Rheumatoid ArthritisAlternative Treatment

9 Rheumatoid Arthritis Remedies You Probably Haven’t Tried

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Alex Loup

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High-Intensity Interval Training

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Anna Wlodarczyk

A Plant-Based Diet

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Omega Fatty Acids

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Frankincense and Frankincense oil supplement


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Ice Packs and Heating Pads

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  • HIIT Program: Barlett, D.B., et al. (2018). Ten weeks of high-intensity interval walk training is associated with reduced disease activity and improved innate immune function in older adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot study. Duke University School of Medicine. Retrieved from

  • Yoga Eases Aches: Gautam, S., et al. (2019). Impact of yoga based mind-body intervention on systemic inflammatory markers and co-morbid depression in active Rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 41-59, 2019. Retrieved from

  • Fatty Fish Reduces RA Symptoms: Mayor, S. (2017). Eating fish regularly is linked to reduced rheumatoid arthritis, study finds. BMJ. Retrieved from

  • Green Tea Trumps Black Tea: Ramadan, G., et al. (2017). Anti-inflammatory activity of green versus black tea aqueous extract in a rat model of human rheumatoid arthritis. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved from

  • Boswellia As a Supplement: Su, S., et al. (2015). Frankincense and myrrh suppress inflammation via regulation of the metabolic profiling and the MAPK signaling pathway. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved from

  • Cold Packs and Ice Burns: Cadman, B. (2018). Everything you need to know about ice burns. Medical News Today. Retrieved from

Tracy Middleton

Tracy Middleton


Tracy Middleton is an award-winning writer, editor, and content strategist. She has more than 20 years’ experience covering health and wellness for publications including Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, and Cancer Today. When she’s not wordsmithing, you can find her at the gym, on her yoga mat, or baking with her two daughters.