Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes inflammation of joints and other areas of the body. It generally includes joint pain of knees, hand and feet. Chronic RA causes deformity and destructions of joints. It is better to cure before it gets chronic. The “Rheumatoid factor” is an antibody that can be found in 80% of the known cases of rheumatoid arthritis, which is detected in a simple blood test.
Causes of RA according to Ayurveda
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Smoking, Tobacco
- Improper digestion and metabolism
- Excessive indulgence of salty, sour, spicy taste
- Over eating and bad dietary habits
- Over indulgence of fish and other sea food
- Day sleep
- Environmental Factors
- Exposure to silica mineral and chronic periodontal disease
- Excessive physical workout with improper diet and rest
- Stopping or holding of natural urges
- Infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi can cause RA
- Severe pain in one or more joints
- Severe Morning pain/ Morning stiffness
- Shifting pain
- Stiffness of joints
- Loss of movements
- Joint deformity
- Loss of appetite
Ayurvedic Body Cure treatment plan:
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long term painful disorder so its treatment is planned accordingly by our Ayurvedic specialists after a detailed consultation. The whole treatment plan comprises of specific herbal Medication, herbal massage based therapies, detoxification/Panchkarma, diet and lifestyle recommendations, Yoga and Yogic breathing techniques.
Applying Turmeric, Sunthi, Gudduchi, Devdar, Jambu, Khadir, Triphala and other herbs over the affected area are recommended to reduce inflammation.
Herbal Massage Based therapies:
Herbal massage with help of medicated oils prepared considering individual body constitution, climatic condition, current health status and especially the threshold of pathology. Therapies like Pindasweda (Ipoultice de stress massage) Mardan (deep tissue massage), etc are usually recommended. Along with these herbal massages steam i.e. fomentation is also recommended. Fomentation may be advised either local or full body or both considering the same factors mentioned above.
Diet and lifestyle:
Healthy lifestyle and dietary habits are suggested considering your daily routine and keeping the health issue in mind.
Barley, brown rice, drumstick, bitter gourd, buttermilk with ginger powder, hot water, etc. may be recommended by our expert Ayurvedic consultant considering your health and pathology status.
Yoga and Exercises:
Yoga Postures such as Surya namaskara, Bhujangasana, Trikonasana, Pawanmuktasan, Shalabhasana, etc.
Yogic Breathing Techniques:
Stress is considered as a major factor enhancing all kinds of pain. Breathing techniques are helpful in reducing stress thus keeping your mind calm and also increases your healing capacity.
All together if practiced as per the advice of the Ayurvedic physician it will give optimum results and would be a holistic approach towards treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.