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Treat osteoarthritis naturally

19 December 2021
Dipl.-Biol. Dorothee Ogroske et al.

Osteoarthritis (wear and tear of joints) is defined as cartilage damage with bone damage to one or more joints. It occurs particularly frequently in weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hands or hips. Vital mushrooms help to make the joints fit and optimally mobile again.

Course of the disease and symptoms

The disease begins with a small, so-called “cartilage damage” in the cartilage layer. This normally forms an elastic, protective coating over the ends of the bones, where it acts as a kind of “shock absorber” to cushion sudden, hard movements.

Only when the bone under the diseased cartilage is attacked in the further course is it referred to as the early stage of arthrosis. In the absence of treatment, it usually worsens gradually but continuously over many years. Sometimes swelling and painful inflammation of the joint also occur.

Friction causes the joint cartilage to dissolve more and more over time. Until finally, in the late stages of the disease, the exposed bones of the affected joint rub directly against each other. The joint space (buffer or space between two bones) that once existed has then often completely disappeared. Movements of the joint are thus only possible with great pain and very limited.

Naturopathic therapy

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is assumed that the joint cartilage only remains elastic and resistant if it is supplied with all the important nutrients by the body’s own “juices” – blood and lymph. If the nutrition supplied to the body is of inferior quality, an accumulation of harmful substances (slags) in the joints is favored: Osteoarthritis may develop.

Treatment with medicinal mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms strengthen the joints because medicinal mushrooms contain amino acids, which are very important for our joints, as well as anti-inflammatory substances. They exert an alkaline effect on our often overacidified organism. In addition, the medicinal or vital mushrooms support the detoxification of the body to prevent further storage of slag in the joint.

Causes of the development of osteoarthritis

A very important factor in the development of osteoarthritis is an unbalanced diet low in vital substances, which permanently overacidifies the organism. If the body can no longer cope with the flood of acids and can no longer excrete them, then it must store them. In addition to the connective tissue and blood vessels, the joints also serve as its depots.

As a result, inflammation can occur in the joint, which in turn promotes the breakdown of the all-important articular cartilage. If the body also suffers from an undersupply of minerals, it cannot build new cartilage and the risk of disease increases.

Other causes include age-related wear and tear, injuries or accidents, which can trigger degeneration of the articular cartilage through minute tears. Persistent joint overload due to repetitive, uniform movements – for example at work – or excessive pressure caused by excess weight also promote the disease.

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