Effect of integrated Naturopathy and Yoga interventions in a patient with seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis- A single Case Report
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, non-suppurative, systemic inflammatory auto-immune disease of unknown cause characterised by symmetrical polyarthritis and extra-articular manifestations. Seronegative RA differs in its perspective on diagnosis and treatment from that of seropositive RA. The effect of integrated naturopathy and yoga intervention on seropositive cases is well established. Yet the effect of integrated naturopathy and yoga interventions on seronegative cases is still unexplored. A 17-year-old female complained of swelling, stiffness, and pain in the wrist and inter-phalangeal joints of both hands for one year. She had a negative rheumatoid factor and was diagnosed with seronegative RA. We treated her with integrated naturopathy and yoga interventions for 30 days. She had shown a reduction in pain and stiffness along with improvements in her perceived stress score, sleep quality, and disease activity score. Hence, integrated naturopathy and yoga interventions can be effectively used to treat patients with seronegative RA.
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