during cold weather Colchicum 30X, 4 hourly.

Calcarea Carb.: When Rhus Tox. ceases to work and pain is worse in cold damp weather and better by movements Calcarea Carb. 200 or 1M, 6 hourly (6 Doses).

Antim Crud.: Nodosities in the joints with gastric complaints. At last nodules become painless (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Tongue whitish thickly coated Antim Crud. 30X or 200, 6 hourly

Drosera: Complaints of feets and ankles; stiffness Drosera 200 fortnightly (3 Doses).

Causticum: Complaints of long bones; contraction of ligaments Causticum 30X or 200, 4 hourly.

Pain worse at night; in wet weather; Rheumatism of large muscles Cimicifuga 30X, 4 hourly.

Natrum Sulph.: Rheumatism; worse in damp cold weather. Gouty pain in limbs and hip joints Natrum Sulph. 30X or 200, 4 hourly.

Kalmia Lat.: Pain travels downwards affecting the large part of a limb and passes through quickly along course of nerve Kalmia Lat. 30X or 200, 6 hourly.

Pulsatilla: Pains worse during rest, night and warmth, better by cold, open air and movements Pulsatilla 30X or 200, 4 hourly.

Arnica Montana: Pain, violent; bruised or as if sprained ; cannot bear touch, feels somebody coming near him may touch him and hit the affected part Arnica Montana 200, 4 hourly.

Ledum Pal.: Gout of great toe and joints with swelling; soreness and drawing pain on stepping; worse in warmth, pressure and motion. Pain travels upwards; better cold compresses Ledum Pal. 200, 4 hourly.

Guaiacum: Gouty nodosities of joints; tearing pain and extremities and contraction of the muscles Guaiacum 30 4 hourly.

Ammonium Phos.: Chronic nodosities of joints; hands twisted, out of shape due to deposits of water of soda Ammonium Phos. 6X or 30, 4 hourly.

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