Are you suffering from joints pain? Or there is morning stiffness for one hour? Well, maybe you are suffering from serious problem. It can be rheumatoid arthritis. As it is a common rheumatic disease, it affects nearly 1% of the world population. It is three times more common in women as compared to men. No doubt, it can occur at any age, but mostly it occurs in people with 40 years or more.
I am sure, now you are thinking of treatment. How can you control this joint disorder? To this question, we have the best answer. So, today we are going to give you a detail description of this disorder. Of course, we will give you an effective Ayurvedic treatment for the same as well. But before proceeding to this, we will first discuss about the disorder.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF RA?
Exact cause of Rheumatoid arthritis is not clear but it is found that the reason could be, that immune system attacks by sending antibodies mistakenly to the synovium - the lining of the membranes surrounding the joints, considering it to be a foreign agent which results in inflammation and thickening of the synovium, which can ultimately destroy the cartilage and bone within the join. Inflammation further causes damage to tendon, ligament. It may be a combination of genes and environment.
So, what actually happens in Rheumatoid arthritis? What are its symptoms?
It is actually an autoimmune disease that leads to chronic inflammation in the joints. It begins with fatigue, morning stiffness, body aches, weakness and loss of appetite. Later on, it causes pain in the joints. Joints become warm, tender and stiff when not used for a while. The swelling occurs when lining of joint known as synovium becomes inflamed and as a result, it gives off more fluid. The pain occurs on both sides of the body. Mostly, it affects wrists, knees, elbows, fingers, toes, ankle or neck.
What Ayurveda has to say for Rheumatoid arthritis?
Ayurveda is a natural healthcare system that offers natural way of healing. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in the life forces or doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) leads to health problem. Hence, these doshas must be in balance in order to keep our body free from disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused due to the aggravation of vata dosha of the body. Accumulation of ama in the body is also responsible for the same. Ama (toxin) is a toxic product of improper digestion. This toxic product circulates in an entire body and gets collected at the weaker sites. When it gets deposited in the joints and with the aggravation of vata dosha, then this condition leads to disease which is known as aamvata. Arthritis is known as Aamvata in Ayurveda. When there is aggravation of pitta dosha too, then it leads to burning sensation in the affected joints. Hence, we can say, there is need to balance these aggravated doshas to treat the disorder, completely.
What is the need to treat Rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis must be treated in time as it pose a serious risk of some other problems as well. Yes, the disorder can lead to several complications. If left untreated, it may lead to osteoporosis. It may leads to dry mouth and eyes. It may impair the immune system and with the result, it increases the risk of infections. It can even increase the risk of heart problems. At the same time, it may also pose a risk for lymphoma too. Now, you can see, how serious this health problem is? The treatment, hence, is must in order to avoid any further complications too.
Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Well, now it is the time to discuss the treatment. If we are talking about the treatment, then we should look at the one that do not pose a risk of any side effects. For that we have, Ayurvedic treatment. Yes, it does not cause any side effects. Instead, it always gives many benefits. Because, it treats the disorder from its root and not just control the symptoms. As it is a natural treatment, it is actually the safe one to manage any health problem.
Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis involves the removal of ama from the body, making digestion and metabolism healthy enough and balancing of vata dosha. Planet Ayurveda is known for offering effective Ayurvedic treatment for a number of diseases. For rheumatoid arthritis as well, the house has some effective herbal formulations. We will discuss in details about these formulations, now.
Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company that offers only 100 percent pure and natural products. All the products from the house are made without addition of any chemical, additive or preservatives. All of them are hence effective and are free from side effects. And what more a patient wants? He is getting 100 percent natural herbal formulations.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan recommends following prescription for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
1. Tab. Sinhnaad guggul
It is a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation that contains triphala, castor oil and Guggul as the main ingredients. The combination is known for its strong cleansing action. The product is actually responsible for the removal of toxins from the blood, gastrointestinal tract and joints. It provides proper nourishment and strength to the joint tissues. Hence, it promotes the proper functioning of joints. In short, it supports healthy digestion and elimination of toxins and thereby, cleans the body and keep it in a balanced state.
Dosage: 2 tablets, twice daily, with plain water.
2. Tab. Rasna Erandadi Kashayam or Rasna Saptak Kwath Tablets
It is another herbal formulation to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is effective in giving relief from pain and swelling. Hence, it is even regarded as a strong pain killer. It provides relaxation to the muscles and joints and hence, effective in reducing the inflammation in affected joints. It is even helpful in the healing of injury, if, there is any to the joint.
In Ayurveda, the combination of two herbs Boswellia serrata and Curcuma longa is highly effective in joints pain. Hence, we have Boswellia curcumin capsules. Yes, this product is made using the pure and standardized extracts of these two herbs. The product is the excellent one to reduce the inflammation, swelling, pain and stiffness in the joints. It ensures the healthy flow of blood in the body and helps to remove the toxins from the body as well.
Dosage: 2 capsules, twice daily, with plain water.
4. Tab. Chropaxe
It is an ayurvedic formulation that is made using a combination of effective herbs such as Ashwagadnha (Withania somnifera), Gokshur (Tribulus terresteris) and Tagar (Valeriana wallichi). This product reduces the distress and discomfort that occurs due to joints pain. The combination of herbs works in a synergistic manner and acts as an axe to the chronic pain. The product blocks the pain receptors and increases the pain threshold. It alleviates other symptoms too that result due to joints pain such as anxiety, stress and depression.
Dosage: 1 tablet, twice daily, with plain water.
As the name indicates, bone support is here to support the bone, muscles and joints. It provides strength to the joints and makes them flexible ones to offer the comfort. It is made using a special combination of herbs such as Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oliefera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna), Praval pisti (Corallium rubrum) and Mukta (Pearl calcium compound). This product is a great source of calcium too.
Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily, with plain water.
6. Mixture of the following
- Swarn Bhasma - 500 mg
- Vriht Vat Chintamani Ras - 2 gm
- Vat Kulantak Ras - 2 gm
- Ajeerna Kantak Ras - 5 gm
- Vaat Gajankush Ras - 5 gm
- AamVatari Ras - 2 gm
- Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm
- Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
- Abhrak Bhasma - 5 gm
- Swarn Sameer Pannag Ras - 2 gm
- Jahar Mohra Pishti - 10 gm
- Akik Pishti - 5 gm
- Giloy Satv - 10 gm
- Godanti Bhasma - 5 gm
- Kamdudha Ras - 5 gm
- Hemgarbh Potli Ras - 1 gm
The mixture of all these ingredients is another Ayurvedic formulation that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It removes the Ama from the body and maintains healthy digestion of food. It purifies the blood and cleans the digestive system. The combination is a great source of calcium too. It provides strength to your muscles, bones and joints.
Dosage: Mix all together, make 60 sachets, consume with honey, twice daily.
The combination of all the above mentioned medicines are effective in controlling the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Regular usage of this combination will give you positive results. The products will not only treat your joint problem, but will boost your overall health and make your immune system healthy enough.