Arthritis is one of the main concern among people of all ages with pain, restricted movements, structural deformity and swelling in various bones and joints . Arthritis is an umbrella term for numerous medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system especially the Joints “where two or more bone meets together”. Now a days, arthritis is very common among people of all ages affecting more than 3.9 million adults and children in Australia and is one of the leading cause of disability burden in Australia. The exact cause of Arthritis and its type is still unknown and the various researches are going on towards the safe management of Arthritis and its consequences. Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical science which provide the natural and effective way to manage Arthritis and supports the wellbeing of an individual with improved ability to cope with daily needs and life-style.
According to Ayurveda, every individual
vDietary choices: Like humans, all food products have different properties. For example: Some food products are Vatta pacifier but Kapha aggravator. Thus one should have some knowledge of their body composition and the Prakriti of the body so that we can make healthy dietary choices. Every individual has some doshas and elements in
In Ayurveda following are the lines of treatment in Amavata (Arthritis):
- Dietary intervention
- Detoxification (Purification of the body)
- Medicinal treatment (Palliative treatments)
Dietary intervention– It is done by restricting the food items which aggravates the individual’s Doshas or elevated the toxicity in the body. The Dietary intervention ensures the proper digestion and nutrition with pacification of elevated Doshas and symptoms.
Detoxification: – It is done through Panchakarma therapy. Detoxification provides long term effective management of arthritis and subsidise the symptoms naturally. The Panchkarma therapy is a long procedure with various procedures, which are done according to the patient condition and presentation. The Panchkarma therapy ensures the removal of all toxins from the body and minimise the degenerative changes. The panchkarma therapy involves Massage, Dry herbal steam, Purgation, Enema and other therapies.
Valuka Swedan: Valuka swedan is the one of the most famous Ayurvedic health massage for individuals with arthritis, bone and joint issues and other other musculoskeletal disorders. Valuka swedan involves warm medicinal oil massage followed by rubbing of warm poultice filled with dry herbs on the affected areas. The herbs works as anti-inflammatory agent and reduces pain, swelling and improves movement and mobility.
Shaman Chikitsa – It is done by using very effective and time tested Ayurveda formulations like Herbal teas, Herbal preparation in form of capsules, tablets or powder and other health supplements, which improves the immunity of an individual along with improvement in the health condition of individuals.