Isn’t this just genetic, and I can’t do much about it…?
There is an aspect of genetics involved with Rheumatoid arthritis, but just having the associated genes does not mean you will develop the disease. In fact, it seems that a ‘trigger’, or a certain event can mean the onset of the condition.
What kind of trigger?
Triggers can be infections, environmental factors, trauma…anything that triggers the immune system to backfire, and start attacking your own joints rather than protect them.
What to do about the condition?
We will begin to work on how your immune system functions, how you deal with stress (with can severely affect immune function) and also look at the actual function of your affected joints.
Chinese herbal medicine is very effective at reducing the inflammation that is created and acupuncture and expert bodywork can also improve the function of the joints.
There is no doubt that this condition is complex but there is still much that can be done to alleviate it.