Arthritis And Other Autoimmune Diseases – Why Doctors Say There’s No Cure
While it’s true that there’s no magic bullet to relieve all the causes and symptoms of such diseases as arthritis, this is not to say there’s no cure. The problem is that the cure is often very complicated, as complicated as the circumstances that caused the imbalance in the first place, and doctors just do not have the time for that sort of an investigation.
I’m not saying that doctors are negligent or keep secrets from us. In fact I’m sure there are many doctors out there who know a lot about natural cures for arthritis etc, and share them with their patients, but for most doctors it’s just not in their job description to do all the investigations needed.
Traditional western medicine is great for diagnosis when it comes to this sort of thing. Maybe a quick fix with some of the drugs that suppress symptoms would be useful if you need to get your bearings while you take it all in and do your research. But the hard truth is that you probably have a long road in front of you to get back to health, because it’s usually been a long road to get you ill.
This can be extremely frightening and demoralizing, at least at first, and so it’s no wonder that the majority of patients never take responsibility for their condition, just blindly throwing themselves into the hands of doctors and allopathic drug treatments. Occasionally this can be very effective against the symptoms, but to truly get to the root of the problem and stamp out the destructive actions of an overactive autoimmune system, a tremendous amount of detective work is needed.
The causes of such ailments are as many and varied as there are sufferers. Take arthritis… The cause may be as simple as a reaction to an STD or stomach bug, which passes easily on its own, all the way through to a combination of genetics, blood type and long-standing food sensitivities that may take years to work out.
One thing that is definitely necessary for this journey is a very positive mindset so you can keep trying again and again as each experiment fails. Winston Churchill once said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to the next with no loss of enthusiasm.”
This is your life, your body, your health, and ultimately there is nobody who is going to put in all the work for you. By all means consult with your doctor, but also educate yourself, read inspiring case histories and books by people who have beaten these conditions against all odds.
A good place to start in all autoimmune repairs is by identifying problem foods through employing elimination diets. Other fantastic helpers along the way can be eating right for your blood type, or the incredible system of body typing found in the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda.
You might also want to look into more subtle issues like environmental pollutants, food additives, climatic/seasonal factors, and very importantly how much (or how little) you are hydrating yourself. You might also need specialised supplements to force the body back in balance, and this alone can take a great deal of research and informed trial and error.
A Paleo diet can work wonders at reducing the inflammation in the system in general, and I would really recommend looking into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) aka “tapping” to get to the root of emotional issues that are usually the root cause of any illness or stress.
Meditation is incredibly useful to keep the mind calm and alert while facing such horrors, and purely having a calm, balanced mind goes a long way towards balancing the body anyway. It can also help you step back and give you an insight into various stresses, whether emotional or maybe even financial, that can be contributing to your physical suffering.
Any one of these systems, or a combination of them, perhaps along with many others, will one day give you success. Persevere, hit the problem from all angles, and don’t lose heart. The answers are out there. The very best of luck to you!
Originally posted 2014-02-09 12:08:12.