HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Health » Health (Group) » 'Few complementary therap...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:34 AM

'Few complementary therapies help arthritis'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20937753


Yoga appears to help lower back pain

Few complementary therapies appear to help musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, say experts who have looked at the available trial evidence.

Most alternative treatments have either not been scientifically tested or subjected to limited investigations, says Arthritis Research UK.

Of 25 therapies, only a handful were judged to have enough medical evidence to support their use.

These included acupuncture, massage, tai chi and yoga.

4 replies, 655 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'Few complementary therapies help arthritis' (Original post)
xchrom Jan 2013 OP
Big Blue Marble Jan 2013 #1
leojoshrun Jan 2013 #2
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2013 #3
bemildred Jan 2013 #4

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:29 AM

1. Strangely negative spin on good news. N/T

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:38 AM

2. Re: 'Few complementary therapies help arthritis'

Yes i agree with xchrom. I don't know what the Arthritis research of UK says,

But this i know that acupuncture, massage tai chi and yoga are used world wide for treatment for different kind of pain.

Here you have mentioned 25 therapies, can you name them plz.

Leo

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:46 AM

3. From my experience (after hearing about them on People's Pharmacy years ago),

I've been using a few Ayurvedic herbs for at least 12 years now....with two torn ACLs and cartilage damage in both knees, and whether it is placebo effect or not (if it feels better that's what's important), I've taken 1 each boswellia and turmeric capsules, along with 1 glucosamine sulfate capsule, each morning. It has been remarkable - my orthopod looks at my knee Xrays and wonders how I can even walk on them. I garden, walk, work out pain free - but again - this is just an herbal approach to pain using antiinflammatory herbs that have been used for thousands of years. There are some studies using them as well.

And...I am a PhD chemist that worked in Pharma for 25 years, and naturally very cynical and skeptical.....just sharing what has worked for me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:02 AM

4. Hmmmmm, have they tried insulting therapies? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread