5 Natural Remedies for Arthritis, Karmik Channels, MN, Minneapolis

5 Natural Solutions For Arthritis

Written By: Jill Spirithorse

“The weather is changing, I can feel it in my bones…” 

Tart Cherries its Juice

Most people may have heard of this particular remedy before, tart cherries and its juice have been clinically shown to reduce and eliminate inflammation. Anthocyanins, the antioxidant compound found in tart cherries, is what gives them their strong natural red pigment. This antioxidant has been correlated to a significant decrease in inflammation and is as effective as many OTC medications.

5 Natural Solutions For Arthritis

Organic Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar

This means that the, “Mother” molecule is intact, which is a strand-like enzyme of connected protein molecules. With the “mother” you can be sure that the apple cider vinegar offers the full spectrum of health benefits, including relief from arthritis, gout, as well as dermatitis and many other conditions.

There are two compounds that are found in ACV, that are directly responsible for relief from gout and arthritis and the prevention of it. These two acidic compounds cause the breakdown and ultimately dissolve the buildup of uric acid, which is the cause of gout and arthritis pain.

These compounds are called acetic acid and malic acid. As their names suggest, they are acidic before consumption. Then, through the process of digestion, these two compounds become alkaline, which creates a natural alkaline body chemistry. When consumed on a regular basis, apple cider vinegar creates a perfectly balanced pH for the body.

Simply use one to two teaspoons in an 8-ounce glass of water once daily.

5 Natural Solutions For Arthritis

Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM

Glucosamine – is what composes the majority of joint cartilage.

Chondroitin – is a component of human connective tissue, found in cartilage and bone.

This is used very often in the horse world but its very effective for people as well!

There is an all-in-one version of these three compounds, Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM. Otherwise, they can be purchased separately.

According to at least one doctor, the type of Glucosamine used matters.

“There’s a fair amount of data that glucosamine sulfate is beneficial, but glucosamine hydrochloride is not,” Dr. Altman says. “Almost all of the products that are sold here in the United States are glucosamine hydrochloride. There are no trials demonstrating that glucosamine hydrochloride benefits people with osteoarthritis.” According to the article, 13 Natural Remedies for Arthritis.

Some research has shown that Chondroitin Sulfate is effective at slowing the progression of arthritis. However, research has not determined if it actually helps relieve symptoms such as the pain associated with arthritis. Using it in combination with Glucosamine and MSM, along with some raw organic apple cider vinegar would be very beneficial.


Allergen concern: Many supplements for Glucosamine, are derived from the shells of shellfish such as shrimp, lobster and crab.

In supplements, chondroitin sulfate usually comes from bovine trachea or pork by-products.

5 Natural Solutions For Arthritis

Bromelain From Pineapples

There is evidence to suggest that bromelain found in Pineapples reduces the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and that it may also increase mobility. Enzymes like bromelain have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects comparable to NSAIDs.

A study in Germany, done in 2005, showed promising results that bromelain also activated immune cells that fight off infections.

There are supplements of Bromelain available in capsule and tablet form. The usual recommended dosage of bromelain is 500 mg to 2,000 mg three times a day.

Also, make sure when consuming pineapples that they are fully yellow of the outside prior to cutting into them. If the outside of the pineapple is still green, leaving it at room temperature for a day or two will help it ripen faster. The flesh of the pineapple should be a dark or almost orange – yellow pigment to ensure maximum sweetness and ripeness.

5 Natural Solutions For Arthritis


Homeopathy offers several effective remedies for any condition. It is best to consult with a qualified homeopath to find what would be the best remedy for your specific symptoms. Homeopathic remedies address physical, mental and emotional health. I encourage you to read up on these remedies and speak to a homeopathic practitioner near you!

Some homeopathic remedies for arthritis include:

Aconitum napellus

This remedy may be helpful for pain and inflammation that comes on suddenly after exposure to cold wind and weather. The person is likely to feel fearful, panicked, or agitated.



Chronic arthritis with a feeling of bruised soreness can indicate a need for this remedy. Pain is worse from touch and may occur in joints that were injured in the past.


Sudden flare-ups of arthritis with a sensation of heat and throbbing pain indicate a need for this remedy. The joints look red and inflamed, and the surface may feel hot to the touch.


This remedy relieves joint pain improved by staying immobile and applying pressure.

Calcarea phosphorica

Stiffness and soreness of the joints, worse from drafts and cold, may be relieved by this remedy. Aching in the bones and tiredness are common, and the person feels worse from exertion. Calcium deposits or bone-spurs may develop, especially in the neck. A feeling of dissatisfaction and a strong desire for travel or a change of circumstances are often seen in individuals who need this remedy.

Ledum palustre

Arthritis that starts in lower joints and extends to higher ones suggests a need for this remedy. Pain and inflammation often begin in the toes and spread up through the ankles and knees. The joints may make cracking sounds and may be very swollen. Cold applications bring relief to both the pain and swelling.


Pain that moves unpredictably from one joint to another suggests a need for this remedy. The hips and knees are often affected, and pain may be felt in the heels. Symptoms are worse from warmth, and better from cold applications and open air. A person who needs this remedy often is moody and changeable, and usually wants a lot of attention and comforting.

Rhus toxicodendron

This relieves muscular and articular pains at the beginning of motion and then improved by slow motion.

Apis mellifica

This remedy relieves swollen joints with itching and stinging pain, relieved by cold compresses.

Calcarea carbonica

This remedy is often useful for arthritis in a person who is chilly, flabby or overweight, and easily tired by exertion. Inflammation and soreness are worse from cold and dampness, and weakness or cramping in the extremities are often seen. Problems often focus on the knees when Calcarea is needed.

Caulophyllum thalictroides

This remedy relieves arthritis and rheumatic pain localized in the fingers’ phalanges.


This relieves joint pain and arthritis pain with stiffness and feeling that tendons are too short.

Cimicifuga racemosa

This remedy relieves neck pain and cramps caused by bad posture and aggravated by cold and humidity.


This remedy relieves joint pain and stiffness triggered by dampness and cold.

Ruta graveolens

Arthritis with a feeling of great stiffness and lameness, worse from cold and damp, and worse from exertion often is relieved by this remedy. Tendons and the capsules of the joints may be affected. Arthritis may have developed after overuse, from repeated wear and tear.




Why Natural Remedies and Not OTC Medications?

The main side effect of the recommended OTC treatment route can involve gastrointestinal side effects that include nausea and vomiting in the least. More serious side effects of acetaminophen, the main ingredient in most OTC pain relievers, can include severe liver damage.


The choice is yours, natural relief is available.

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