Homeopathy and Arthritis

Homeopatía y Artrosis

Homeopathy and osteoarthritis

Homeopathy and osteoarthritis is an article which explains how homeopathic therapy can help in this disease.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also called osteoarthritis, is a degenerative joint disease. It is the most common cause of joint disease. In osteoarthritis, the initial injury occurs in cartilage; are affected secondarily neighboring bony structures and training capsulosinovial.

The first change that occurs is the degeneration of the superficial zone of cartilage. The process proceeds and vertical cracks appear in the middle and deep. Meanwhile sclerosis of subchondral bone and formation of bone occurs in reactive joints margins; in the bony epiphysis, near the articular surface, pseudocysts may form or geodes. If the disease worsens, articular cartilage may disappear; in this situation the contact of the bone ends occurs. In parallel to the degeneration of cartilage, an inflammatory reaction occurs in the synovium, with a slight cellular infiltration and vascular proliferation.


Osteoarthritis begins and to the 20 years old, and progressively moving; however, only a relatively small percentage of clinical cases appear attributable to osteoarthritis.

Clinical Manifestations

The main clinical manifestations of osteoarthritis are pain and deformation of the joint.

Treatment of osteoarthritis with homeopathy:

To see homeopathy helps in osteoarthritis have to distinguish two types of homeopathic remedies:

  1. Homeopathy and osteoarthritis as symptomatic remedy.
  2. Homeopathy and osteoarthritis as a remedy background.

Homeopathy and osteoarthritis; symptomatic remedies:

The main homeopathic remedy for symptoms of osteoarthritis is Rhus Toxicodendron. The key symptoms for prescribing this remedy is improving with movement, although the first movement is painful, pain and aggravation from cold and moisture.

Another remedy is Bryonia Alba. The symptoms that lead to improvement are prescribing rest and aggravated by the slightest movement.

Both remedies can be combined as there may be symptoms of both remedies.

Homeopathy and osteoarthritis; remedies background:

In homeopathy remedies background vary according to the constitution of each person, but here's a little guide of the related remedies shown to osteoarthritis.


Obese Constitutions, problems in bone mineralization, their illnesses aggravated by moisture.

Kalium Carbonicum:

Osteoarthritis especially in the lumbar region and knees. There is a great sense of weakness.


The pains are aggravated by cold dry, there is a very strong feeling of stiffness.

Calcarea Fluor:

Osteoarthritis with many bone spurs. Very lax joints.

Argentum metallicum:

Remedy to consider all types of arthritis for their affinity with the cartilage.