Eat your spinach: This plant can help arthritis patients maintain strong bones

(Natural News) Eating spinach (Spinicia oleracea) can help osteoarthritis patients maintain strong bones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India, looked at the anti-osteoarthritic effects of spinach extracts in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis mice....
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Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postoperative rehabilitation plays an indispensable role for a successful total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and the optimal exercises programs are not known. A single-centre, single-blind, randomised controlled trial was designed to explore whether tai chi chuan (TCC) exercises can improve the functional outcomes and the quality of life (QOL) in patients with primary TKA due to knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred seven participants with primary TKA for end-stage knee OA were enrolled from January 2014 to January 2017. Patients were treated for 12 weeks eit...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
This study had a large sample size and obtained positive findings in both patients’ subjective ratings and in inflammatory marker levels. It demonstrates the benefits of adding Tai Chi to an antidepressant regimen but does not examine the specific effect of Tai Chi on depression.Field et al. (16) investigated the effects of combined Tai Chi/yoga in 92 prenatally depressed pregnant women. They found that women practicing Tai Chi/yoga (20 min per week for 12 weeks) had lower depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance scores compared to a waitlist control group (Table 1). This study had a large sample size and provided ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This paper shares perspectives from various informants and affirms the feasibility of progressing to a larger study. It summarizes our findings and recommendations towards creating a randomized controlled trial, as there are currently none in the literature. PMID: 30477826 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The ATHT with Copaiba and Deep Blue may have ameliorative effects on hand arthritis. PMID: 30396617 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
(Natural News) More and more people suffer from pain because of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Fortunately, a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice revealed that there is a safe and effective way to treat osteoarthritis of the knee naturally. Researchers from the Islamic Azad University and the University...
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Investigation of Lake Hévíz Mineral Water Balneotherapy and Hévíz Mud Treatment in Murine Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Models. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018;2018:4816905 Authors: Tékus V, Borbély É, Kiss T, Perkecz A, Kemény Á, Horváth J, Kvarda A, Pintér E Abstract Arthritic diseases are the most frequent causes of chronic pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by synovial inflammation and progressive structural joint damage. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Previously, we reported that ChondorT showed significant anti-arthritis and anti-inflammatory effects. ChondroT, a new herbal medication, consists of the water extracts of Osterici Radix, Lonicerae Folium, Angeli...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusions: The prevalence of TCM use among eastern Malaysian patients with knee osteoarthritis was high. Physicians caring for these patients should be aware of these findings so that inquiries regarding TCM use can be made and patients can be appropriately counseled. PMID: 29657684 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Wang F, Shi L, Zhang Y, Wang K, Pei F, Zhu H, Shi Z, Tao T, Li Z, Zeng P, Wang X, Ji Q, Qin L, Xue Q Abstract Evidence of efficacy of a traditional herbal formula Xianlinggubao (XLGB) for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) is limited. The present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of XLGB in the management of patients with knee and hand OA. This was a multicenter, stratified, open-label, randomized controlled trial conducted at six centers in China. People aged 40 or above, diagnosed with OA of the knee or hand, were randomly assigned to the XLGB treatment group or watchful waiting control group. Ma...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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