Description as per modern science
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-lasting autoimmun disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly, the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body. The disease may also affect other parts of the body.
Description as per Ayurveda
The improper life style and food habits hampers the digestion and creates excessive Aam (toxins) in the body which also vitiates the Vata (wind) in the body. As the Aam is built up in the stomach, it begins circulates throughout the body with the help of aggravated Vata dosha. Ama has the property of being sticky and heavy in nature because of which it gets trapped in the narrow channels in and around the bone as they are narrow. When this Aam with the Vitiated Vata settles around the joints and causes swelling, stiffness and severe pain in the joints causing RA.
Mainly we have to reduce Vata and Aam in the body. It is a long term treatment and the patient has to have determination and patience.
It is a disease which is well known from ayurveda since thousands of years.
So there is a lot of experience and we often have seen tremendous of betterment.
The western naturopathy sees the main topics in improving the circulation and reducing the inflammation.
In reducing Ama, which Ayurveda is emphasizing, the blood circulation will improve and also the inflammation will reduce. In reducing Vata (wind) we will bring more warmness to the joints and nourishment.
For a deep healing a full Panchakarma treatment is very much recommended.
Ayurvedic home remedy:
- Take 1/4 tsp fenugreek powder on empty stomach daily in the morning, with water
Take 1 tsp vaca oil or castor oil with 2 pinches of dry ginger powder at night.