Rheumatoid Arthritis

Acupressure - Dr. Oz talks about Alternative Medicine Oprah TV show

Acupressure - Dr. Oz talks about Alternative Medicine Oprah TV show

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Dr. Oz visited on Oprah TV show yesterday and discussed a number of topics. One topic that he discussed and also demonstrated on Oprah was acupressure.

Acupressure is similar to acupuncture. Instead of using needles to trigger the nerves and energy flow in the body, you can use your fingers to apply pressure to different areas in your body to achieve similar results.

Acupressure is an ancient Fareast medicine. The idea is that there are energy lines called meridians in the body that can become disrupted or blocked. By triggering certain parts in the energy system you could restore energy flow in the body. While Western medicine does not practice energy medicine, Dr. Oz says that our current medical system haven’t been able to measure energy in the body, and that may be why it isn’t acknowledged.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Green Tea anti-inflammatory compound may inhibit Joint Inflammation

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Green Tea anti-inflammatory compound may inhibit Joint Inflammation

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[Best Syndication] Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System believe that a compound found in green tea may be therapeutic in preventing inflammation for people with rheumatoid arthritis. The result of the study was presented April 29th at the Biology 2007 conference in Washington, D.C.

The compound in green tea that looks like it has potent anti-inflammatory abilities is called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). They found that this compound inhibited the production of certain molecules in the immune system which cause inflammation. This inflammation is found in the joints in rheumatoid arthritis.

"Our research is a very promising step in the search for therapies for the joint destruction experienced by people who have rheumatoid arthritis," said Salah-uddin Ahmed, Ph.D., lead researcher on the study.

Eating the right kinds of Fat can reduce risk for Depression and Inflammation

Eating the right kinds of Fat can reduce risk for Depression and Inflammation

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Balancing out our dietary intake of fatty acids can help in clinical depression and some kinds of inflammatory diseases according to a report published online in the journal, Psychosomatic Medicine.

The researchers say that Americans eat way to much omega-6 than they do omega-3 fatty acid. On average an American eats a 20-to-1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. The researchers say that it should be more like 4-to-1 or even better a 2-to-1 ratio.

The Ohio State University researchers completed a long series of experiments to see if there are any relationships between psychological stress and immunity. They also added dietary questions to the studies to see how that would play a role in a person’s health.

8 Choices You Must Make to Live Successfully with Chronic Illness

8 Choices You Must Make to Live Successfully with Chronic Illness

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It's all about choice. The doctor may tell you what your body is doing or how it may react in the future, but you still have choice to make that will impact everything else about your life.

[1] Recognize that the illness is chronic
You will swim through the phases of grief for the rest of your life, because with a chronic condition comes new limitations as the illness progresses. Don't be too hard on yourself; reach out to others, build up friendships with those that understand, pursue new hobbies that get your mind off of the illness, take a second look at your faith and how this effects it.

The Correlation Between Arthritis and Psoriasis

The Correlation Between Arthritis and Psoriasis

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Arthritis is an incredibly important matter to take into consideration on its own, however it should also be known that there is a certain correlation between arthritis and psoriasis and this too should be taken seriously into consideration. In order to truly understand the connection between arthritis and psoriasis, we must first understand what each is on their own.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is often referred to as though it were a single disease however it most certainly is not. In fact, the term arthritis is actually a sort of umbrella term which is used for a group of more than 100 different medical conditions that collectively affect that of 46 million adults and approximately 300,000 children across North America alone.

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