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Arthritis Patients' Lives Improved by Complementary Therapy
Nearly a quater of patients with rheumatold arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary therapy (CAT) to help manage their condition, according to a study in the November 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Researchers interviews 250 patients aged between 20 and 90 years of age. More than two-thirds (67%) had rheumatoid arthritis and the remainder had osteoarthritis. They found that 23% used CAT inaddition to prescribed drugs and that just under two-thirds of those (64%) felt that the therapy was beneficial, reporting improvements in pain intensity, sleepiong patterns and activity levels. "Our study underlines the importance of healthcare professionals being knowledgeable about the potential use of CAT when providing medical care to patients with arthritis" says lead author Professor Nada Alaaeddine, Head of the Regenerative and Inflammation Lab in the Facult of Medicine, University of St Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon.
Cited in embody magazine, winter 2012, pg 12
Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic Encephalommeltitis
Various stresses, physical, emotional, infectious and allergic can lead to an overstrain of the nervous system and a disruption of the lymphatic system leading to a build up of toxins around the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms such as difficulty in concentration, headaches, foggy head, dry eyes, sinusitis, nausea, sore throat, aches and pains, sleep disturbance can be as result of the build up of toxins.
Massage of the soft tissues in the head, neck, back and chest direct toxins out of the lymphatic system and into the circulatory system where they go to the liver to be detoxified.
Thus aiding the correct functioning of the nervous system and as a result the symptoms can gradually improve and resolve.
Citied in Embody Magazine Winter 2016 Pg 6-8