Arthritis

Arthritis is quite common now a days, it is the formal/medical name of joint pain. Its the most common problem now-a-days and any one can suffer from this joint pain irrespective of his age. Arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and makes difficult to walk or climb stairs.

Arthritis is common term and it can occur in any part of the “body’s joints” but most often develops in the knees, hands, hips, and spine, neck or lower back.

Symptoms of Arthritis:

  • Swelling

  • Pain

  • Stiffness

  • Decreased range of motion.


Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common Degenerative Arthritis. It happens when the cartilage or cushioning surface which is on the ends of bones starts wearing away. As a result bones rub against each other which causes pain, swelling and stiffness.

The gradual wearing of cartilage cushioning results in loss of its elasticity. Without the protective cartilage and elasticity, the bones begin to rub against each other, causing stiffness, inflammation, and loss of movement.

Modern medicine Therapies typically focuses on pain reduction and control of inflammation; but not focus on the cause and cure. They just eliminate symptoms.

Modern medicine Therapies typically focuses on pain reduction and control of inflammation; but not focus on the cause and cure. They just eliminate symptoms.


Inflammatory Arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is characterized by inflammation of the joints. This condition develops due to weakening of immune system. This means that body’s defense system starts attacking our own tissues instead of germs, viruses and other foreign substances. This causes pain, stiffness and damage to joints. They’re also known as autoimmune diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis is an example of inflammatory arthritis.

 


Gout Arthritis

Some people have high levels of uric acid because they naturally produce more than what is needed by the body. This extra Uric acid ( Beyond limit) starts getting accumulated in the body and forms needle-like crystals in the joint. This results in sudden spikes of extreme joint pain, or a gout attack. Gout can come and go in episodes. If uric acid levels aren’t reduced, it can become chronic disease causing pain and disability.


Preventive and Curing Treatments

According to Ayurveda its called “Amavat”. Toxins gets deposited in the body especially at the joints . The line of treatment is based on curing the stiffness and increase the blood circulation in the joint then strengthening the muscles with Shamana ( Medicines) and Shodhan (Panchkarma Therapies) Chikitsa .

This Ama is developed over the time period due to “Mandaagni” i.e. poor digestion, at Ayulife, we stimulate the “Jathragni” (Digestive Fire) by giving “Deepana Paachana” supplements.

To reduce the formation of Ama , “Nidaan Parivarjan” (Dos and Don’ts) are most important e.g. avoid junk food, fried food, cold beverages etc. Cleaning of Stomach is other important procedure to clear the toxins. Panchkarma therapies like Swedan and Basti are recommended to clear the toxins.

Its important to mention that in the Modern Medicine world there is no treatment for Arthritis they only suppress the symptoms of Pain or Inflammation or in extreme conditions they recommend the surgery or joint replacement. By Ayurveda this can be avoided.

  • Snehan

  • Swedan

  • Janu Vasthi

  • Pichhu

  • Pizhichil

  • Potli Massage

  • Kati Vasti

  • Intake of Ghee or oil in the Diet

  • Slow Cycling .