At the University of Miami School of Medicine researchers have found that extract of ginger can help pain relief from arthritis and ease the stiffness.
Studies was carried out involving 250 patients who had painful arthritis in the knee. For the next 6 weeks some of the patients were given a placebo, while others were given ginger extract pills.
At the end of this experiment the levels of stiffness, pain and movement were improved in two-thirds of those taking the ginger extract pills.
Research from the US revealed that women drinking more then 4 cups of decaffeinated coffee a day have twice the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. The Iowa's Women's Health Study concluded that women drinking regular coffee actually showed no increased risk. In fact those who drank 3 cups or more of tea actually reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 6%.
There are some forms of spa treatment that are excellent for treating such conditions as arthritis and rheumatism. In France, spa treatments are part of everyday medicine, that every citizen are eligible for a weeks treatment at a spa each year if medically required.
The French coast has health resorts that offer thalassotherapy (thalassotherapy is treatment using seawater and seaweed in baths or pools).
The treatment soothes your body using jets of water or body wraps. The Previthal center near Mount St. Michel offer thalassotherapy and you can enjoy a weekend there including access to the baths.
Turmeric (curry powder contains turmeric) works like aspirin which reduces inflammation in your body. The substance found in turmeric is now recognised as a powerful treatment for all forms of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, painful joints and even gout. So you can now enjoy all the benefits of turmeric by simply eating a good Indian curry.