INS combines powerful pain relief with a generalised response. With arthritis, this is very important given that long-term improvement depends largely on optimising the state of the cartilage and synovial fluid, and (in the case of rheumatoid arthritis and some other forms of arthritis) the immune system.
INS is one of very few treatments that can successfully treat the pain of arthritis without either worsening the arthritis or causing unwanted side effects in other body systems.
Most people think progression is inevitable and only one in eight people in the UK seek treatment for their osteoarthritis. It is important to know that treatment can help. Osteoarthritis usually responds steadily to INS treatment. During a course of treatments, we should gradually see more movement in the affected joints, increasing the range of activities that can be undertaken.
Rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most serious and disabling types of arthritis, in which the immune system turns on itself and attacks the lining of the joints, can also be treated with INS. In addition to pain relief, one of the side benefits of INS is to direct and harmonise the immune system. This appears to be a key factor in slowing digestion and allowing undigested proteins into the bloodstream, which many health care professionals believe to be a key cause behind autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.