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Treatment of diseases>Arthritis
According to ayurveda arthritis is caused primarily by an excess of ama and lack of
agni.This can be caused by poor digestion
and a weakened colon, resulting in the accumulation of undigested food and the buildup of waste matter. Poor digestion
allows toxins to accumulate in the body, and problems with the colon allow the toxins to reach the joints.Therefore to treat arthritis one has to
to stimulate the digestive fire (agni) and to suppress the ama.
General Treatment of Arthritis depending on a person's lifestyle, diet, and emotional pattern, either
vata, pitta, or kapha goes out of balance. Then that particular
dosha slows down agni (digestive fire), resulting in the toxic, sticky
by-product of inadequate digestion known as ama.Vata, the main active
dosha, brings the ama into the colon, and from there it travels through the system and lodges in the bone tissue and in
the joints, giving rise to the stiffness and pain characteristic of arthritis.
Ayurveda attempts to remove the ama from the joint and bring it back to the colon, and then to eliminate it. To do this, we need
to keep the colon clean. It is best to determine the type of
arthritis and manage it for the remedies recommended for the specific type.
If you do not know whether the arthritis is vata, pitta, or kapha arthritis, take 1 teaspoon triphala at night
with 1/2 to 1 cup warm water.If you know positively which type it is, you can use the
following:(1/2 to 1 teaspoon with warm water):Haritaki for vata-type arthritis
Amalaki for pitta-type Bibbitaki for kapha-type arthritis.
Ayurveda recommends general techniques for increasing the intensity of the digestive fire
(agni) in order to burn up
the toxins that are harming the body.
Use of herbal, medicinal or essential oils:
Various oils may be applied to the skin in order to help the body clear toxins, relieve pain and restore mobility.Mahanarayan oil
improves flexibility, stiffness, muscle fatigue, and removes pain. It
is mixed with sesame oil (1:1) and applied to the painful areas. This oil also breaks up blockages and begins to heal locally. After oil
application, warm heat, yoga, bath, or mild exercise further improves this situation.
Narayan oil is good for muscle and joint pain, lower body circulation, and reversing imbalances caused by aging.
Avipattikar churna is good to ingest for rheumatism.
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