Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that is chronic in nature and has unknown aetiology with a worldwide prevalence of 1%. The aim of the present study was with to establish the role of homeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis.
Material and method: The present prospective study was conducted in the Homeopathic department for a duration of 2 years. All the chief complaints, treatment history and prognosis were recorded and later interpretation was done by electronic means. In this study all the subjects were above 18 years of age and were diagnosed with rheumatic arthritis past 1 year. A through counselling was done for each subject, covering their well-being, emotional status and their general moral build-up. All the data was arranged in a tabulated form and analysed using SPSS software. Percentage of all the data was obtained.
Results: Out of 60 patients selected for the trial, 36 were males and 24 were females. In the selected group of individuals, 4 patients were in an age group of 18-35 years of age. 20 individuals were under 35-45 years of age. With starting of the treatment protocol nearly 27 patients showed marked relief within 2 months of medication.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that along with homeopathic medicaments, counselling is equally efficacious in managing and reducing the severity of the rheumatoid arthritis.