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The Arthritis Connection recently completed a survey in 100 patients with inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to evaluate treatment choices for the management of their condition.

Question: Have you ever tried an alternative or natural treatment?

Overall one third of respondents have used an alternative or natural treatment to try to control symptoms of their arthritis. The most commonly tried treatments were:

  • Acupuncture
  • Diet
  • Cannabis Oil
  • Mediation/Yoga
  • Massage Therapy
  • A Chiropractor

Living with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions can mean coping with stress, fatigue, pain, and more—but it doesn’t mean you can’t live a positive, active and meaningful life. Chances are, that you will have to make some adjustments to your life and you’ll adopt a “new normal.” Many people with continue to live and thrive—enjoying life while coping with the symptoms of these conditions.

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Learn more about alternative and natural strategies to manage your symptoms.

Exercise
Nutrition
Managing Pain
Managing Fatigue
Mind/Body Health – Mediation – Yoga
Assistive Devices

Share your experience with alternative or natural treatments here.

Other Survey Question Results:

theRAConnection Survey Results Suggests Measuring Disease Activity in RA, PsA and AS is Underperformed.