By Dr. Dionisio Celeste
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. Pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity, and/or a diminished range of motion characterized it. It affects the body's movable synovial joints namely pivot joint, ball and socket joint, saddle joint, ellipsoidal joint and gliding joint. In healthy joints, the thin synovial membrane secretes viscous synovial fluid that lines inside the joint capsule. A layer of smooth, rubbery, blue white cartilage covers the bone surfaces. The bones within the joint normally glide smoothly past one another. If anything goes wrong with any of these factors, arthritis can result. The swelling and deformity that takes place in arthritic joints can result from a thickening of the synovial membrane, an increase in the secretion of synovial fluid, enlargement of the bones, eroded articular cartilage or combination of these factors. The three most common form of arthritis are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Gout.
Osteoarthritis involves deterioration of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. It is a degenerative joint disease sometimes caused by injury or a defect in the protein that makes up cartilage. The once smooth surface of cartilage becomes rough, resulting in friction. The cartilage begins to break down, and the normally smooth gliding surfaces of the bones become pitted and irregular. The tendons ligaments and muscles holding the joint together become weaker and the joint itself becomes deformed,
painful and stiff. Fractures become an increasing risk because osteoarthritis makes the bones brittle.
There are 2 basic types of Osteoporosis. Type I is believed to be caused by hormonal changes, particularly a loss of estrogen, which causes the loss of minerals from the bones to accelerate. Type II is linked to dietary deficiency, especially a lack of sufficient calcium and of vitamin D, which is necessary for the absorption of calcium.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disorder- a " self attacking-self" disease - in which the body's immune system improperly identifies the synovial membrane that secrete the lubricating fluid in the joints as foreign. Inflammation results, and the cartilage and tissues in and around the joints are damaged or destroyed. Often the bone surfaces are destroyed as well. The body replaces this damaged tissue with scar tissue, causing the normal spaces within the joints to become narrow and the bones to fuse together. Rheumatoid arthritis creates stiffness, swelling, fatigue, anemia, weight loss, fever and often crippling pain.
Gout, an acute form of inflammatory arthritis, occurs most often in people who are overweight and / or who indulge regularly in rich foods (cakes and pies) and alcohol. It typically attacks the smaller joints of the feet and hands, especially the big toe. Deposits of crystallized uric acid salt in the joints cause swelling, redness, and a sensation of heat and extreme pain. Uric acid is the end product of the metabolism of a class of chemicals known as purines. In people with gout, the body does not produce enough of the digestive enzyme uricase, which oxidizes relatively insoluble uric acid into a highly soluble compound. As a result, uric acid accumulates in the blood and tissues and ultimately crystallizes.
Although there is no cure yet for arthritis, it is currently believed that if powerful immuno-suppressant drugs are given at an early stage, the disease may go into prolonged remission. Rest and drugs to relieve inflammation and pain are often prescribed during an acute attack, while gentle exercise during remission helps to keep affected joints mobile. However, when drugs cannot control inflammation of the synovial membrane, surgery called synovectomy may be carried out to alleviate symptoms and to slow down further joint deterioration. Joint replacement surgery is very occasionally carried out for severely deformed, immobile and painful joints. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and pain drugs should be taken under doctor's supervision because these drugs can cause stomach ulcers, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney or liver damage as side effects. Do not take iron supplements or a multivitamin containing iron. Iron is suspected of being involved in pain, swelling and joint destruction. Get regular moderate exercise. Exercise is essential for reducing pain and retarding joint deterioration. Bicycle riding, walking and water exercises are good choices. Avoid weight bearing or impact exercises. If you are overweight, lose the excess pounds. It can cause aggravate osteoarthritis. Drink distilled water to wash out the uric acid that causes Gout. Eat foods that are high in calcium. Avoid yeast products because yeast is high in phosphorus, which competes with calcium for absorption by the body. Avoid smoking, alcohol, sugar, salt and caffeine because it causes the body to excrete increased amount of calcium.
Use Biomagnet Therapy to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
1. Do the Meridian Energizing Treatment 10 minutes in the morning once a day.
2. Do the Daytime treatment and Nighttime treatment everyday.
3. Drink Negative Magnetized Water with 10 drops of Magnetizer Stabilized Liquid Oxygen three times a day.
4. For arms, legs, shoulders, hips and extremities, check proper polarity placement before placing Biomagnets for correct usage.
a. Tape the Negative Power Wafers to the negative side of the body.
1. Feet and hands for 10 days
2. Wrist and ankles for 10 days
3. Knees and elbows for 10 days
4. Shoulders and hips for 10 days
b. Tape the Positive Power Wafers to the positive side of the body and leave for 20 minutes only 3 times a day to draw the necessary micronutrients to the site.
c. Repeat or extend treatment as necessary. If joints are inflamed, place the Negative Power Wafers two to three inches from location to pull fluids out. If pain is more active at one location, treat that area first, then follow regimen.
If symptoms persist, consult your Rheumatologist doctor.