“Children get Arthritis, too!"
300,000 American children are afflicted with Juvenile Arthritis
They represent the largest cohort of kids and teens suffering from a disabling condition. This alarming statistic means one out of every 250 children 16 years of age and under are affected by a painful and chronic disease. With just 250 pediatric rheumatologists to care for them, many must either travel great distances to see one, be treated by an adult rheumatologist, or go without care at all.
If a child suffering from Juvenile Arthritis is fortunate enough to receive traditional care, known as allopathic care, for a disease which attacks the joints, surrounding tissues, skin, organs, and even eyes, it generally consists of prescription drugs and possible surgery. Typically the drugs, though FDA approved, have side effects that are potentially harmful or even lethal. Many have been developed for adults, the most effective of which are invasive and very expensive.
Is there a complementary way to help these children, especially between visits, that will enable them to function daily and develop healthy lifestyles? Yes, there is: Holistic Modalities of Care for Juvenile Arthritis.
Holistic Modalities of Care for Juvenile Arthritis
Holistic or complementary modalities of care that are integrated into the juvenile arthritis patient’s allopathic treatment often lead to the reduction of side effects of drugs and surgery and to the lowering of the costs of traditional care. When holistic modalities, such as yoga therapy and Ayurveda, massage therapy, breath therapy, vibrational sound therapy, and the Feldenkrais Method® are followed, the path is paved to increase the child’s chances of complete remission.
The juvenile arthritis patient is usually seen by his rheumatologist every three to six months. The intervals between these visits offer an invaluable opportunity to introduce safe, effective, non-invasive, and affordable complementary therapies. They may even bring about a positive change in medication and produce healthy changes to the mobility of the joints, the overall posture and the gait, the reduction of pain and suffering, and the improvement in emotional well-being. Use this valuable time between visits and integrate Holistic Modalities into your child’s primary care to bring vital changes to your child’s health and lifestyle.