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Arthritis Cold

Arthritis Cold

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints characterized by pain, redness, swelling, stiffness and hot sensation in the joints. Chinese medicine differentiates the following four types of arthritis: cold, wind, damp and hot. Often we observe two or three types of arthritis occurring simultaneously, such as cold and damp types together. In such cases, choose foods that aid each condition and are not contraindicated for either type. Herbal therapy can be of great benefit in clearing joints, improving circulation, and reducing pain. Acupuncture is also one of the most effective treatments for arthritis, although progress is sometimes slow.

Cold Type Arthritis
This type is characterized by sharp, stabbing pain in a fixed location and coldness in the joints. The pain is relieved by heat such as a warming liniment, sunshine, or a heating pad. Usually, cold type individuals have a pale complexion.

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