4 Homeopathic Remedies for Arthritis

While there are many great natural remedies for arthritis, homeopathy can be quite effective and is typically overlooked.  This healing tradition is based on the ancient medical premise that “like cures like.”  In other words, a natural substance that potentially causes a particular illness in the body can be used in a significantly diluted form to prompt the body to combat the illness and related symptoms.  It sounds crazy but it is the philosophy now adopted by vaccine manufacturers when they develop flu shots and other chemical-based vaccines.  Of course, homeopathy relies on only natural substances and avoids the toxic chemicals and additives found in most vaccines, thereby eliminating side-effects.


The most commonly used homeopathic remedies for arthritis include:  rhus tox, bryonia, apis, and belladonna.


Rhus tox is best suited for people who experience symptom improvement from moving but tend to get stiff from rest.


Bryonia is best for people whose symptoms worsen from movement.


Keep reading for 2 more arthritis remedies, dosage instructions, and more…

Apis is suitable for people with hot, burning, stinging pain and swelling.


Belladonna is best suited for people who experience a rapid and violent onset of throbbing arthritic pain and red, hot, and swollen joints.


Homeopathic remedies come in different potencies.  The typical dosage is to start with a 6X or 30X remedy, taking three or four pellets and allowing them to dissolve under the tongue every 15 minutes for the first hour or two.  After that, a typical dose is three pellets, three times daily.  If you don’t see any improvement, a different remedy choice may work better for you.


I believe homeopathy works best when it is taken with direction from an experienced homeopath.  A skilled practitioner will take a holistic approach, asking many questions about your symptoms and the conditions that improve or worsen them.  This helps the practitioner select homeopathic remedies that address physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual factors that may be affecting you.

Adapted with permission from Arthritis-Proof: The Drug-Free Way to Beat Pain and Inflammation by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.  Subscribe to my free e-newsletter World’s Healthiest News.

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Past Member
Past Member 5 months ago

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.about a year ago

Homeopathic remedy uses natural substance that not create side effect. Good cure for arthritis
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LMj Sunshine
LMj Recovering Sunshineabout a year ago

Interesting info, thank you.

LMj Sunshine
LMj Recovering Sunshineabout a year ago

Interesting info, thank you.

Noppanan Pookkawes

Thanks for the info. In my country, Thailand, Longanoid Cream is so excellent for the swollened area.

Keri Ferguson
Keri Ferguson2 years ago

thanks for the info! It's something I'm going to look into more now that I've read this.

Tanya W.
Tanya W.2 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Ala M.
Ala Morales2 years ago

Thank you so much for the article. I will try Belladonna since I suffer from the above described symptoms. I only take homeopathic medication which is natural. To eliminate throbbing arthritic pain I take hot baths with Sea and Epson salts and massage the painful area with Voltaren gel which helps a lot.

Lynn C.
Lynn c.2 years ago

Very helpful information and great comments. Thank you one and all.

Aditya n.
Aditya n.2 years ago

thanks for info
as my father is homeopathic doctor .. i can understand this much better