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Traditional Chinese medicine

Certain herbs used in Chinese medicine have shown some benefit in people with arthritis.

For example, extracts of the plant Tripterygium wilfordii (TwHF) are thought to have anti-inflammatory effects. One study completed by the National Institutes of Health found that patients taking TwHF along with steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) did better than patients taking the drug Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) with steroids and NSAIDs.

Overall, though, Dr. Fiocco feels the impact of these herbs has not been "very impressive."

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