Statement of the Problem: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease, which affects approximately 1% of the world’s adult population. It is characterized by the inflammation of synovial tissue from multiple articulations. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, RA is categorized under the “Bi” or impediment disease, a group of diseases caused by the invasion of Wind, Cold, Dampness, or Heat pathogen on the meridians involving muscles, sinews, bones, and joints.
Purpose: To demonstrate that patient with rheumatoid arthritis can be treated without the use of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive medications.
Methods: One case report of a 26-year-old male, with rheumatoid arthritis since 2015, and was using immunosuppressive medications and corticosteroids to control the pains in all joints. He began to treat his pains with a Chinese medicine doctor who advise him to avoid all dairy products and other foods that could imbalance the internal energy. He also was submitted to auricular acupuncture, apex ear bloodletting and radiesthesia procedure. All his seven chakras’ energies centers were in the lowest level of energy (rated 1 out of 8) and he was medicated with homeopathies according to the theory Constitutional Homeopathy of the Five Elements based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and crystal-based medications for a period of one year or more.
Results: The patient improved from his symptoms after the oriental medicine tools and avoiding all dairy products and after less one month of treatment he was able to withdrawn corticosteroids and immune suppressant medications.
Conclusion: rheumatoid arthritis patients can be treated without using corticosteroids or immunosuppressive medications. To this end, the physician need to understand the factors involving the formation of disease in the energy point of view. Protections against the invasion of external pathogenic factors, orientations regarding the type of foods recommended to eat and replenishment the chakras´ energies centers with homeopathies and crystal-based medications are important to fortify the immune system of the patient and rebalance all the internal energies of the patient.
Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis, Chinese dietary counseling, Energy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chakras, Homeopathy, Hippocrates.