By Bärbel Tschech ,

What is rheumatism?

The musculoskeletal system comprises 206 bones, over 400 muscles and joints, tendons and ligaments They interact closely.
Rheumatism is not a discrete or uniform disease, but a generic term covering well over 100 different rheumatic disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. Many sufferers experience rheumatic pain as a "drawing, tugging pain". The numerous significant rheumatic disorders may equally affect the elderly and young people or even children.

Arthritis, arthrosis, fibromyalgia

How do they differ?

Although we understand arthrosis as a joint disease, which comes about due to cartilage wear, the ending "- itis" signifies inflammation. Arthritis is therefore an inflammatory joint disease. However, inflammations and wear mostly occur at the same time due to their interdependent nature. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease: Involving the immune system mistakenly classifying endogenous cells as harmful and "fighting" them by means of inflammation. In fibromyalgia the joints are not painful, but certain points in the body's "soft tissue", i.e., musculature.

So, in a medical diagnosis it is essential to resolve the question of what kind of rheumatism is involved to enable systematic treatment to be given.

The main symptoms are

  • Pain in the musculoskeletal system (joints, connective tissue, muscles, tendons)
  • Restricted mobility

Natural medicine

Some homoeopathic remedies have a soothing effect on rheumatic symptoms. The products of the Rheuma-Pasc® family combine the most important ones.

Homoeopathic drugs for improving rheumatic disorders: Rheuma Pasc® Liquidum SL and Rheuma-Pasc® SL

Advice on inflamed joints

  • Eat a diet that has abundant vitamins, minerals and bases
  • Avoid meat and other protein-rich foods 
  • Use moss-, quark-, white cabbage- or healing earth packs to relieve pain.
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