Those who suffer from arthritis are well aware that certain climatic conditions are the greatest contributors to the pain and suffering that characterize this disease. These climatic conditions coincide with the name that traditional Chinese medicine has given arthritis, which is “wind damp disease” or bi-syndrome, which is the inflammation of a joint characterized by pain, swelling, stiffness and redness.
Arthritis may involve one or more joints and can vary in severity from mild aching and stiffness to severe pain. In severe cases arthritis can cause deformity of the joint. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, is the most common type and is a result of wear and tear on the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis, the most severe type of inflammatory joint disease, is an autoimmune deficiency disorder in which the body’s immune system acts against and damages the joints and surrounding soft tissues, causing many joints most commonly the hands, feet and arms to become painful, stiff, and deformed.
Ankylosing spondylitis of the spine, wherein the joints linking the vertebrae become inflamed and the vertebrae fuse; may spread to the other joints, most often the hips. Gout is associated with another form of arthritis in which uric acid accumulates in the joints in the form of crystals, causing inflammation.
Below you will see several different formulas listed, each can be used to successfully combat the symptoms associated with arthritis. Regretfully, traditional Chinese medicine does not offer a cure for this disease, what we can do is reduce the inflammation, relieve the pain, and resolve the swelling, stiffness and redness, providing the user with an improved quality of life.