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Natural remedies and alternative treatments have gained popularity among osteoarthritis patients. Most patients are using complementary and alternative medicine along with conventional medicine rather than in place of conventional treatments, according to a nationwide government survey. Learn more about natural remedies and alternative treatments for osteoarthritis.
  1. Osteoarthritis Treatments
  2. Pain Relief

Boswellia for Osteoarthritis
Potential benefits of Boswellia include anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Scientific evidence, though, is not plentiful.

Does Blue-Emu Help Osteoarthritis Pain?
Blue-Emu is available over-the-counter where topical pain relievers are found in your drugstore. Does Blue-Emu help osteoarthritis?

MegaRed Joint Care Relieves Joint Pain
MegaRed Joint Care is a supplement manufactured by Schiff. MegaRed Joint Care has active ingredients to improve joint health.

Choosing a Massage Therapist When You Have Osteoarthritis
People with osteoarthritis need to be cautious when choosing a massage therapist.

SierraSil - What You Need to Know
SierraSil is a mineral-based natural supplement for osteoarthritis.

What Is Instaflex?
Instaflex is a supplement taken once a day to relieve joint discomfort.

What Is Joint Health?
There are many supplements for arthritis that promote better joint health. What is "joint health"?

Osteoarthritis Supplements - Know Your Options
Many osteoarthritis patients are intrigued by natural remedies, including supplements. There are plenty of osteoarthritis supplements from which to choose. Learn about osteoarthritis supplements and discuss your options with your doctor.

5 Natural Remedies for Osteoarthritis Pain
Cathy Wong, About.com Guide to Alternative Medicine, shares five natural remedies that are used to provide pain relief for people with osteoarthritis.

What Is Electrical Stimulation?
Electrical stimulation is used to manage acute and chronic pain.

Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis
Acupuncture has become a popular alternative treatment. With acupuncture, needles are inserted into specific anatomical points on the body. Researchers have studied the effectiveness of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis.

Alternative Medicine for Osteoarthritis Is Mostly Ineffective
Alternative medicine, also refered to as complementary medicine, is largely ineffective for osteoarthritis -- with a few exceptions. Researchers found a few alternatives treatment options that do work.

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis: Awareness is the Key
Patient education and awareness are imperative when considering alternative treatments for arthritis.

Arthritis Supplements Lack Active Ingredients
Some dietary supplements may not relieve arthritis pain effectively and the reason may surprise you.

Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Osteoarthritis
Avocado soybean unsaponifiables are a natural vegetable extract made from avocado and soybean oils.

Bromelain - What You Need to Know
Bromelain is an extract derived from the pineapple plant. Bromelain is used as a dietary supplement to treat osteoarthritis. Further studies are needed to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of bromelain for osteoarthritis.

Devil's Claw - What You Need to Know
Devil's claw is a shrub that is native to Southern Africa. It has lush foliage and red flowers. It is named Devil's claw because of tiny hooks that cover its fruit. As a modern, popular supplement, devil's claw is used to treat degenerative joint diseases, like osteoarthritis.

Dietary Supplements: An Alternative Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Dietary supplements, such as glucosamine, are touted as effective for osteoarthritis.

Glucosamine: 10 Things You Should Know
Glucosamine is a dietary supplement used to treat osteoarthritis but is it effective?

Have You Tried an Alternative or Complementary Treatment for Your Ost…
Alternative and complementary treatments have gained popularity with osteoarthritis patients. Researchers have begun studying detailed patterns of alternative and complementary medicine use. In other words, which alternative or complementary treatments are most popular?

Herbal Remedies for Osteoarthritis
Herbal remedies are popular alternative treatments for osteoarthritis but are they safe?

Herbal Supplements for Osteoarthritis
Herbal supplements are gaining popularity among osteoarthritis patients -- but there is a lot you should know about each of the herbal supplements before buying and trying them. Learn more about herbal supplements used to treat osteoarthritis.

How to Spot a Quack Cure for Arthritis
A list of claims and marketing ploys which make quack cures easily recognizable.

Joint Juice - What You Need to Know
Joint Juice is a liquid (juice-based) dietary supplement. Glucosamine is the primary active ingredient.

Knox NutraJoint - What You Need to Know
Knox NutraJoint is a dietary supplement that may improve joint health in people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. Gelatine is the primary active ingredient in Knox Nutrajoint, along with other nutrients important for bone and joint health.

Liquid Supplements for Osteoarthritis - Should the Buyer Beware?
Liquid supplements for arthritis are more easily absorbed than pills and they offer better bioavailability too -- or so "they" say. The truth is you have to be cautious when offered liquid supplements -- whether the offer comes from a well-meaning relative or a MLM representative. Either way -- be prepared to ask "where's the proof"?

Massage Relieves Knee Osteoarthritis
Massage therapy has been shown to help knee osteoarthritis. Traditional Swedish massage relieves pain and improves function though researchers admit they are not sure exactly how massage works to relieve osteoarthritis.

Move Free - What You Need to Know
Move Free is a supplement that claims it can comfort sore joints in less than 7 days.

What Is Osteo Bi-Flex?
Osteo Bi-Flex is a dietary supplement that contains glucosamine and chondroitin. Osteo Bi-Flex is one of the popular brand name sources of these two supplements.

Pycnogenol - Natural Pain Relief for Osteoarthritis
Pycnogenol is an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Pycnogenol has been shown to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms by 56%.

Reflexology for Osteoarthritis
Reflexology is an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis. Once you learn what it is and how it works you may wonder how reflexology could help osteoarthritis. Keep an open mind!

Rose Hips (LitoZin) for Osteoarthritis
Rose hips are the seed pods of roses. A powder, made from the rose hips of Rosa canina, is more effective than placebo for arthritis pain relief.

10 Things You Should Know About SAM-e
SAM-e is a dietary supplement used for osteoarthritis. SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) is produced in the liver from methionine.

Stinging Nettle - What You Need to Know
Stinging nettle is a plant whose extract is used to treat aches and pains associated with osteoarthritis.

Study: Acupuncture Benefits Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
Patients with chronic pain from osteoarthritis of the hip and knee improved markedly following acupuncture and routine medical care.

Study: Chondroitin Ineffective for Hip and Knee Arthritis
Chondroitin, a dietary supplement used as a treatment for arthritis and often sold in combination with another supplement glucosamine, is no more effective than placebo at relieving pain associated with hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Supple - What You Need to Know
Supple is a liquid dietary supplement that touts its ability to improve joint health.

The Lure of Unproven Arthritis Remedies
People suffering from the chronic pain, discomfort, and limitations of arthritis can become so distressed they are willing to try any treatment even unproven remedies.

Traditional and Alternative Treatments - Where Should the Paths Cross?
Alternative medicine has gained popularity while others claim it isn't backed by enough scientific research. Our expert Scott J. Zashin, M.D. offers a 5-step plan for counseling a patient about alternative medicine.

Turmeric for Osteoarthritis
Turmeric is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric may be beneficial for osteoarthritis.

Pomegranates - Natural Relief for Osteoarthritis
Many people with osteoarthritis look for natural treatments for osteoarthritis. Pomegranates offer health benefits and some research has shown the fruit may help osteoarthritis.

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