Ayurvedic Treatment for Arthritis
Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder characterized by degeneration of joint cartilage and adjacent bone that leads to joint pain and stiffness. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in joints. It is what is known as an auto-immune condition. This means that the immune system, which is the body’s natural self-defence system, gets confused and starts to attack your body’s healthy tissues.
Causes of Arthritis
- Degeneration of the cartilages due to ageing.
- Overweight & Obesity
- Any kind of injury to the joint, are the frequent causes of arthritis.
- Excessive strain on the joint.
- Exposure to severe cold & dry weather.
- Intake of dry, Cold or Stale food.
- Irregular sleeping patterns, Day sleep.
- Suppression of natural urges.
Symptoms of Arthritis
- Moderate to severe pain at the affected Joint.
- Joint stiffness observed especially after long spans of rest to the affected joint.
- Restricted and painful movements of the joints.
- Crunching or crackling noise when the joint moves (crepitation).
- Localized tenderness in severe cases.
- Increased local temperature at the affected site.
Treatment in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda the line of treatment of Arthritis prevents further deterioration in the joints and rejuvenates damaged cartilages. Vata-alleviating treatments through specific natural herbal medicine and Oils are suggested for lubrication and strengthening of joints.
Treatment procedure for Arthritis.
- Cleansing by Panchakarma
- Diet Control
- Yoga-Asana, Pranayama & Meditation helps in keeping mental balance.
The Ayurveda treatment regimen has often proved successful with a multi-modality approach. The Ayurvedic regimen presents a different treatment approach from the biomedical practice with an arrangement of ways. In addition to prescribing Ayurvedic drugs, Ayurveda also prefers changes in lifestyle accompanied with proper diet, which plays maximum role in reversing the disease. More importantly, it takes a holistic perspective by addressing the person as a whole, not just the disorder and all the associated complications as we know complication need to check of the disorder in the treatment plan. This is the distinctive feature of Ayurvedic therapy.