Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Arthritis sufferers turn to alternative medicine because the drugs don't work
About the author: 

A quarter of arthritis sufferers use alternative and complementary therapies because they work better than conventional treatments

A quarter of arthritis sufferers use alternative and complementary therapies because they work better than conventional treatments.
Herbal medicine is the most common alternative therapy, which is used by up to 83 per cent of arthritis sufferers, followed by exercise, massage, acupuncture, yoga and meditation, and dietary supplements.
Two-thirds of people said the alternative therapies were beneficial, and helped reduce pain and improved sleep and activity. Around 43 per cent said they felt no pain after they started to use an alternative therapy, while 66 per cent said they were able to sleep all night.
Researchers discovered the high take-up of alternative therapies when they interviewed 250 patients, who were suffering from rheumatoid or osteo arthritis. The level was a surprise, because 59 per cent admitted they hadn't told their doctor they were using an alternative approach.
(Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2012; 21: 3198-204).

You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved