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Taking CBD Oil for RA

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, and it's an increasingly popular alternative treatment for people with chronic pain from RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Can This 'Pacemaker for the Brain" be a Cure for RA?

A device that gives small electrical stimulations to the brain could eliminate the need for RA medications in some people, but will it take the disease away entirely? A rheumatology expert weighs in on vagus nerve stimulation.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What It’s Like to Live With RA — In Germany

How is life with rheumatoid arthritis different around the world? We spoke to a woman in Germany to find out about her treatments, support system, and life with RA.

By Emil DeAndreis

Why a Massage Might Help Your RA

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis think a massage will make their condition worse, but a good massage can actually reduce pain and improve joint function.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Try this rheumatoid arthritis-friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

By Emil DeAndreis

Can Acupuncture Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn how this traditional Chinese medicine might help your modern-day RA by reducing pain and inflammation.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

30 Days of CBD Oil for RA Pain

Our resident “try it” guy, Emil DeAndreis, took CBD oil for 30-days to see if it would help his rheumatoid arthritis pain. Find out what happened.

By Emil DeAndreis

How Essential Oils Can Help Your RA

Essential oils not only smell delightful, but they can also help with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms like sleeplessness, muscle tightness, and headaches.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

How to Get the Best RA Treatment

A new treatment style called treat-to-target tailors your rheumatoid arthritis care plan to your symptoms. Here's how it works.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Seeing a Pain Specialist for RA

Treating rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t begin and stop with a rheumatologist. A pain specialist is also an important part of your care team.

By Lene Andersen, MSW