Cat’s Claw and Rheumatoid Arthritis– 98% effective


Just read a wonderful report in the British Naturopathic Journal which showed the efficacy of using the herb, Cat’s Claw with people who suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis.  In this study, one doctor found that this herb is 98% effective for relieving swollen joints, tenderness, pain, and inflammation.

These patients showed ‘significant clinical improvement’ after treatment.  The study used standard measurements:  Ritchie index and  Visual Analog Scale (VAS).  At the end of the treatment period, “the Cat’s Claw-treated patients’ scores had been cut in half in several significant areas.   Their Ritchie index scores declined from 5.5 to 2.9. (In comparison, the placebo group went from 4.8 to 4.2)  During phase two, the initial group saw its Ritchie index fall to 2.4.  During the entire study period, there were no adverse effects attributed to Cat’s Claw treatment.’

We are fortunate to have this particular species of Cat’s Claw available at our clinic, or, if more convenient, you can order from our website.  Just click on the products tab, then select Good Herbs.  One there, look for Cat’s Claw.

Until next time,

Dr. Polly

Mur E, Hartig F et al “Randomized Double Blind Trial of an Extract from the Pentaclyclic Alkaloid-Chemotype of Uncaria Tomentosa” J Rheumatol 2002:29(4) 678-681

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About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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5 Responses to Cat’s Claw and Rheumatoid Arthritis– 98% effective

  1. Bunny Casey says:

    Dear Polly, How much is the cat’s claw and in what form?? I passed along your newsletter and several people have an interest. Thanks, Bunny 281-854-8986

    On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, M.Ed., C.C.I. wrote:

    > ** > Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, M.Ed., C.C.I. posted: “Just read a wonderful > report in the British Naturopathic Journal which showed the efficacy of > using the herb, Cats Claw with people who suffered from Rheumatoid > Arthritis. In this study, one doctor found that this herb is 98% effective > for relieving swo”

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