Ayurvedic Treatment for Arthritis


AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF MIGRAINE TREATMENT

We understand the pain and malaise the patient is undergoing and we would like to assure that the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda offers hope and effective treatments for 'RHEMATOID ARTHRITIS'. The disease is really debilitating and virtually, makes the life of sufferer distorted and crippled, due to loss of function, making everyday life difficult to lead.

UNDERSTANDING 'RHEMATOID ARTHRITIS'

Arthritis term is widely used for inflammation or injury to the soft tissues characterized by excruciating pain, swelling, fever, morning stiffness and loss of motor functions, affecting small and large joints. Depending on the involvement of the joint, character of the pain and laboratory investigations, the final diagnosis is done.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexible (synovial) joints. The process produces an inflammatory response of the capsule around the joints (synovium) secondary to swelling (hyperplasia) of synovial cells, excess synovial fluid, and the development of fibrous tissue (pannus) in the synovium. The pathology of the disease process often leads to the destruction of articular cartilage and ankylosis of the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis can also produce diffuse inflammation in the lungs, membrane around the heart (pericardium), the membranes of the lung (pleura), and white of the eye (sclera), and also nodular lesions, most common in subcutaneous tissue. Although the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, autoimmunity plays a pivotal role in both its chronicity and progression and is considered a systemic autoimmune disease.

The fundamental perception of amavata/rheumatoid arthritis is very different in Ayurveda versus Western medicine. The modern medicines have no known cure of any form of arthritis and treatment is aimed at only minimizing symptoms or modifying the disease process.

AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF ARTHRITIS

It is important to remember when considering any disease from an Ayurvedic perspective that it is not just the disease that is treated, it is the person. We, at ND Care Nirogam Pvt. Ltd treat every person as a unique case and many variables are taken into account to ensure that a treatment program is specifically tailored for them as an individual.

The ancient Ayurvedic texts dictate rheumatoid arthritis as Ama Vat. It is seen as a disease of toxic accumulation and immune malfunction. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, there is a very high level of accumulated Ama (hence the name) and in many cases, a considerable amount of excess heat (or Pitta).

ARTHRISIS is a chronic, often progressive, and sometimes disfiguring disease. It is classified as a difficult to cure (Krichhrasadhya) disease in Ayurveda. In Allopathy, it includes some combination of steroids (usually prednisone), antimetabolites (usually methotrexate), Tissue Necrosis Factor agents (e.g. Humera, Embrel) and sometimes a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (to relieve pain) and an accompanying antacid (to treat the gastric side effects of all four of these). Although this treatment can often relieve joint pain and inflammation and slow or halt the disease process, they all have significant side effects.

We believe until ama can be removed, agni restored and Vata dosha normalized, no treatment method-conventional or holistic-will be effective. Our purification approaches including medicines and Panchkarma therapies improves the wellbeing and locomotor function of people, reducing debilitating effects and may allow for the reductions of dosages of the conventional medicines and in medium level chronicity, Ayurveda can help to reverse the disease as the disease process is very well understood,treatments applied aims to effect change the root cause of the disease. So, we are quite hopeful of remarkable progress in the position of patient in this case also to get sustainable results.

As it is very painful condition having implications on all body and mind, we request you to take it seriously and be persistent and regular with the medicines. A patient is needed to made dietary and life style changes to achieve positive results. You can take treatment from anywhere you prefer, but you must go for it and simultaneously, a patient must watch life style to improve quality of life!

CONCEPT OF AMA

The concept of ama is fundamental in understanding the Ayurvedic perspective on the pathology of arthritis. Ama is a toxic substance which accumulates in the body and cannot be properly digested, metabolized, or utilized. There are three types of ama:

1. Rasama - formed from the gastrointestinal tract from incompletely digested foods.

2. Malama - formed in any of the seven dhatus from accumulated metabolic wastes.

3. Doshama - formed due to a sudden disturbance of the doshas from an external cause.p>

ROOT CAUSE OF ARTHRITIS

To find the root cause of arthritis, we first examine the prakriti and body constitution of a person and aims to understand the processes of digestion, or Agni of an individual. When Agni (the 'digestive fire') is not working properly, wastes or toxins known as Ama are produced instead of useful nutrients for the tissues. These toxins accumulate in the gut and at the same time, Vata (Air/Ether) accumulates in the colon.

Aggravated Vata along with Ama (toxins) move from the gut into the channels of circulation, find places in the body that are weak or vulnerable (in this case the joints) and settle in. The qualities of Vata and this particular type of Ama have a catabolic/drying effect that causes deterioration of the soft tissues in the joints and eventually the bones. Ama, thus, enters the blood circulation and is mobilized and carried to Kapha tissues (i.e. joints, synovial linings, heart) due to its similarity and affinity for its own gunas (snigda, guru, picchila).

At these Kapha sites ama is further vitiated by Vata dosha, becomes even more viscous and sticky, and re-enters the circulation where it now obstructs the srotas (channels) bringing nutrients to and wastes away from the joints and other affect tissues. This Ama, combined with aggravated Vata and Pitta moves into the channels of the body and begins to affect Ojas (the vital essence of the tissues and the body-mind's strength and immunity). This causes Ojas to become depleted and its qualities are changed. At the same time, Ama blocks the channels supplying nutrients to the joints, and prevents the production of Ojas, depleting it further, irritating joints and causing inflammation, stiffness, swelling and pain.

This is also the basis of autoimmune-disease. Ojas begins to function incorrectly and, along with Ama, causes the inflammatory responses, swelling and pain that we recognize as rheumatoid arthritis. This subsequently vitiates all three doshas and results in the condition known as amavata. Unfortunately, mandagni produces ama and ama produces mandagni, which promotes the continuation of the disease if left untreated. Thus, amavata which manifests peripherally in joins essentially has its origin in the gut in the form of mandagni and ama formation. Simultaneously, there is a corruption of Samana Vata subdosha, also located in the gut.

OUR LINE OF TREATMENT

We adopt different approach to treat the arthritis, depending upon its severity and its root cause.

Internal Treatments:

Ayurvedic line of Treatment, fortunately offers effective support to rheumatoid arthritis patients. Ayurveda has a gamut of medication available for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis pains. Ayurvedic treatment involves clearing of the blocked channels by providing herbs which balance body's energies and restore the circulation.

Ayurvedic and Integrative Medicine treatment protocols at N.D. Care Nirogam (P) Ltd. are determined on the basis of full length study of patients, their medical parameters, individual details, etc. Scientific approach in Ayurveda and integrative medicines is applied. We use the following set of herbal formulations that have been recommended by our panel of doctors for effective treatment of rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • HERBAL EXTRACTS: Various herbs like guggulu, Shalaki etc are having marked anti -inflammatory and regenerative effects. herbs is "USHAN VIRYA" in potency so it acts on all vatta disorders, one of which is pain.It works as anti-Inflammatory substance which is helpful in curbing any kind of swelling and pain due to presence of boswellic acid. Medicine like Mahayograj Guggulu, Maha Watt Windhwansa Rasam, Brihat Watt Chintamani Rasam, Maharasaanadi Kashayam, Balarishtam are administered. These are formulated in extract based pills and capsules.
  • MINERALS: Various minerals like pearl, asphaltum, jawahar, abresham etc. are having marked anabolic and Anti-inflammatory actions in the body, repairing the body tissues by acting at the cellular levels. These quicken the recovery when used in combination with the herbal extract.
  • RASKRIYA COMBINATIONS: When precious metals like gold and silver are fortified by the procedure of Raskriya mentioned in ayurvedic texts, the medicines become capable of entering the nucleus of damaged muscle, bones and nerve cells even in those areas where the micro circulation is very little. These combinations are our specialization and are added in the treatment give the quickest recovery to the patient.

During early stages of the disease, the aim is to treat and promote agni with appropriate herbs and exhaust ama. Our formulations relieve pain and swelling of joints, heaviness of body and stiffness, pacify dosha disorder. These lessen srotovarodha (blockage of channesl), are agni-promoting, strotoshodana (channel purifying). In the context of chronic amavata when ama is no longer actively forming and accumulating, but the disease is persisting in the form of morbid continuum and residual permanent joint destruction, the line of management is different. Specific antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic diet and herbs are prescribed along with physiotherapeutic and rehabilitative therapies

External treatments:

Ayurveda effectively treats Sciatica and the associated conditions. It offers excellent Panchakarma therapies along with internal medicines for treating Sciatica. Panchkarma therapies like Shodhana (detoxification treatment), Sthanika (local treatments) are used along with Shamana Chikitsa (Palliative treatment or oral medication).

Apart from pain management therapies, lifestyle and dietary changes are also suggested.

OUR RECOMMENDATION

After thorough analysis of the case, we are quite hopeful of desirable recovery and treatment of patient with our unique herbal combinations, enabling to lead healthy life; with other associated medical conditions are under control. We are adept at providing specialized treatment and solution in rheumatoid Arthritis even in that advanced Stage of disease; we are able to give good results to our patients.

We emphasize on taking correct timely treatment as the only way to check progression and improve rheumatoid Arthritis as well as overall health.

LIFESTYLE AND BEHAVIOR CHANGES

Behavioral strategies may include monitoring weight, setting goals, tracking food and calorie intake and creating an environment at home and work that discourage overeating. Counseling also helps people shore up their ability to deal with temptations and other challenges to their weight-loss plan. Patients are more likely to follow a weight loss routine when guided by a registered dietitian, behavioral psychologist or other trained professional in a healthcare setting, according to the guidelines.

DIET GUIDELINES FOR PATIENT

Eating right is a tool that will launch you to a total health transformation. Ayurveda provides simple solutions to many health complaints by considering not only what we eat but how we consume our meals. The act of eating right is life-giving. The process of eating, according to Ayurveda, is something reverent and important for the development of consciousness as well as our physical health.

Good nutrition has a major effect on the outcome and course of patient's life and recovery. If good nutrition is not provided to a patient it can lead to further health problems like malnutrition, dehydration, urinary tract infections and other illnesses. Therefore in the best interest of the patient it is advisable to design a good nutrition therapy program so that a tailor made diet can be worked out for the patient. This will help the patient not only to recover physically but also mentally.

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