Have you ever woken up and felt a stiffness in your legs and body? Do you experience a pain in your joints that subsides through the day? If this is the case then there is a high chance you are suffering from Arthritis. Let us understand the main causes of this disease and how Ayurveda can help treat arthritis through lifestyle, Ayurveda medicine for arthritis and arthritis pain relief medicines.
What is RheumatoidÂ Arthritis
Being an auto-immune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
Causes of Arthritis
The cause of arthritis cannot be attributed to one particular cause â€“ the main reason the disease arises is due malfunctioning of the immune system â€“ which is responsible for the creation of antibodies against foreign bodies. In case of rheumatoid arthritis, the body starts creating antibodies in the absence of foreign bodies which in turn attach the healthy cells in the body.
Few other causes include lack of exercise, air pollution, insecticides, exposure to second-hand smoke and genetics.
Causes of Arthritis According to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, arthritis is caused by the formation of endotoxins called â€œAamâ€ which is due to the malfunctioning of the digestive system and inability to digest food correctly. Aam is a dense fluid that looks like mucus in one’s stool In addition to being caused by consuming incompatible foods, stale food, even an unhealthy lifestyle can cause aam and constipation. The fluid gets deposited in our bodyâ€™s joints and causes rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Unbearable pain and stiffness in the joints is the primary symptom. It typically begins with the swelling of the middle finger and spreading to the other fingers. The pain and stiffness are most severe in the mornings and continues to subside with daily movement. Other symptoms include feeling drowsy and sleepiness in the day, lethargy, fatigue, fever, insomnia, and constipation.
Diet & Lifestyle changes as per Ayurveda
The treatment of arthritis through Ayurveda discourages any form of massage for the patients. Panchakarma massage therapies are quite useful in temporarily subsiding pain in Arthritic patients. It is recommended that seventy percent of one’s diet should be raw foods, fruits, and vegetables, nuts and seeds. Instead of drinking tea or coffee one should switch to green tea. Foods such as cold drinks, processed meat, white flour, refined sugar should all be eliminated from the diet.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Arthritis
Treatment for Arthritis in Ayurveda has multiple benefits to offer and zero side effects. Ayurvedic treatments pacify the air deposited in your joints and remove the toxins from the body. The aim of Ayurveda treatment is to preserve the functionality of the joints.
But for the long-term benefits, one can try Dr. Vaidyaâ€™s Sandhivati, best Arthritis Medicine which is rich in ingredients like Maharasnadi Quath Ghan powder and Mahayograj Guggul powder. Sandhivati is an Ayurvedic combination of various herbal ingredients which helps reduce joint pain, muscular pain and severe diseases like arthritis. It has been proved to treat all kinds of Arthritis very effectively and tried by thousands of the loyal customers with great results achieved. Ingredients such as Maharasnadi and Mahayograj Guggal have anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions, which reduce pain and swelling of the affected joints due to arthritis. The contents of Mahayograj Guggal also give an antiemetic support; hence it can be safely used with the ongoing anti-arthritic allopathic medicines as a herbal and safe support for prolonged arthritis.