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Can mind/body therapy help my RA?

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Mind/body therapies can help with stress management, improve sleep and help you react to pain better. Strategies include:

Biofeedback allows you to work with a therapist who helps you recognize when you feel tense and learn ways to calm yourself. This can help you handle pain.

  • Deep belly breathing
  • Relaxing your muscles one by one from head to toe
  • Visualization
  • Meditation
  • Tai chi

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Arthritis Today: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission.” FDA. “Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis.” “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Simponi web site. The Arthritis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies.” The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.” The National Library of Medicine: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 23, 2018

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Arthritis Today: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission.” FDA. “Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis.” “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Simponi web site. The Arthritis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies.” The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.” The National Library of Medicine: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 23, 2018

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