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Salt Baths shown to Soothe Arthritis pain

A new study completed by Vincent Compan at Manchester University’s Faculty of Life Sciences has shown that bathing in saline solutions can ease the agony of arthritis. Simply soaking in a bath filled with your favourite bathing salts can help reduce the inflammation that a growing percentage of the population experience each day through arthritis. “The research has been said to open up exciting new opportunities, with endless potential to help so many patients” said Dr Compan.

The research demonstrated how soaking in a saline solution can cause the cells that cause arthritis to “dehydrate” resulting in a reduction of the swelling that can become painful for sufferers. The salt showed the same results when injected directly into the body or when absorbed through the skin when soaked in a saline bath. The research reflects the common beliefs shared by those that make annual visits to natural hot springs. These springs are extremely high in saline levels, causing them to often be resorted to by patients looking for a “natural miracle cure.”

A National Issue

More than 10 million people currently suffer from the pains of arthritis, causing crippling pains and inflammation within joints commonly found in the hands, feet and limbs. Many sufferers are in constant agony to the point where daily life can become stressful. At present there is no cure for arthritis, but there are a number of both commercial and home remedies available for sufferers to help ease the pain and slow the condition down considerably.

Commenting on this research, a spokesperson for the charity Arthritis Research UK said “It’s been known for some time that salt solutions can have some benefits towards the aches and pains of arthritis , but it never been known why this was the case. This study has shed some light on this and by identifying the molecular target for these hyper tonic solutions we can hopefully block the molecule that progresses inflammation” – Daily Mail 21/09/2012. 

The Ultimate Home Remedy

In addition to the above, it’s common knowledge that breathing salty air can reduce the inflammation and swelling of airways. Salt therapy can also be used to ease asthma, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, hay fever, most respiratory allergies and even cystic fibrosis.

Combining the benefits of salt therapy with the warming comfort of a steam room is something that anybody can install in the comfort of their own home. Di Vapor offer a variety of different sized free-standing steam rooms that can be installed in most environments including bathrooms, en-suites, extensions, garages and even bedrooms.  For more information on sizing and features, visit the following link: http://www.divapor.com/steam-showers.php

Di Vapor also offers a walk-in bath for those with mobility issues. Our exclusively designed glass hinged door is specially designed to open and close easily, for simple independent bathing. Add a few bath salts for the ultimate soothing relaxation experience. More information can be found here: http://www.divapor.com/varedo-walk-in-bath/walk-in-bath.php

 

 

Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain with an Infrared Sauna

Heat therapy has been used since Hippocratic times to treat varying ailments.   Now the Saxion University of Applied Sciences has shown how patients suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) can benefit from infrared sauna treatment.  The study conducted on 17 patients suffering with RA and 17  patients suffering with AS showed very positive results with a decrease in pain, stiffness and fatigue.

Joint with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: www.nih.gov)

During the infrared sauna treatment both pain and stiffness were significantly decreased.  Importantly, the results were shown to be ‘statistically significant’.  Furthermore, the infrared sauna treatment showed no adverse effects and did not exacerbate the disease.  Other positive effects showed a lowering in blood pressure and weight loss.

Infrared saunas are compact, affordable and offer a practical option for whole body heat treatment within your own home.  For more findings from this study please read the full article: http://www.divapor.com/sauna-articles/sauna-treatment-rheumatoid-arthritis.php