Modern herbal medicine owes a lot to Traditional Chinese medicine, which became a cradle of alternative medical approaches. Moreover, many basic theories, diagnostic methods, common techniques and methods of treatment used in contemporary medicine are rooted in ancient Chinese philosophical concepts. For centuries, Chinese herbal remedies have been helping people throughout the world to ease their pain and bring them back to life. Recently, Chinese specialists in alternative medicine offered a new herbal treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, one of the most common diseases of our times.

Rheumatoid Arthritis SymptomsRheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory type of arthritis which usually happens in people after 40. This disease affects joints and causes lots of pain and difficulties to the patients. Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms include morning stiffness, continuous and severe pains in joints, joint swelling, red hands, as well we fatigue, weight loss, fever, and so on. Unfortunately, till now humanity does not have an effective cure for this disease, and all the existing treatments are directed only on easing pains and relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms.

According to the results of study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii also known as Thunder God Vine, can be safely and effectively used for relieving the symptoms of RA. 121 patients involved in the research of the specialists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, demonstrated better improvement than the other group of the participants, who used sulfasalazine, an anti-rheumatic medicine. The specialists underline that those were only preliminary studies and it is necessary to learn more about the properties of this herbal remedy to slow down joint destruction caused by RA. However, this is a good news, in any way. Traditional Chinese medicine know the answers on many questions, and this new herbal treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms may help many people improve their life-quality and be happier.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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