How is Arthritis treated through Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that started in India. It uses nutrients, exercise, and meditation together to encourage good health. Ayurveda cures arthritis by clearing toxins from the body and restoring the doshas to their balance.
Procedures and natural remedies are used with a laxative and purifying effect . Energy is restored to their balance through diet and daily regimen, yoga poses, healing exercises, meditation.
The treatment given is according to what the condition of the body, the presence of diseases, age, etc., as well as the type of arthritis.
The main difference in the treatment of different types of arthritis is in the diet and daily regimen as well as in the medicines used. It should be made clear that if the disease is caused by deviations in one or two doshas, it is treated, but if on “all three” doshas , the disease is considered incurable, and if there is a combined inflammation of the joints of the limbs, waist and head .
What does the Ayurveda treatment consists of?
Overall, the practices that help with your arthritis includes-
- herbs and other supplements
- Ayurveda diet as recommended
- specialized oil therapy
- Moderate pressure massage
- purification rituals
- herbal pastes
- castor oil
- cold compress
- hot therapy, such as sauna use
Through regular meditation practice, the physical and emotional healing benefits include:
- Decreased blood pressure and hypertension
- Slower heart rate
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Reduced production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline
- More efficient oxygen use by the body
- Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
- Improved immune function and more restful sleep
The Three doshas
According to the philosophy, universal life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. We’re all made up of a unique combination of these three forces
They have strong frames and are naturally athletic as long they are exercising regularly to manage their tendency to gain weight. They appreciate doing things in a methodical, step-by-step manner, and prefer a regular routine in their personal and professional lives.
Their metabolism tends to be slow and their appetite for both food and stimulation is less intense than vata or pitta types. They benefit from exposing themselves to new environments, people, and occasionally fasting.
They tend to have a medium build and endurance with powerful musculature. They often have freckled skin that easily reddens in the sun, during exercise, massage, and when blushing. They have strong digestion and intense appetites, both for food and challenges.
It is common for them to suffer from health conditions such as inflammation, rashes, acne, and loose stool. For balance, pittas need to manage their “fiery” tendencies, channeling them in productive ways and learning to recognize their destructive power.
They are very mentally and physically active and enjoy creative endeavors. It’s common for vata types to experience cold hands and feet, constipation, dry skin, and cracking joints.
Vata types often fail to eat and sleep regularly, swinging from eating heavy foods to ground and sedate themselves, or ingesting stimulants like coffee and sugar to sustain intense physical or mental activity. Insomnia and low immunity are very common problem for the sensitive vata person.
Bi-doshic indicates that you share qualities strongly with two doshic types, and is actually how most of us are.
Tri-doshic means having equal amounts of each doshic influence. The tri-doshic person can be very strong, stable, and adaptable when in balance. When they are out of balance, however, they can experience poor health