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Ginger for Arthiritis Pain
lanaturner posted:
My wife's hairdresser suffers from Rheumatoid Arthiritis and her husband from Arthiritis. They both swear by fresh ginger (a small piece once a day) for pain management. By taking ginger once a day, after a couple of months they experienced a noticeable decline in pain associated with arthiritis and have stayed on the regimine ever since. Has anyone else experienced this?
davedsel57 responded:

This interests me. I did a Yahoo search for the phrase "ginger for arthritis" and got several hits.

Here is a link to one good article:

You can find more information by searching the internet in the same manner. To be honest, I had never heard about ginger helping arthritis. I'm sure it does not work for all people, but may be worth trying.
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Lanaturner,

You may also want to post about this on our Rheumatoid Arthritis community .
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
_swank_ responded:
I used to have a physical therapist from an eastern country. Besides traditional therapy he also did some techniques he learned at home. But one of the things he told me was that ginger had anti-inflammatory qualities and it would help with the minor aches and pains. It didn't help with the major stuff but it did help with the minor arthritis I had in my hands and maybe a couple other things.

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