Rheumatism or rheumatic joint pain

Rheumatism is a form of arthritis affecting the large joints of the extremities.

Water Treatments

1. Heating compress on the affected joints, every night.

2. Fomentation on the joints, once a day.

3. Hot compress on the joints, once or twice a day for severe cases.

4. Rest the extremity if there is severe pain and swelling.

5. After swelling is gone, patient may do mild non-weight-bearing exercises.

Herbal Medications

1. Kilaw poultice

ü Chop or crush a rhizome and mix well with oil.

ü Apply on the joint as poultice overnight.

2. Mangga bark hot compress

ü Boil a piece of chopped bark.

ü Use the decoction for hot compress.

3. Malabulak leaves and young stalks compress

ü Chop leaves and young stalks and put in a cloth bag. Add ½ tsp. salt.

ü Warm the bag and apply as compress.

  1. Lumbang bato leaves compress

ü Heat the leaves.

ü Apply on the joints directly while still hot for 15 minutes, 2 times a day.

  1. Herba Buena leaves

ü Boil 4 tablespoons of dried leaves in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: ½ glass, every 4 hours


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