Molecule Discovered by Japanese Doctors is Said to Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis

Japanese doctors have found a new molecule that they believe causes rheumatoid arthritis. How to treat joint pain until this leads them to the cure.

Providence, USA – September 21, 2015 – Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that primarily attacks joints, causing them to become inflamed and stiff. Although there is no cure, researchers in Kyoto have discovered a molecule that they believe leads to the disease. Until they find a cure, sufferers must make do with painkillers and medicine to help slow the spread of the disease. But sufferers of all types ofarthritis can also benefit from alternative therapies, especially yoga.

The Centers for Disease Control found recently that nearly a quarter of adults in the United States are suffering from arthritis, and countless more have chronic joint pain. Sometimes it can feel like there’s no relief for the pain and wear-and-tear on bones and joints, but doctors say that there is hope.

For the 22.7 million Americans who report that arthritis limits their mobility, doctors have begun to recommend yoga more and more. “If we lived on the moon, we wouldn’t have arthritis,” says physical therapist David Gilboe. “But with weight, it’s like a mortar and pestle on our joints.” The National Institute of Health says that arthritis “may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining joints,” and that some symptoms are “redness,heat, pain, and swelling.”

By doing yoga and practicing on a cushiony mat like the NOW Athletics ECO TPE Mat, people can get their blood moving, which helps to slow bone loss and protect muscles and cartilage. By staying active, people who suffer joint pain can strengthen their tendons, ligaments, and muscles, which makes them healthier all-around and decreases their risk for injury.

The best way to prevent arthritis, for which there is no known cure, is to stay active, maintain a healthy weight, and minimize joint injury and overuse. Using the right yoga mat is critical for any type of yoga, but especially for yogis who have chronic joint pain. The meditative practiceof yoga also helps people who suffer from joint pain: controlled breathing hasbeen proven to lower blood pressure and keep the production of cortisol, astress hormone, to a minimum. Furthermore, it increases the release ofendorphins.

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