Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease in which the joints, which hold two or more bones together, become inflamed and cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Eventually, the affected joint becomes deformed. Rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects the joints in the hands and feet, as well as the shoulders, jaw, hips, and knees.

Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the joints on both sides of the body. So, if the right hip is affected, so will the left. Some people will have only one attack of rheumatoid arthritis, but most will have one, then a period where they are arthritis-free, and then another attack. These flare-ups usually continue until the time between flare-ups is briefer and briefer, and the symptoms are worse each time. Some flare-ups last only a few days; some last for weeks. The joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis have a membrane, called the synovial membrane, that produces synovial fluid to keep the joints lubricated and to help the bones move smoothly around the joint. When the synovial membrane becomes stiff and thick, it becomes difficult to move the joint. Joint pain and stiffness is usually worse first thing in the morning. Other symptoms include redness and warmth around the affected joint, low fever, appetite and weight loss, and fatigue. Eventually, the joint becomes deformed, the cartilage is destroyed, and the unprotected bone begins to wear away. The joints can become 'stuck' in one position, called contractures. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause other problems in the body, such as vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), osteoporosis (loss of bone density), lung disease, rheumatoid nodules (small bumps) under the skin, and blood disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis that begins with a high fever and other general symptoms is called Still's disease.


Mild / Moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis

For mild and moderate RA at the joint of knee, hip, back, finger, treatment with 5 - 6 WHITEE Patches on the joint area is required to achieve sustained symptom elimination. If symptoms recur, another treatment with 2-3 WHITEE Patches is required. Patients over 60 are recommended to combine with LC Balancer.

Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

For severe RA, treatment with WHITEE Patch and LC Balancer can help reduce the pain and other symptoms significantly. The standard treatment protocol includes 3 two-week treatment sessions over 3 month peroid with two weeks break in between. For each two week program, it requires 6 consecutive WHITEE Patches and 100 ml LC Balancer, an oral herbal liquid supplement. Patient should continue taking the LC Balancer during the break. Patients should also take Java Sauce daily throughout treatment.

The patient should have significant pain reduction after the 1st two-week treatment session. During the break without the patch, they may experience a return of the pain. However, the pain level should be less than 50% of the original intensity depending on their individual condition. After the 2nd two-week treatment, the patient may experience about 75% total symptom elimination. The 3rd two-week treatment is recommended in the third month to achieve sustained treatment results.

Patient should experience a sustained pain-free period after the treatment and the time span of the pain-free period will depend on patient's age and health condition. If the patient experiences the pain again, they may need another treatment session.