Rheumatic Arthritis – aamvat

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition that primarily affects the joints, causing inflammation, pain, stiffness, and swelling. In Ayurveda, rheumatoid arthritis is often correlated with “Amavata,” which is considered to be caused by an imbalance of the digestive fire (agni), leading to the accumulation of toxins (ama) in the body and the joints. Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis focuses on balancing the doshas, detoxifying the body, reducing inflammation, and alleviating symptoms. Here are some common Ayurvedic approaches used for managing rheumatoid arthritis:

  1. Herbal Remedies:
    • Ayurvedic herbs with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immune-modulating properties are commonly used to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Examples include:
      • Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)
      • Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)
      • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
      • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
      • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
    • These herbs can be taken internally as decoctions, powders, or tablets.
  2. External Therapies:
    • Localized treatments such as Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil massage) and Pinda Sweda (herbal poultice massage) can help reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the affected joints.
    • Specific Ayurvedic treatments like Patra Pinda Sweda (herbal bolus massage) or Choorna Pinda Sweda (dry herbal bolus massage) may be used to alleviate stiffness and improve mobility.
  3. Ayurvedic Panchakarma:
    • Panchakarma therapies, such as Basti (medicated enema), Virechana (therapeutic purgation), and Nasya (nasal administration of medicated oils), may be recommended to detoxify the body, balance the doshas, and alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  4. Diet and Lifestyle Modifications:
    • Following a diet that pacifies the aggravated doshas, particularly Vata and Kapha, can help reduce inflammation and support overall health. This may include avoiding processed foods, fried foods, refined sugars, and excessive consumption of dairy.
    • Lifestyle recommendations may include practicing gentle yoga asanas (postures), maintaining a regular sleep schedule, managing stress through relaxation techniques like meditation and deep breathing exercises, and avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms.
  5. Yoga and Pranayama:
    • Gentle yoga asanas and pranayama exercises can help improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, and reduce stress in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

consult with  our experienced ayurved practitioner Dr Ravindra Borade  sir at MAHA AYURVED Pune , He is best  ayurved doctor for arthritis in maharashtra . MAHA AYURVED OJOREX ARTHRITIS KIT .


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