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Traditional Chinese medicine: rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common disease of unknown etiology.

In the practice of Western medicine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppressants, glucocorticoids, biological agents. All of these drugs cause negative side effects of varying severity.

Approach traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis fundamentally different from the Western one.

Based on the characteristic of Chinese medicine syndrome diagnosis there are four types of rheumatoid arthritis, which require different treatment strategies.

Each of them includes reflexology and naturopathic charges of different composition for oral administration.

The benefits of agile approach

Syndrome medicine in China similar to European diagnosis. He operates with concepts that came into medicine from ancient Chinese philosophy.

These concepts sound figuratively and poetically: fullness and emptiness, heat and cold, Yin and Yang, and qi substance — it can simply be called life energy, circulating through the channels of the body.

In China rheumatoid arthritis called cancer, which do not die, emphasizing his severe and long duration.

In Odemis ancient treatises occurs the name of “disease of the white tiger,” which “develops as a result of exposure to wind, cold and damp summer in the bones and joints or in the hands and feet, penetrates to the bone, pain is like the bite of a tiger”.

According to Chinese research rheumatoid arthritis women suffer two times more often than men, the average patient age was 43 years.

Chinese doctors are of the opinion that their traditional medicine, which has preserved over the millennia not only a systemic view of the disease, but also the formulation of drugs and methods of treatment, is demonstrating a flexible, multi-stage, variable strategy in the fight against disease, provides an opportunity to monitor changes during the course of disease and change acupuncture and herbal formulation.

Clinical practice proved that the treatment used in naturopathic remedies traditional Chinese medicine have minimal toxic effects on the body.

Thus, doctors assure that this ancient system has several clear advantages in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Four reasons one disease

Chinese medicine sees the causes of rheumatoid arthritis in the appearance of “dampness” in the body and stagnation of blood: “If there is emptiness of Yang, not warm up the vessels, decreases their permeability, the blood stagnates; when double-emptiness of blood, Yin and blood vessels not be filled, disturbed blood flow and causes blood clots”.

There are four main varieties of rheumatoid arthritis:

Stiffness with a predominance of the action of pathogenic dampness and cold. This syndrome develops if a person lives in a cold climate or is left out in the cold, sleeping or sitting on damp ground. The disease occurs when pathogenic wind, cold and damp penetrate the body and affect the joints, muscles and tendons; joints are painful and cold to the touch.

Stiffness with a predominance of the action of pathogenic dampness and heat. In this syndrome of pathogenic wind, cold and dampness penetrate into the body and transformed into heat, it is typical for a long period of the disease; joints in this case, painful and hot.

Stiffness in the mixed action of pathogenic heat and cold. This syndrome adds to the previous still and febrile phenomena. The hot joints of the patient, he feels chills.

Stiffness caused by the “double emptiness of liver and kidney”, can in addition to the previous causes to provoke poor nutrition and prolonged psycho-emotional overload.

Each of these syndromes requires its own treatment strategy. In China have accumulated information about the effects of different grasses on the course of rheumatoid atrica. In particular, trekhgrannykh Regel, or krivorechna, growing in coniferous and mixed forests of Japan, in northeastern China.

Research drugs from trekhgrannykh in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis began with the 60-ies of the last century. It was used for the manufacture of external use and for preparation of decoctions, pills and tablets for oral administration.

Pills from polyglycosides of trekhgrannykh is one of the most popular today Chinese traditional medicine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.