Rheumatoid Arthritis

a person suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disease that affects the joints. It creates pain as well as restricts motion. Characteristics of RA include symmetrical presentation of affected joints and red swelling of the joints. In addition, nodules may also be found on the surrounding tissues. As the disease progresses, the joints, often in the hands and feet, become disfigured.

Overall, prevention of Rheumatoid Arthritis development focuses on reducing inflammation. For example, reducing external or environmental factors determined as causes. Additionally, acupuncture and medicinal herbs can decrease inflammation and move the lymphatics.