Rheumatoid Arthritis Ayurveda Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ayurveda Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ayurveda Treatment | RA

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disorder with characteristic features of inflamed small joints, fever, loss of appetite, indigestion etc. According to modern medicine the reason and treatment of the disease is not known. The Ayurvedic rheumatologist suggests the causes of RA in a different way.

According to Ayurveda, Aama Vata (compared with Rheumatism) is just not a disease of joints, but a disease of the digestive system. The derailed digestive system gives rise to Aama (a partially digested end product of the food) that moves through the channels, get accumulated in the joints and creates inflammation. Inflammation is characterized by redness, swelling, temperature and pain.

  • What is rheumatoid arthritis?
  • What causes RA?
  • What are the Signs and symptoms of RA?
  • What is the treatment for RA?
  • What is the diet for RA?
  • What is juvenile rheumatism?

Rheumatoid Arthritis – RA | Aama Vata

The concept of Aama can better be understood comparing it with seronegative Rheumatism. Seronegative RA is characterized by normal blood report. It indicates how Rheumatism can occur without any infection. The great Charak describes a disease Vatarakta that resemble with the signs and symptoms of RA. Actually Amavata and Vatarakta are exactly not the same. Also both of them are not completely different. The Ayurveda rheumatologist understands, Amavata is the acute stage of vatarakta. Many clinical words and condition called rheumatism, rheumatic fever, RA and rheumatologist are observed with connection to this disease.

Rheumatoid arthritis ayurveda treatment at Astang Ayurveda is performed with traditional Ayurvedic concept, Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurveda panchakarama. Our success stories reveal that sometimes it gets cured within 5 days.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes

Basing on the Ayurvedic concept Kulung Ayurveda tries to concise the pathogenesis of rheumatism, Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes and joint pain. It helps to break the pathogenesis of rheumatic arthritis and get the cure of rheumatoid arthritis. Unlike the “auto immune disorder concept” of modern medicine, Ayurveda believes that Rheumatism is a disease that comes under the protocol of Amavata or Vatarakta in Ayurveda. After getting into the entire topic of pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis we see that rheumatism is a disease of joints, which starts with (gastro intestinal) stomach dysfunction. 

According to Ayurveda Aama is a partially digested product of food consumed. It is toxic by nature. It affects the blood, joints, synovial sheath, cartilage etc and causes rheumatism. Rheumatism causes

The unauthentic food habit and lifestyle brings all the possible dysfunction in the normal physiology of the body. Excessive intake of salt, sour and spicy (chili) food, oily and hot food, intake before the digestion of the previous meal may cause rheumatoid arthritis. Either rotten or dry flesh of water animals like fish, crab, tortoise, pig and vegetable like over matured radish may cause rheumatoid arthritis when taken in excess. Horse gram, black gram, pulses, sugar cane product, curd, wine, buttermilk, alcohol either cause are aggravate existing the disease.

There are some foods which may cause food poisoning if taken together, e.g.: surd with milk, milk product with non-veg like fish, mutton, egg, curd with garlic, fish with animal flesh etc. Rheumatism causes

Excessive fooding or frequent intake of food, anger, day sleep, late night bed or sleepless night, intake of sweets by lazy or lethargic people, avoiding walk are some of the many wrong life styles responsible for the birth of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatism causes Rheumatism causes

All of the above mentioned factors give a very tough platform for rheumatism. Whenever due to some external trauma the blood is vitiated, it invades the inner Vata humor and creates rheumatoid arthritis which normally is characterized by inflammation of joints and many other signs and symptoms.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Lots of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms like fever, swelling in joints, pain and redness are described in modern medicine. But Ayurveda has categorized all the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis very minutely and Kulung Ayurveda manages the disease taking the Ayurvedic concept into consideration. RA symptoms

According to modern medicine rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by pain, swelling, redness and tenderness of small and big joints. Morning stiffness is mostly experienced in the small joints of legs, which subsides with time. The pain shifts from one joint to other. It aggravates and remits alternatively and irregularly. Small joint pain and stiffness is the cardinal symptom. Loss of appetite, low grade fever, muscular pain along with joint pain, loss of energy and spirit are observed in a rheumatic patient. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms – Ayurveda

Ayurveda has categorized the sign and symptoms on the basis of time, stage and involvement of active principles like vata, pitta and Kapha. Presuming factors (Poorva roopa): When the toxins in the body are aggravated by their own reasons, some presuming sign and symptoms are observed before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Shining of skin, silkiness or roughness, heavy sweating or no sweating, loss of lust, burning sensation, itching in calf, thigh, shoulder, hand, foot joints etc, flickering, pain, weakness, letharge, decrease in pace of activities, heaviness, sensory loss, cutting and throbbing pain, occurrence and remission of signs and symptoms alternatively may be considered to be some of the presuming factors of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Signs and symptoms (Lakshana): Gradually the toxin causing rheumatoid arthritis spreads slowly all over the body like the poison of a rat. Superficially it may cause some ailments in the skin. As a deep invasion it creates inflammation, cutting and spasmodic pain and stiffness in bone, joint and bone marrow and immobilization and deformity of all joints of body. 

As a vata predominant rheumatism it includes symptoms and sign like excessive pain, flickering, tenderness, dull coloured dry and rough skinned inflammation, frequent recurrence and remission of the symptoms, cramping and shortening of ligaments of joints, whole body stiffness, distraction to cold, and tremor. It aggravates on exposure to cold, air, rain.

As a pitta predominant rheumatism, burning sensation, loss of witness, sweat, occasional loss of sense, hallucination, thirst, untouchable pain, redness, inflammation, burn and excessive temperature are observed. 

As kapha predominant rheumatoid arthritis, heaviness, feeling of putting on a wet blanket, oily skin, cold with pain, itching and mild to moderate pain is experienced by the patient.

Some mixed signs and symptoms of the three are also observed.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ayurvedic Treatment

Kulung Ayurveda believes that Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment in Ayurveda is very much promising by Ayurveda panchakarma and Ayurvedic medicine. Because as usual rheumatism patients around us give the first preference to Ayurvedic treatment and consult our hospital. It is very common to see that rheumatism patient in India prefer Ayurvedic treatment to any other treatment. We observe that male female arthritis patient ratio is 1:3.

As per the Ayurvedic principle of treatment the first line of treatment is to avoid the reasons behind the disease. It is good to avoid hot spice, sour, salt, oily food. Bitter taste green vegetable with light roughage is highly advisable.

Medically regulated semi fasting, intake of digestive medicine, fomentation, Ayurvedic laxative and enema are the most important treatments to eliminate rheumatism. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment is difficult if we over look the above discussion.

The internal medicine treatment is advised by the doctor after a thorough screening, for which we refer all of the previous treatment and investigation reports of the patient. The patient has to take the medicine with regular consultation with the concerned doctor. For Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment at Astang Ayurveda some body has to get admitted into the hospital and stay in for a certain period. It helps to eliminate the disease and the toxins from the body. 

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment in Ayurveda is different?

Ayurveda believes rheumatism is just not a joint disease. It is a disease initiated from derailed digestive system. Always it is not infectious. By that time it is the impaired digestive system that causes arthritis. On contrary modern science considers it to be just an auto immune disorder. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

Kulung  Ayurveda strongly suggests for Rheumatoid arthritis diet. We believe in common practice of food and lifestyle monitoring as per the basic Ayurvedic principle. It says that diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, spondylosis, prolapsed inter vertebral disc occur due to wrong practice of food habit and life style.

It is believed in Ayurveda, after a proper digestion of an ideal food the Rasa dhatu (may be called serum) is generated which gives rise to other tissue like blood, flesh, fat, bone, semen etc. If the food is somehow not well digested, instead of Rasa it gives rise to Aama i.e. a toxin. When it acquires in the joints, then rheumatism or gout take place.

The rheumatism patient should avoid certain food like curd, fish, hydrozoans, sugar cane product, milk, upodika leaves(green leaf), black gram, white rice, raw water, egg, oily and spicy food, different food which are not compatible and cause food poisoning etc.

Herbs like Guluchi, Kokilaksh and Punarnava are beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis patient. These herbs add value to Rheumatoid arthritis diet.Along with some life style like wind of rainy season, holding urges of motion, urine, appetite, sleep, extreme temperature, day sleep, late night bed, excessive food, less food, frequent intake of food, sleep immediately after food, intake of water during hunger should be avoided.

What are the Rheumatoid arthritis diet?

The advisable food include spice free food, brown wheat flour, boiled rice, kodrava, barley, bitter leaves of vastuka, neem, punannava, patola, gokshura, karela, varuna, brinjal, drum stick, ginger etc. Rice powder soup prepared with the decoction of pippali (Piper longum), pippali moola (root of Piper longum), chavya (Piper chava), chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) and Sunthi is advised during the period of medicated semi fasting.

Without control over food and life style, nobody can win over rheumatoid arthritis.