Arthritis is scary. The pain and disability caused due to it can affect our movement and stop us from living to the fullest. It is actually a blanket term for degenerative disorders of the joints in our body, in which these joints become inflamed and painful. If you have arthritis or someone you know has it, read on to discover how Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing science can help.
Ayurveda and arthritis
According to Ayurveda, arthritis is caused due to the aggravation of Vata dosha (air). Another approach is that arthritis is also caused by the deposition of ama, i.e. toxin that is released as a byproduct of improper digestion, at specific sites in the body like the joints, that have already weakened. Modern medicine manages the disease using medicines like anti-inflammatory steroids, pain medicines and the like, to stop progression and increase the range of movement in affected joints. Joint replacement surgery is the last resort for doctors. In short, modern medicine is unable to cure arthritis. But, Ayurveda offers a number of natural remedies for curing the underlying cause of the condition and lubricate affected joints to improve range of motion.
Since arthritis is caused due to Vata imbalance, Ayurveda aims to balance and stabilise Vata in your body. This is done by strengthening your GI tract and the metabolic pathway. This ensures that the circulatory channels are not blocked by ama and can deliver nourishment to arthritic joints. The ancient system of Ayurveda prescribes certain natural remedies for increasing movement of joints, such as
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