People with arthritis find that complementary and alternative therapies may help relieve symptoms of arthritis in some patients but they don’t cure arthritis. Complementary and alternative medicine are used here to describe a variety of therapies and practices which fall outside the mainstream of medicine. They are often used a longside your conventional medicine.
Medicine and diet-related therapies such as herbs and natural dietary supplements, raditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda.
Safety is very important to those who use complementary and alternative therapies. Many turn to complementary and alternative medicine as they have suffered side-effects from conventional treatment. It is difficult to generalize, but generally speaking complementary and alternative therapies are relatively safe, although you should always discuss their use with your doctor before embarking on treatment.