Omega 3 Fish Oil
Medical research results reported that patients who take Omega 3 daily have:
– reduced pain severity
– reduced number of tender areas
– used less anti-inflammatory medication
(Journal of Pain, 2007)
Many patients do not know that Omega 3 is a terrific supplement to help lower pain and inflammation. Have you been diagnosed with spinal degeneration, arthritis, tendinitis and bursitis? Are you an office worker with frequent neck stiffness? Do you have a nagging sports injury? Omega 3 is a great product to help manage these conditions between treatments.
To lower inflammation in the body, your Omega 3 product must contain high amounts of EPA and DHA so choosing the right product is critical. Dr. Ho has carefully chosen to offer Omega 3 products made by Metagenics and Thorne Research. Both manufacturers have shown their commitment to producing industry-leading Omega 3 products. They have been tested for quality, purity, safety and effectiveness using standards that exceed the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
AR-Encap is a comprehensive joint support formula that goes beyond simple glucosamine supplementation. This formula supplies the recommended daily dose of glucosamine in combination with joint-supporting nutrients and botanicals including MSM, Curcumin, Bowellia and devil’s claw. This product has been shown to promote the body’s normal inflammatory response. Dr. Ho recommends this product for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee or hip and those with spinal degeneration.
Motion Medicine Ointment
Formulated in Canada with all-natural ingredients, Motion Medicine relieves and prevents muscle and joint pain due to inflammation, sprains, strains, tendinitis and arthritis. It enhances circulation and exerts local anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain relief, as well as cartilage and tissue repair activities.
In 2003, the Journal of Rheumatology released a study on a cream consisting of camphor, glucosamine, and chondroitin used on chronic knee arthritis subjects:
• Effectively targets knee arthritis pain
• Majority of patients obtained immediate pain relief
• With continued use, sustained pain reduction was reported after 4 and 8 weeks
• Within 8 weeks or less, 1/3 of regular users reported to be pain free or nearly pain free
Dr. Ho uses this product as a part of his treatments and many of his patients report of immediate pain relief. For fast relief of painful muscles and joints, Dr. Ho highly finds Motion Medicine to be superior compared to other over-the-counter ointments.