Mrs D — Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Disorder Case Study

A 57-year-old accountant had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since the age of thirty, with pain and stiffness in the shoulders, elbows, knees, wrists, hands and ankles. She came to us for the initial consultation. The severity of the arthritis fluctuated and migrated from joint to joint and the fluctuations were often correlated with stress. The joints appeared swollen, warm, red and tender. She was dependent on steroids, and tapering this medication caused a rebound of pain. During the six months before her first visit to our clinic, she had difficulty with the simple daily activities of being an accountant, and had to stop all physical activities. She required several hours every morning after awakening, usually spent in hot baths, until the stiffness resolved enough to start her day.

She began a treatment schedule which comprise of special Ayurveda therapies and specific dietary suggestions, during which the response was dramatic. Within several days, the pain and stiffness had begun to decrease and by the time she finished her recommended procedures she was pain-free as well as on a reduced dose of steroids.

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