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  • Marlo Rapp

Top 5 Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain Arthritis Pain

Over 54 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis in the United States. Of these, an estimated 31 million suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis.

Arthritis is a degenerative condition marked by joint inflammation that causes pain and stiffness. Most people seek relief from pain by taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. Unfortunately, many medications cause negative side effects, and many people are turning to more natural approaches to manage their arthritis pain.

  • Acupuncture

  • Weight Loss & Nutrition

  • Fatty Acids

  • Turmeric

  • Exercise

  • Balance Gut Health


As many as 85% of chronic pain patients have reported reductions in pain after having acupuncture. Furthermore, research has found that acupuncture is “an effective and safe form of treatment for many forms of chronic and acute pain.” It stimulates the release of endorphins, otherwise known as the human body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, hair-like needles in the body to restore balance. Contact us to schedule a consultation and see for yourself why many people are turning to acupuncture to manage their arthritis pain.

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Losing weight is one natural way you can improve your quality of life when living with arthritis. By losing weight, you will put less stress and pressure on your joints. Additional benefits of weight loss include decreased pain, improved mobility, and prevention of future joint damage. Most people typically lose weight when they incorporate more whole, natural foods into their diet, and limit inflammatory, processed foods. Start with small swaps, and focus more on making sure you are getting the nutrients you need to fuel and balance your body. Some people have reported relief from arthritis pain by following a Mediterranean-style diet in particular, which typically consists of fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables.

Fatty Acids

Research has shown that omega-3 rich fish oil supplements reduce joint pain and stiffness. GLA, or gamma-linolenic acid may also help. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking any new supplements.


Turmeric has been hailed for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to a chemical called curcumin, which research suggests may help decrease arthritis pain.


In addition to helping you with your weight goals, regular exercise can help improve and maintain joint flexibility. Start with something low-impact like swimming or water aerobics as they don’t add further stress.

Balance Gut Health

Research has linked imbalances in the gut microbiome with chronic inflammatory diseases, including arthritis. By improving and balancing your microbiome, you can impact pain, inflammation, and overall health. When it comes to eating, focus on incorporating more healthy, whole foods, and decreasing processed and inflammatory foods. Also consider adding high quality probiotics and bone broth, the latter of which has been found to heal the lining of the gut.

Four Seasons Acupuncture in Hot Springs Arkansas

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, cupping, injection therapy, moxibustion, tuina, nutritional therapy, TCM, and more!

We are located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, just minutes from Red Oak, AR, Price, AR, Lake Hamilton, AR, Pleasant Hill, AR, and Malvern, AR.

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