Selecting the right homeopathic remedies for joint pain and stiffness for you is not that easy. You can’t just read a couple of articles then buy the remedy over the counter and bingo – you’re cured. There is so much more to healing than this rather slap happy approach.
This article attempts to inform you of what a good homeopath needs to consider in your treatment. That is, if you want the condition to be totally healed, to go and never come back. Preferably in the shortest possible time.
Just to be clear, doctors will tell you that arthritis, the medical term for joint pain and stiffness, cannot be healed. Certainly they can’t heal it. But doctors deal more with disease management than restoration of health, so it’s not their role to heal.
Homeopaths work in very different ways.
The very first consideration is when it started. And what happened before it started. This is likely to be different for everyone. Here are four common examples, but there are multiple variations of each one.
For example, sometimes joint pain is a result of an injury. It could be a sprain, a strain, a fracture, concussion (of the spine, which has a lot of joints). The joint pain and stiffness could have come after this and has gradually progressed over the years. But the injury was the original cause.
It could be as a result of chronic inflammation which can be caused by an inappropriate diet. This is SO common in our current world, with the take away meals or packet and microwaved TV dinners, that contain no nutrition and lots of processed, toxic and unhealthy ‘food’.
It could be because your body is so toxic that it can no longer function properly.
It could be because your family has a common trait, although this is much less common than you have been lead to believe.
Once the homeopath has explored and established the likely cause or causes, then the next exploration needs to be how your particular body expresses this.
For example, the pain may only be in the morning, or the evening. Or when you are lying still. Or when you are moving. It may improve somewhat with hot applications or weather. Or cold.
Which joints are targeted is also a personal expression. Is it just on one side? Is it just the small joints such as your wrists or fingers, or is it the large joints such as your hips? Perhaps it’s all your joints?
All these considerations are important to evaluate before prescribing the most suitable of the homeopathic remedies for joint pain and stiffness that pertains to you.
Once the treatment is started, which may only be a single remedy, and a single dose, then how you react to that is vitally important. Homeopaths need to monitor your progress, not just select a suitable prescription. So many people forget this important aspect then wonder why things don’t work out.
For example, dosage is very individual. While one person may need repeated doses over a long time, another person may only need that initial, single dose.
Some people may need a totally different homeopathic remedy after a certain time.
Your healing journey may not be a smooth run. You may have a few problems along the way. You would not know if these problems were a ‘healing crisis’, that is best left alone, or a worsening of the condition, that needs attention. Why would you? You haven’t been trained how to manage natural healing, as homeopaths have.
The fact is, everyone needs support on their healing journey. Otherwise you’ll flounder and probably end up either back at square one, or worse.
Don’t skimp on your health. It’s the best asset you have. Without it, you are helpless and dependent. With it, you can move mountains and inspire others. That means that if you are looking for the most appropriate homeopathic remedies for joint pain and stiffness, find a good homeopath you can work with. You may need them for a while.