Once I had my new anti-inflammatory diet in place shortly after my diagnosis, I then focused on which holistic therapies would help me to manage my pain, reduce inflammation, increase my energy, avoid medication and help me to heal my body and immune system to start fighting off the constant stream of viruses I was going down with. It has been a gradual process over the last two years as nothing gave a quick fix or cure but each different route provided another piece of the puzzle and helped me in my journey back to wellness without medication.
Homeopathy – this has been one of the most effective ways to tackle the myriad of symptoms. I have a range of daily/weekly remedies, which have helped to me build back up my immune system, calm the inflammation and manage my pain, along with some first aid remedies to help me through a bad day or flare up. My homeopath (working alongside the kinesiologist) also treated various bacterial and viral infections that were flagged up in kinesiology sessions, along with carrying out some heavy metal detoxes. EBV/Mono was one of the biggest issues and a big contributor towards my fatigue.Continue reading “My Rheumatoid Arthritis Story: Surviving to Thriving – Part 3: Holistic Therapies”