Are Any Alternative Therapies Effective for RA?

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There is a relatively large literature on alternative therapies for Rheumatoid arthritis. The problem unfortunately with the scientific rigor of those studies is that, many of the of these supplements etcetera that are used are not really FTA regulated or approved in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis, so many of these studies are not gold standard of a double bribe procebo control trial.

So, some conclusions that can or can't be drawn from these studies have to be taken with a grain of salt. We always advise our patients to explore some complimentary and alternative options such as acupuncture, Tai Chi, Magnesium supplementation, some herbal supplements, but we always do with the word of caution again that these products are not really studied as vigorously as they are as the traditional medicines are and just baring in mind that this can have unforeseen side effects as well.