Category Archives: Arthritis

How to alleviate arthritis pain?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, When I begin to feel arthritis pain in my finger joints, should I stop eating tomatoes? What other actions can I take to alleviate the pain? A: It is true that most of the nightshade group of foods, including tomatoes, red bell peppers, and eggplants are immune irritations and may exacerbate…

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How to ease arthritis in lower back?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have had arthritis in my lower back for over two decades. Would you recommend acupuncture? I’m becoming desperate. Can you recommend anything to ease the pain so I can walk upright and be strong? A: I recommend a multi-modality approach: locate a clinic that offer chiropractic, allopathic, and acupuncture modalities….

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How to naturally help stiffening in the knees?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am getting older and my knees are beginning to stiffen up. Is there a natural way to take care of this inflammation and arthritis? A: As we age, our joints begin to manifest the wear and tear we have put them through over the years. I recommend you take up…

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Foods that make arthritis worse?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Do certain foods make arthritis pain worse? A: Certain foods can aggravate arthritis. Depending on which type of arthritis you have, there are certain foods and food groups you should avoid. For rheumatoid arthritis, avoid the nightshade group, including tomatoes, eggplants, and red bell peppers. Also avoid spicy, greasy, and fried…

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