Ayurveda is an ancient variety of medicine that started in India. It uses nutrients, exercise, and meditation along to encourage good health. Combining bound nutrients and different supplements with trendy medicine is also helpful if you have arthritis. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and limited movements. Patients having joint injuries, inactive lifestyle, diabetes, thyroid problems, overweight, smoking, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) are at higher risk of developing arthritis. The most common types of arthritis Dr.specialize are
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the common form of arthritis, affecting up to 15 million Indians every year. OA is also called degenerative joint disease. It usually develops after age 45 but juvenile osteoarthritis is also a growing concern. The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness in the hips, hands, knees, lower back and neck joints mostly felt in the morning.
Ayurveda offers many herbal treatments for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. These plants have documented anti-inflammatory properties while not the aspect effects of normally prescribed medications. For example, at a recent meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, a study was presented that showed an herbal Ayurvedic therapy to be as effective in treating knee osteoarthritis as a commonly prescribed medication (Celebrex) and glucosamine – and with fewer side effects.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (known as Amavata in Ayurveda) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. It may also cause inflammation of the tissue round the joints, in addition as in different organs within the body. Autoimmune diseases are diseases that occur once the body's tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system. Patients with response diseases have antibodies in their blood that concentrate on their own body tissues, where they can be associated with inflammation. Because it will have an affect on multiple other organs of the body, Rheumatoid Arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.
Increased intake of indigestible, heavy and incompatible foods; having food at improper times; indigestion; intake of milk and milk products, especially yogurt; intake of meat of aquatic animals; lack of physical activity or doing exercise once having fatty foods are some of the common causes of Rheumatism.
Improper food habits and inactive lifestyle will result in impairment of digestive fire, formation of ama (toxin) and vitiation of Vata (air). When an individual indulges in Vata-aggravating diet and lifestyle, then this aggravated Vata circulates ama in the channels of the body and deposits it in the joints, causing Amavata. Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatism Arthritis starts with pacification of Vata and elimination of toxins from the body. Herbal medicines are administered to enhance the digestive fire and stop any formation of ama. Panchakarma massage therapies are quite useful in subsiding pain in Arthritic patients.
Gout may be painful metabolic illness leading to inflammation and therefore the deposition of uric acid in the cartilages of the joints. Gout first affects the big toe inflicting it to swell and become terribly painful. In the next stages it spreads to the ankles, knees, joints of hands and feet, the wrist and elbow.
When the human body breaks down the chemicals known as purines, it produces uric acid. Purines are found naturally in our body as well as in food. Normally, uric acid dissolves and goes through the urine via the kidneys. But if the body is manufacturing an excessive amount of uric acid or if the body is not excreting enough uric acid, it starts accumulating in the body. This build up leads to the formation of sharp, needle like crystals. When they accumulate in the joints or surrounding tissues, it causes pain, inflammation and swelling.
In Ayurveda, gout is known as vatarakt, as the main dosha involved is vata and it affects rakt dhatu. Vitiation (impairment) of vata dosha and rakt dhatu is caused by increased intake of spicy, sour, salty, alkaline, heavy and penetrating foods. The impaired doshas travel through the channels of the body and acquire accumulated at the smaller joints causing injury to the tissues and bones of the joint leading to vatarakt.
Excessive anger, waking up late in the night, sleeping in the daytime, excessive travelling, trauma, overindulgence in physical exercises, excessive sexual activity and suppressing the natural urges of the body can also lead to gout. Ayurvedic treatments emphasize herbal preparations, diet and routines that facilitate to cleanse the blood.
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Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda therapies & medications can safely and effectively reduce inflammation in your joints; it relieves pain and prevents joint damage. Traditional Complementary & Alternative Medicine gives a clinically significant improvement in arthritis on compare with allopathy treatment with the added advantage of lesser side effects. According to Ayurveda, arthritis is due to the imbalance of Vata. The Vata balancing herbs and therapies are time tested and are free from side effects. As per Ayurveda medicine, the proper balance of - air, food & drink; body movement & rest; mental work & rest; sleep & wakefulness; retention & evacuation - can avoid the development of Arthritis.
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