An Effortless Ayurvedic Treatment for “Arthritis”.
Arthritis is considered to be a leading cause of disability in the world. The 24% of people who consult the Doctors suffer either from some kinds of aches or pains. Among this 10-15% has suffered from Arthritis.
Though the modern technology of medical world is inventing the new type of treatments, pills, pain killers, pain balms, etc., there is no complete cure for Arthritis, which is marked as a “CHRONIC DISEASE” stated Eminent Ayurvedic Practitioner Dr.S.S.Hiremath (The chief doctor of Shree Dhanvantari Ayurveda Hospital, Near Rajajinagar Entrance) has illustrated the Ayurvedic approach for Arthritis as below.
ARTHRITIS – Simply means inflammation of joints, is common problem. It affects in all age groups, but more in old age which give the symptoms such as-
It is notable if this disease is not taken care of properly at the initial stage, the joint becomes immobile and may also become permanently deformed.
The common types of Arthritis are-
According to Ayurveda, mostly pains are caused by Vata(Air) Dosha. The lack of Agni (digestion fire) creates undigested food toxins (Ama) which circulates the whole body and gets collected at joints. The accumulation of ama at joints with simultaneous aggravation of Dosha (Imbalance of Vata/Pitta/Kapha) causes the inflammation at joints, which is known as “Arthritis”.
The specialty of Ayurveda lies in the concept of disease and concept of complete cure. So it focusing the root cause of the disease. As described above, Toxin (Ama) and aggravation of Dosha are the main causes of the disease. So, effort can be made by removing the toxin, from the body, (by adopting various purificatory procedures) stimulate the digestive fire to stop further production of Ama and balancing the Dosha.
In order to that, Ayurveda classify the local treatment (upakarmas) such as-
And main treatment (Pradhana Karmas) such as
Are an effective and powerful self-healing process, which helps the body to eliminate the toxins and to stop further production of toxins, strengthen our immune system and become more resistant to illness, enhance our self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity and bring about deep relaxation and sense of well-being
Along with these treatments, internal medicines play an importance role in curing this disease. According to Ayurveda, if proper treatment is given, there are fairly good chances to cure.OSTEO ARTHRITIS (SANDHIGATA VATA)
According to Modern concept:
The cartilage loses its elasticity. If the cartilage is stiff it becomes damaged more easily. The cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber, will gradually wear away in some areas. As the cartilage becomes damaged tendons and ligaments become stretched, causing pain. Eventually the bones may rub against each other causing very severe pain.
What Ayurveda says is , due to improper Ahara and Vihara Vata, one of the bodily humors get vitiated and gets lodged in the joints and causes pain and dryness in the joints, Hence the condition is termed as ‘SANDHIGATA VATA’.
AYURVEDIC WAY OF APPROACH
This is an inflammatory form of arthritis. The synovial membrane (synovium) is attacked, resulting in swelling and pain. If left untreated the arthritis can lead to deformity.ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA:
Due to improper ahara and vihara, causes Mandagni, which leads to the formation of Ama, which gets settled in various small and big joints, causing inflammation and painful joints.TREATMENTS ADOPTED:
Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, swelling in a joint, usually a big toe.According to Ayurveda:
Due to improper Ahara and Vihara , vata and raktha both gets vitiated and gets lodged in smaller joints and causes pain. Later which causes deformity of the extremities if left untreated.TREATMENTS ADOPTED
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