Homeopathy and arthritis

 

This article on joints’ pain was written for the Find a Therapy Online portal. Thierry Clerc was introduced to homeopathy after suffering from a debilitating type of arthritis, and when painkillers or other conventional medications were of no help. He now practices in Cambridge (UK) as a clinical homeopath and a nutritionist.

There has been several medical studies already showing the benefits of homeopathy or nutrition for joints’ pain. However, a major study has just come from one of the most respected medical centres in the world, MacGill University in the US. They reviewed treatment using homeopathy only against conventional medicine, and found that people on homeopathy were doing as well, without the side effects of the medications. This is another scientific study adding to the long list of homeopathic evidence that can be found on my website.

First, why taking painkillers in not the best long-term strategy for pain

Taking painkillers when nothing else has worked to temporarily reduce inflammation or pain can be necessary. However, this should only be used in last resort and as part of a plan to try and eliminate the pain in a natural way.
The various types of medical drugs classified as “painkillers” have serious side-effects and they are just “hiding the pain”, letting the body degenerate while switching off the nerve signals that carry the pain. Painkillers kill about 8,000 people a year in the US, and Paracetamol alone is the foremost cause of acute liver failure in the Western world and liver failure death in the UK.

What causes artritic pain?

Pain is a complex experience consisting of a physiological (“body”) response to a noxious stimulus followed by an affective (“emotional”) response to that event. Pain is a warning mechanism that helps to protect an organism by influencing it to withdraw from a harmful situation. In acute situations, two phases of pain are perceived, an immediate, intense feeling of short duration, sometimes described as a sharp, pricking sensation, followed by a dull, throbbing sensation.
The chronic pain is more often associated with pathological conditions such as cancer or arthritis, it is more difficult to locate and treat. If pain cannot be alleviated, psychological factors such as depression and anxiety can intensify the condition, complicating an already challenging treatment situation.

How can Homeopathy and Nutrition make a difference in your arthritis, and also possibly fully reverse it

As many people know, at about 33, I turned to homeopathy at a time when I was taking routinely 2 or 3 conventional medications for my arthritis, and I finally realised that they were of no help, beside for hiding the pain. After being fully cured, I decided to study nutrition and homeopathy. Since starting my practice, I have seen countless clients who came for relief, and most of them have been able to stop as well their conventional medications, usually within less than 6 months of treatment.

In my experience, about 40% of the cases of arthritis and joints’ pain, people have serious stomach or digestive issues, that need to be addressed first. Otherwise the body will not be able to absorb the nutrients to heal. Then, addressing pain issue and repairing the joints can be achieved more easily.

Another cause can be an improperly treated infection, such as shigella or staphilococcus. This is known to conventional medicine but they have no cure for it.

If you suffer from arthritis or joints’ pain in general, then it is worth trying my approach. It is always better to consult instead of self-prescribing. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Thierry Clerc, MARH, RHom, MSc
Registered Health Practitioner
Clinical Homeopathy, Bioresonance, Nutrition & Allergy