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Indian pharmaceutical company Panacea Biotec recently announced
that it had secured a patent for the production of its popular
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Willgo, containing the
chemical compound nimesulide. The medication, which Panacea
introduced in 2004, relieves the chronic joint pain that is a
result of osteoarthritis, according to the company. Furthermore,
the medication is classified as Extended Release, which
means that it is designed to combat the many symptoms of
osteoarthritic joints over an extended period of time-- symptoms
that include stiffness, tenderness, swelling, as well as the
aforementioned joint pain. Panacea touts its ability to improve
functional mobility for the osteoarthritis patients who
I first came across Arnica gel several years ago in California. While having dinner at the home of one of the NFA board members, I happened to mention that I had been having a lot of pain in my right arm. Karin, our hostess, said she had something that would help. She left the room and quickly returned with a tube of Arniflora Arnica Gel. I had never heard of it, but she assured me it was an all-natural topical pain reliever. I figured it couldn't hurt to try it so I rubbed some of the gel on my painful arm before returning my attention to the other dinner guests. Less than half an hour later, I realized that the pain in my arm was gone. Before I left Karin's home that night, I asked her to repeat the name of the gel so I could write it down. Instead she very kindly gave me the rest of the tube to take with me. At this point, you're probably thinking that I continued to use the Arnica gel on a regular basis. The truth is, whe...
According to a new study published in t he medical journal, Rheumatology , taking two teaspoons (10g) of cod liver oil a day reduced the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by as much as 30%. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, have been around for decades and are commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis to provide arthritis pain relief. However, long-term NSAID use has long been associated with gastrointestinal problems and other side effects. Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids , whose anti-inflammatory properties have been talked about a lot in recent press and new diet programs. Several studies in the past few years have indicated that the omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish and other foods help fight inflammation. Cod liver oil is also high in vitamins A and D. In this small study, 97 patients who took NSAIDs to treat arthritis were analyzed for 9 months. The patients were divided about in half into a group takin...
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