Resources for Natural Arthritis Relief and Support

Resources for Natural Arthritis Relief and Support

If you’re like most people with OA, you’ve likely been looking for relief for a while. You’ve tried many of the widely-recommended tips, from hydrocortisone shots to drugs like tramadol and oxycodone. You may have even looked into joint surgery .

But the sad truth is, many people don’t qualify for joint surgery, or find the typical OA drugs make it nearly impossible to function, while gentler drugs don’t reduce their pain at all.

Luckily, there are well-researched holistic paths to supporting healthy cartilage and joints, which have helped many people reduce the pain and improve mobility associated with OA, regardless of whether you have hip arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the hand.

We at Healing Lab are constantly reviewing and incorporating the latest research on natural osteoarthritis support to complement our client’s current medications and other treatments.

We’ve found that a strategically designed blueprint for nutrition, and lifestyle choices, alongside energy healing, has led to life-changing relief for our clients. So to support you on your journey with OA, we’re sharing some of our client’s favorite tips for research-backed, natural arthritis relief.

Disclaimer: Healing Lab does not sell or endorse the below nutritional products. Links are provided for informational purposes only.

If you’re like most people with OA, you’ve likely been looking for relief for a while. You’ve tried many of the widely-recommended tips, from hydrocortisone shots to drugs like tramadol and oxycodone. You may have even looked into joint surgery .

But the sad truth is, many people don’t qualify for joint surgery, or find the typical OA drugs make it nearly impossible to function, while gentler drugs don’t reduce their pain at all.

Luckily, there are well-researched holistic paths to supporting healthy cartilage and joints, which have helped many people reduce the pain and improve mobility associated with OA, regardless of whether you have hip arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the hand.

We at Healing Lab are constantly reviewing and incorporating the latest research on natural osteoarthritis support to complement our client’s current medications and other treatments.

We’ve found that a strategically designed blueprint for nutrition, and lifestyle choices, alongside energy healing, has led to life-changing relief for our clients. So to support you on your journey with OA, we’re sharing some of our client’s favorite tips for research-backed, natural arthritis relief.

Disclaimer: Healing Lab does not sell or endorse the below nutritional products. Links are provided for informational purposes only.

Nutrition: Omega 3

Research has found that polyunsaturated fats like omega 3s can reduce the progression of arthritis. Indeed, studies using magnetic resonance imaging have demonstrated an inverse relationship between omega-3s and knee cartilage loss. In other words, the higher our intake of omega-3s, the more slowly knee cartilage was lost.

Since one of the main sources of omega-3s is our diet, this offers us the potential to reduce cartilage loss and improve pain and function for osteoarthritic joints.

You can get your daily dose of omega-3s (1 gram/day) from:

3 oz. Salmon

3 oz. Sardines

3 oz. Mackerel

Supplements containing EPA and DHA (two types of omega-3 fatty acids)

Below are the Omega 3 supplements we recommend:

Research has found that polyunsaturated fats like omega 3s can reduce the progression of arthritis. Indeed, studies using magnetic resonance imaging have demonstrated an inverse relationship between omega-3s and knee cartilage loss. In other words, the higher our intake of omega-3s, the more slowly knee cartilage was lost.

Since one of the main sources of omega-3s is our diet, this offers us the potential to reduce cartilage loss and improve pain and function for osteoarthritic joints.

You can get your daily dose of omega-3s (1 gram/day) from:

3 oz. Salmon

3 oz. Sardines

3 oz. Mackerel

Supplements containing  EPA and DHA (two types of Omega-3 fatty acids)

Below are the Omega 3 supplements we recommend:

Exercise

We know it can be tough to find ways to exercise when you have arthritis. Aside from the joint pain, the stiffness can make it hard to move much at all. But this doesn’t mean there aren’t creative ways you can still reap the benefits of physical activity for both your general health and arthritis relief.

The best exercises are low-impact exercises. Going on a walk, swimming, or biking are all great options!

Avoid high-impact exercises, like running or high intensity training.

Be sure to warm up for at least 5-10 minutes.

Apply gentle heat before activity, and ice after for 20 minutes at a time, at most.

Feeling sore joints two hours later? You may have overdone it. Give your joints a chance to recover, and do less next time.

*Be sure to discuss your plans with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

Want more? The Mayo Clinic has an excellent guide on exercise for arthritis.

We know it can be tough to find ways to exercise when you have arthritis. Aside from the joint pain, the stiffness can make it hard to move much at all. But this doesn’t mean there aren’t creative ways you can still reap the benefits of physical activity for both your general health and arthritis relief.

The best exercises are low-impact exercises. Going on a walk, swimming, or biking are all great options!

Avoid high-impact exercises, like running or high intensity training.

Be sure to warm up for at least 5-10 minutes.

Apply gentle heat before activity, and ice after for 20 minutes at a time, at most.

Feeling sore joints two hours later? You may have overdone it. Give your joints a chance to recover, and do less next time.

*Be sure to discuss your plans with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

Want more? The Mayo Clinic has an excellent guide on exercise for arthritis.

Nutrition: Vitamin K

Experts have long known that vitamin K is critical to bone and cartilage health. Further research has found that people who are deficient in vitamin K often have more articular cartilage and meniscus damage. Those same individuals were found to have higher rates of osteoarthritis in one or both knees when researchers followed up at a later date.

The truth is, many people over the age of >65 often have a vitamin K deficiency. You can increase your consumption of Vitamin K with:

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Spinach

Kale

Cabbage

Supplements

Below are the Vitamin K supplements we recommend:

*If you are taking blood thinners, be sure to talk with your doctor before increasing your consumption of vitamin K.

Experts have long known that vitamin K is critical to bone and cartilage health. Further research has found that people who are deficient in vitamin K often have more articular cartilage and meniscus damage. Those same individuals were found to have higher rates of osteoarthritis in one or both knees when researchers followed up at a later date.

The truth is, many people over the age of >65 often have a vitamin K deficiency. You can increase your consumption of Vitamin K with:

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Spinach

Kale

Cabbage

Supplements

Below are the Vitamin K supplements we recommend:

*If you are taking blood thinners, be sure to talk with your doctor before increasing your consumption of vitamin K.

Energy Healing

Although many still consider it woo, there’s actually plentiful research  on the very real effects energy healing can have. Energy healing has been investigated and researched since the 1970s, including studies specifically focusing on its effects on osteoarthritis, which showed the practice led to increased mobility and decreased pain.

You can think of it this way. Energy (or chi) is produced by all living cells. And with practice, we can also learn to detect this energy for ourselves. You may have felt energy in this way if you’ve taken Tai Chi classes. Energy healing works by adjusting the energy surrounding these cells to promote healing and restored function.

When seeking out an energy specialist to support your osteoarthritis relief, our advice is to consider:

Do they specialize in osteoarthritis? The energy signatures of each cell in the body is different, including those of osteoarthritic joints and inflamed cells. It’s important to make sure your energy specialist has experience detecting and working with these distinct cells.

Do they guarantee their work? You want someone you can trust, who stands behind their work 100%. That’s why we at Healing Lab offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t love the results, you don’t pay. It’s as simple as that.

Ready to get started with energy healing?
Schedule your complementary health consult today with our founder and resident expert energy healer, Mike Sententia.

Although many still consider it woo, there’s actually plentiful research  on the very real effects energy healing can have. Energy healing has been investigated and researched since the 1970s, including studies specifically focusing on its effects on osteoarthritis, which showed the practice led to increased mobility and decreased pain.

You can think of it this way. Energy (or chi) is produced by all living cells. And with practice, we can also learn to detect this energy for ourselves. You may have felt energy in this way if you’ve taken Tai Chi classes. Energy healing works by adjusting the energy surrounding these cells to promote healing and restored function.

When seeking out an energy specialist to support your osteoarthritis relief, our advice is to consider:

Do they specialize in osteoarthritis? The energy signatures of each cell in the body is different, including those of osteoarthritic joints and inflamed cells. It’s important to make sure your energy specialist has experience detecting and working with these distinct cells.

Do they guarantee their work? You want someone you can trust, who stands behind their work 100%. That’s why we at Healing Lab offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t love the results, you don’t pay. It’s as simple as that.

Ready to get started with energy healing?
Schedule your complementary health consult today with our founder and resident expert energy healer, Mike Sententia.

Curious to Learn More Holistic Tips for Osteoarthritis Relief?

This free online class will give you the tools you need to take immediate action in your life.

You’ll learn the science behind omega-3s and vitamin K, how exercise feeds your cartilage, and more.

For seven weeks, you’ll receive a weekly half-hour lesson by email with one easy step for osteoarthritis health. You’ll be amazed how one small improvement each week can add up to big results.

Short on time? Resources and next steps are clearly marked for a 2-minute skim.

Also, every month, we review the latest arthritis trends to send our clients the best-researched natural resources. When you sign up for the class, you’ll get those resources too, absolutely free.

Curious to Learn More Holistic Tips for Osteoarthritis Relief?

This free online class will give you the tools you need to take immediate action in your life.

You’ll learn the science behind omega-3s and vitamin K, how exercise feeds your cartilage, and more.

For six weeks, you’ll receive a weekly half-hour lesson by email with one easy step for osteoarthritis health. You’ll be amazed how one small improvement each week can add up to big results.

Short on time? Resources and next steps are clearly marked for a 2-minute skim.

Also, every month, we review the latest arthritis trends to send our clients the best-researched natural resources. When you sign up for the class, you’ll get those resources too, absolutely free.