Natural Remedy for Arthritis

Arthritis or joint pains is caused mainly due to suppression of agni or digestive fire. This results in poor digestion, which leads to accumulation of undigested wastes in the body resulting in buildup of ama (waste matter). The toxins reach different parts of body and get accumulated at joints.

Thus the first step in treating arthritis is to stimulate agni (digestive fire).

Ayurveda classify arthritis into three – vata, pitta and kapha type joint pains.

Vata type arthritis is characterized by dryness of the joints.

Pitta type arthritis is characterized by swollen joints. Pain increases when you move your limbs. Joints feel hot.

Kapha type arthritis is characterized by stiff swollen joints. Joints feel cold. Move the limbs a bit and you feel relieved from pain.

Certain yoga postures are found to offer relief from arthritis pain. Choose the yoga postures that may be beneficial to you with the help of a trained yoga practitioner.

Detoxification processes including enemas and panchakarma are beneficial in treating arthritis. It removes much of the accumulated toxic wastes and gives relief to pain.

Narayana oil and Sahacharadi oil are beneficial massage oils that have the power to bring down arthritis pain. The effect of the oils depends primarily on your body type.

Narayana oil removes stiffness and improves mobility at limbs and is especially beneficial in reducing backache, sprains and joint pains.

If Sahacharadi oil doesn't reduce the pain considerably in 24 hours of first massage, discontinue the application. If your body responds favorably to the massage oil, it will start showing results in less than 12 hours. This oil comes is rose in color and has special effects on Vata and Kapha type bodies.

Herbs useful in Arthritis Cure

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is useful in controlling pain and inflammation. Dried and powdered ginger taken internally is beneficial in reducing joint pains and inflammation. No side effects recorded.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) also has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is a regular condiment for a variety of Indian culinary items.

Ashwangandha (Withania somnifera) has several benefits. Its roots are used in treating arthritis related pain.

Arthritis has its roots on digestive problems. Keeping body fit by leading an active life, practicing yoga, daily aerobics, taking only easy-to-digest food and occasional use of triphala as a mild laxative, etc are preventive steps against arthritis.

6 comments:

  1. I came to know that drinking water, about 5 to 7 cups in the early morning before taking any food will provide a little relief to arthritis and joint pains. Is it true?
    Once upon a lifetime in kerala

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    http://heartmates.blogspot.com

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  2. ashish12:19 PM

    how u r diffrent from www.kerala-ayurvedics.com

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  3. @ Aashish,
    We are in no way related to them.

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  4. Thanks for providing info about such useful remedy for arthritis treatment. No doubt ayurveda is one of the best mode of treatment for many skin condition like psoriasis, it has also excellent healing qualities regarding vitiligo cure and other such chronic skin conditions.

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  5. Chondroitin is a component of human connective tissues that are found in cartilage and bone. A form of chondroitin, known as chondroitin sulfate, is used as a dietary supplement for osteoarthritis.

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  6. @ Heart Mates
    It is absolutely true that drinking water before taking breakfast meal is so much beneficial for
    arthritis and joints

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