Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Journey With Osteoarthritis

I have suffered with osteoarthritis for the pass ‘10’ years. The symptoms became progressively worse within the last ‘5’.  I experienced more swelling in my joints, increased pain, and very limited movement. In fact just sitting and getting up from a chair was more difficult. I took Over-the-counter pain medication, anti-inflammatory drugs recommended by my orthopedic doctor.   Based on the recommendation of my orthopedic doctor I took the injection treatment of SYNVISC for several years.  This type of treatment worked fairly well; however one of the main side effects is pain, swelling and/or fluid buildup in or around the knee and consequently I had them all. Within the last ‘2’ years I decided not to take any more injections because the side effects seem to out weight the benefits.

During the middle November 2010 a former co-worker sent me an email about the use of Cinnamon and Honey for different aliments. Well arthritis was one of those aliments listed.  I immediately went to Wal-Mart to purchase the honey since I already had a big container of cinnamon on hand.  Within one week of taking the honey & cinnamon mixture I begin to notice a drastic reduction in the swelling in my knees. The second week I noticed that my movement was very much improved and I could actually move my legs without agonizing pain.  I am continuing to take this mixture and each day I am seeing improvement.  I am now able to resume a light exercise regiment and hope to some day get back to the gym.
My arthritis is by no means cured but I am mobile and that means a lot.  This remedy may not work for everyone, but I have had much improvement in my condition.  After sharing my story I received a lot of feedback from individuals that recommend the Organic Manuka honey which I begin taking and it seems to offer even greater benefits.

Another herb for anti-inflammatory worth trying is ginger, which comes in capsules or tea.

1 comment:

  1. I have also written a blog about my journey with osteoarthritis and how Zija Moringa SmartMix helped on http://allnaturalremedy.blogspot.com if you are interested, you are very welcome!

    Your feedback is very much appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Florence Tsao