This is Dr. Pankaja Chavan. I am an ayurvedic consultant practicing in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. Today we are going to discuss about Arthritis. Arthritis is a knee disorder which affects the joint. If you feel pain, swelling, stiffness over the joint and loss of function of the joint then you might have arthritis. There are so many forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis which is a very common form of arthritis and is often related to aging or trauma. Rheumatoid arthritis which is a kind of autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks the healthy cells of your body by mistake.
Sometimes one joint is affected or one or more may be affected. As arthritis is very difficult to treat but fortunately we are having Ayurveda- a complete solution for this problem. In ayurveda there is two form of treatment- Shamana chikitsa and Shodha chikitsa. Shamana chikitsa is done by medicines. In this arthritis we are having medicines like challaki, gogul, rasna, dashmul, ginger, garlic, etc. Now Shodha chikitsa. It includes panchakarma. Now let us see what is panchakarma?
Panchakarma means detoxification of the body by means of 5 procedures. Through panchakarma, toxins which are responsible for the arthritis are removed. Apart from this, there are purvkarmas, snehana or massage and swedna or momentation. Some sthanik karmas are also there. These are also beneficial in treatment of arthritis. Panchakarma is very effective and harmless treatment. Do not ignore your joint pain. Treat knee joint pain at the earliest. Don't be late. Thanks for the patient listening and have a great day!