One out of six is afflicted with arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis but the two most common are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common and this version causes the deterioration of bones and cartilage that make up the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an inflammatory disease that affects the lining in the joints, especially in the hands and feet.

Essiac has been shown to be effective with people suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis since bacteria that can invade the synovial fluid (the fluid surrounding the joints) can be a source for this kind of arthritis.

In many cases, the pain you feel in your hands, knees, shoulders, etc. can be microscopic particles of grit that infiltrate the synovial fluid causing inflammation in the various joints as you move your limbs.

The active all natural ingredients of our eight herb Essiac act to identify these microscopic bits of grits and flush them naturally from your system, providing relief for many of you suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis.

It has been about two years since we started Herbal Balance For Life and I had been going to a Orthopedic doctor about every six months for cortisone shots in both knees. The x rays showed I needed a knee replacement in one leg in about 2 years and a replacement in the other knee in about 8 years. I guess the doctors can determine based on the arthritic deterioration of each knee, just about when you will be in so much pain you will be begging for a new knee.

I received a call about six months ago from my Orthopedic Surgeon wondering why he had not seen me in the last year and a half and my reply was that since I started taking Essiac soft gels (2 in the A.M. and 2 in the P.M.) my knees have stopped hurting and I have not needed a cortisone shot in the past year and a half. As the doctor said, "If you are not hurting and you can still walk without any pain, you don't need to see me." What can I say, a testimonial from the President of the company!