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Arthritis Treatment in Ayurveda
Types of arthritis according to Ayurveda:
Arthritis Treatment in AyurvedaDepending on the person's lifestyle, diet and emotional pattern, the treatment procedure is scheduled for the patients. In Ayurveda, the treatment of arthritis focuses on the digestion of ama and reduction of vata, simultaneously. At the same time, methods are used to reduce the pain as well as the inflammation of joints. The major steps, suggested under Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis are:
Major signs and symptoms of this disease:
Diet for the patients:-Foods which are easily digestible and do not make wind or gas are good. Intakes of Vegetables- either eat it raw or in the form of juices and soups are good. Green salad with a dressing of lemon juice and a little salt is also good. Fruits like apples, oranges, grapes and papaya can be taken. Cooked vegetables like squash, zucchini and pumpkin are good. Cooking with spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, asafetida, garlic, fennel and turmeric also helps a lot.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in AyurvedaRheumatoid Arthritis in Ayurveda is termed as Aamvata. It is a condition caused by the Aam; "improperly digested foods and raw metabolites" is what Ayurveda calls "Aam". Aam, etymologically means an item which is not ripened, cooked and digested or metabolized properly. In relation to Aamvata, it becomes the food which is not digested properly or the digested food which is not metabolized properly. This Aam, when travels in the body with Vata (which decides all kind of movements of the body). Wherever Vata finds closed channels, this Vata leaves the "Aam" there, which cause different kinds of diseases in that particular organ. This description of Aamvata in a 5000 year old science show, shows how much scientific and enriched science was, right from its beginning.
Rheumatic FeverRheumatic fever is a general disorder resulting in pain in the joints, feverishness, and copious perspiration. The disease is one to which children and adolescents are more prone.It is generally not noticed among people above thirty years of age. If the disease affects an individual up to the age of eighteen, proper care and medication can control the disease. The disease has a tendency to spread in an erratic manner, and affects the smooth membranes of the body, mainly, the heart.
Rheumatic Fever usually comes along with cold and pain in major joints like back, knee, elbow etc. With the rise in temperature patients gets pain in joints along with muscles. Loss of appetite, laziness and loss of taste are few more symptoms in Rheumatic Fever.
Asparagus Seeds, Black Cumin (Kalaunji), Fenugreek and Ajwain should be taken in equal quantities and grinded into powder. Three mashas of the powder swallowed with water every morning controls the swelling of rheumatism. A useful prescription to help relieve the pain of rheumatic fever is: one ratti of White Arsenic, one dried Grape and six grains of Pepper ground fine and made into 24 pills. One pill should be taken after breakfast.
PolyarthritisPolyarthritis is not a type of arthritis but rather a description of some types of arthritis. Polyarthritis means- involving more than one joint. Some types of arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Lupus and Gout almost always include multiple joints. The most obvious symptom of Polyarthritis is pain, inflammation and or swelling in multiple joints. The term Polyarthritis is usually given to auto-immune types of arthritis. An auto-immune disease is where your body's immune system starts attacking itself.
Some of the main symptoms of Polyarthritis are:
Osteoarthritis can be easily managed by:
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