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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is also an inflammatory type of arthritis which can lead to joint pain, joint deformity, and disability.

Experts believe rheumatoid arthritis is triggered by a malfunction in the immune system. The cause of the malfunction is unknown.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints.

According to Ayuveda, Rheumatism or every other auto-immune diseases are caused by accumulation of "ama" i.e. endotoxins. Ama can be corelated with a sticky substance which resembles a kind of sticky, slimy gum, which is formed due to faulty digestion or low digestive fire which is unable to process the food properly leading to formation of endotoxins.
These toxins called "Ama' are taken away by imbalanced "Vata" i.e. Air element in the body and are spread all over the body particularly the joints.

There is inflammation in the joints, painful swellings, which hurt like sting of a scorpion. sometimes the disease is so severe that it affects the movement, stability of the joint and result in deformities.

Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis -

The principle of treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis in Ayurveda is very simple. Avoid everything in food which is sticky, heavy or difficult to digest.

To get rid of ama the herbs like Ginger, garlic, plumbago, sanjivani vati, chitrakadi vati, dry ginger, ( sonth), are used. To get rid of vata, the herbs like Guggul, sinhnaad guggul, kishore guggul and metal based formulations are used.

The preferred tablets are sanjivani vati and sinhnaad guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily.
If the rheumatoid arthritis is severe and crippling then gold preparation can be added- like Rheumayog gold capsules- 1 capsule twice daily

The famous combination of metal/ mineral based formulation is

Praval Panchamrit- 5 gm
Abhrak Bhasma ( Shastraputi) - 2 gm
Vriht Vat Chintamani Ras - 2 gm
Swarn Guggul - 2 gm
Vat Gajankush Ras - 5 gm
Gily Satv - 10 gm

Make 20 packs of all this mixture, consume once daily to twice daily with honey

along with this formula following ayurvedic herbal remedies for rheumatoid arthritis are there. They are

Capsule Gugggul - 2 capsules twice daily
Casule Ashwagandha - 2 capsules twice daily
Capusule Curcumin - 2 capsules twice daily

Aamvatantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily

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