Fall has arrived and with it comes the cold. For many, this time of year can stir up previously idled aches and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is just one of the few nasty ailments that will begin to awaken during the cold season. Traditional Chinese herbal remedies can help relieve joint pain and inflammation.
Are you Taking Methotrexate?
Many people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis often find relief using methotrexate. While this Western medicine does work it also may give us many life-threatening side effects. Using methods of traditional Chinese remedies can offer relief without the risk and truly can provide great results. Using the TCM with methotrexate has been proven to show more effective results.
The Facts are Proven
Tripterygium Wilfordii Hook F, or TwHF for short, was given along with Methotrexate to three treatment groups, in different doses, totaling 207 participants who all suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Over the course of 24 weeks, the groups tracked their pain levels and the results were truly amazing.
Out of the 84% of the participants that had completed the trial, just 46.5% had shown a significant decrease in pain levels when treated with methotrexate alone in comparison to the 55% of those treated with TwHF alone; and just under 77% in those treated with both!
After the research was concluded the researchers suggested that TwHF could be a promising approach to the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis, particularly because not all patients respond well to Western medicine and the expense of the medication.
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