Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment in Homeopathy

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues so you can start your treatment in homeopathy.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:

  • Tender, warm, swollen joints
  • Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity
  • Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite
  • Early rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect your smaller joints first — particularly the joints that attach your fingers to your hands and your toes to your feet.
  • As the disease progresses, symptoms often spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders. In most cases, symptoms occur in the same joints on both sides of your body.

All homeopathic remedies are listed here are most effective when they are prescribed for the unique syndrome of symptoms the sick person has, not just the name of the disease s/he has. Because of the need for this degree of precision, the more a person knows about homeopathy on how to select the individually determined remedy, the better results they will get with homeopathic remedies.


Actaea Spicata

A rheumatic remedy, especially of the small joints; tearing, tingling pain characterize it. Wrist rheumatism.

Pain worse from touch and motion. Rheumatic pains in small joints, wrist, fingers, ankle, toes. Swelling of joints from slight fatigue. Wrist swollen, red, worse any motion.

Agaricus Muscarius

Jerking, twitching, trembling, and itching are strong indications. Symptoms appear diagonally like the right arm and left leg.

Pain are accompanied by sensation of coldness, numbness and tingling. Stiff all over. Rheumatism, better motion. Cramps in the soles. Paralysis of lower limbs, with spasmodic condition of arms. Tearing and painful contraction in the calves.

Apis Mellifica

It has stinging pains over the affected parts. Parts are having soreness, intolerance of heat and slightest touch and afternoon aggravation are some of its important symptoms.

It has synovitis, inflammation in synovial membrane in joints. Knee swollen, shiny, sensitive, sore, with stinging pain. Feet swollen and stiff, feels too large. Rheumatic pain in the back and limbs. Oedematous swelling.

Bryonia Alba

Aching in every muscle. The character of the pain produced is stitching, tearing; worse by motion, better rest.

Rheumatic pain, swellings, dropsical effusions into the synovial and serous membrane. Knees stiff and painful (arthritis). Every spot is painful on pressure. Constant motion of the left arm and leg. Painful stiffness in the nape of neck.

Colchicum Autumnale

Affects the muscular tissues, periosteum and synovial membrane of joints. It seems to be more beneficial in chronic affections of these parts.

The parts are red, hot, swollen. Sharp pain down the left arm. Tearing in the limbs during warm weather, stinging during cold. Joints stiff and feverish; shifting rheumatism; pain worse at night. Knees strike together, can hardly walk.

Guaiacum Officinale

Especially adapted to the arthritic diathesis, rheumatism. Very valuable in acute rheumatism. Contraction of limbs, stiffness and immobility.

Rheumatic pain in the shoulders, arms and hands. Immovable stiffness. Joints swollen, painful and intolerant to pressure; cannot bear heat. Arthritic lancinations followed by contraction of limbs. Sensation of heat in the affected limbs.

Ledum Palustre

Especially affects the rheumatic diathesis. The Led. Rheumatism begins in the feet and travels upward.

Joints swollen, hot, pale. Throbbing in the right shoulder, pressure, worse motion. Crackling in joints; worse, warmth of bed. Ankles swollen. Soles painful, can hardly step on them. Easy spraining of ankles.


In acute rheumatism, dissipates fever and pain in a day or two. Rheumatic prosopalgia and rheumatic metastasis, especially heart lesions.

Pain in wrist and ankles; worse, slightest motion. Great restlessness and thirst. Rheumatism, needle held in finger gets too heavy. Tingling and numbness of fingers. Pain in wrist and ankle, unable to stand.

Radium Bromatum

It is found effective in the treatment of rheumatism. Chronic rheumatic arthritis. Severe aching pains all over, with restlessness, better moving about.

Severe pain in all the limbs, joints, especially in the knee and ankle joints, sharp pain in the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. Arms feels heavy. Cracking in shoulders. Arthritis, aching pains, worse at night.

Rhus Toxicodendron

The effect on rheumatic pains make this remedy frequently indicated. It affects joints producing pain and stiffness. Rheumatism in the cold season.

Rheumatic pain spread over a large surface at the nape of neck, and extremities; better motion. Limbs stiff, paralysed. The cold fresh air is not tolerated, it makes the joints painful. Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure.

Ruta Graveolens

Acts on rheumatism, tendons and around the joints, especially in the wrist. Complaints from straining, wet weather.

Spine and limbs feels bruised. Legs give out on rising from a chair, hips and thighs. Contraction of fingers. Pain and stiffness in wrist and hands. Thighs pain on stretching the limbs. Pain in bones of feet and ankles. Great restlessness.

Stellaria Media

Sharp, shifting, rheumatic pain in all parts very pronounced. Rheumatism; darting pain in almost every part; stiffness of joints; parts sore to touch; worse, motion.

Chronic rheumatism. Shifting pains. Rheumatoid pain in small of back, over the kidneys, in the gluteal region, extending down the thigh. Pain in shoulders and arms. Synovitis, bruised feeling. Rheumatic pain in calves of legs.

Sticta Pulmonaria

Rheumatic disturbances along with dullness and malaise, as when a cold is coming on; dull, heavy pressure in forehead, catarrh.

Rheumatic stiffness of the neck, right shoulder joint, deltoid and biceps. Swelling, heat and redness of joints. Spots of inflammation and redness over affected joint. Shooting pain in knees. Rheumatic pains precede catarrhal symptoms.

Strontium Carbonicum

Rheumatic pains, chronic sprains. Pain makes patient faint or sick all over. Great sensitiveness to cold.

Rheumatic pain in the right shoulder. Rheumatism with diarrhea. Gnawing pain as if in the marrow of bones. Cramps in calves and soles. Chronic spasms, particularly of the ankle joint. Rheumatic pain, especially in joints.

Viscum Album

The symptoms point especially to rheumatic complaints. Rheumatic deafness. Rheumatism with tearing pain.

Pain alternates in the knee and ankle with shoulder and elbow. Tearing, shooting pain in both thighs and upper extremities. Periodic pain, worse in bed, with pain in thighs and upper extremities. Compressing pain in feet, worse, winter.


Rheumatoid arthritis increases your risk of developing:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis itself, along with some medications used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, can increase your risk of osteoporosis — a condition that weakens your bones and makes them more prone to fracture.
  • The disease itself and many of the medications used to combat rheumatoid arthritis can impair the immune system, leading to increased infections.
  • Heart problems. Rheumatoid arthritis can increase your risk of hardened and blocked arteries, as well as inflammation of the sac that encloses your heart.
  • Lung disease. People with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of inflammation and scarring of the lung tissues, which can lead to progressive shortness of breath.

If you have a chronic or complicated condition it is best to see a qualified homeopath rather than trying to treat it yourself. Homeopaths will take into consideration many other factors which cannot be done in a first-aid situation.

Of course it’s important to say that you should always consult your physician in case of serious illness or injury.

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