What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease which means that the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake and causes inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body.
This RA disease mainly attacks the big joints, mainly affects joints in the hands, wrists, and knees.
The joints that are affected with rheumatoid arthritis cause there is a lining of the joint which becomes inflamed and damages to the joint tissue.
Hence, it can cause chronic pain in joints, unsteadiness (lack of balance), and deformity.
It can also affect other tissues throughout the body and affects various organs such as the lungs, heart, and eyes.
- This disease varies from 0.5% to 1.5% of the total population.
- It mainly affects more women than men
- The onset of the disease occurs between the age group of 30 to 55
- It also shortens life expectancy by several years in both men as well as women.
Ayurvedic view of Rheumatoid Arthritis
In Ayurveda, Rheumatoid Arthritis is considered as ‘’Amavata’’. In this disease, there is a vitiation of Vata Dosha and accumulation of Ama in joints which can lead to the production of pain, swelling in joints, stiffness, tenderness, etc in the related joints.
Common Symptoms for arthristis include Jwara (pyrexia), Aruchi (anorexia), Akarmanyata (inability to do work), Angamarda (body ache), Alasya (lethargy), Apaka (indigestion), Asyavairasya (altered taste perception), Daurbalya (weakness), Gaurava (heaviness in the body), Trishna (increased thirst), Utsahahani (laziness), Daha (burning sensation), etc.
What are the causes of rheumatoid arthritis?
Nobody knows what is the main cause of the immune system to malfunction. But it involves multiple factors, including both genetic and environmental influences.
Immune cells play a crucial role in the pathogenesis, although the relative contribution of individual components remains uncertain. It occurs when an immune system mistakes the body’s healthy tissues for foreign invaders.
There is a proliferation of cells in the synovial layer of the joints which destroys cartilage, bone, and surrounding soft tissues.
This leads to inflammation in joints and can be treated with Ayurvedic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
In Rheumatoid Arthritis, the symptoms usually affect the same joints on both sides of the body.
Symptoms usually tend to come and go. During a remission, they can be mild. However, but during a flare, they can become severe.
- Affected joints become swollen, inflamed, painful, and stiff. Synovial fluid may accumulate which causes an effusion.
- Joint pain is usually more prominent and more which mainly occurs during rest or at night, and on activity.
- Prolonged early morning stiffness is also a main diagnostic feature suggestive of inflammatory disease in joints.
- There is a general feeling of being unwell or fever
- Loss of function and mobility
- Weight loss and weakness may be the symptom
What are the risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?
People who are at a higher risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis illness may include:
- People who are above or 60 years of age
- Females are more prone to this disease
- Obesity is also the main risk factor. Some researchers have stated that the more overweight a person was, the higher his or her risk of developing this condition.
- Smoking or tobacco consumption or whose parents smoked when they were in their childhood.
What is the Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best panchakarma therapies that have been used in Ayurveda for many ages such as anuvasana vasti, kshara vasti and blluka vasti.
These procedures in combination with Ayurvedic formulations are the best way to cure arthritis.
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides a wonderful kit for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis which is known as Arthritis go kit.
This kit includes- Detox premium powder, Kaunchbeej capsule, Panchasakar churna, and Swarna Guggulu.
These Ayurvedic formulations cure rheumatoid arthritis by working on its root cause.
These also provide strength to the joints and reduces the morning stiffness by pacifying the vata dosha in the body.
1. Detox Premium Powder
Detox premium powder is a composition of herbal ingredients that detox your body by removing the toxins naturally. It contains ingredients like jahar mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shankh bhasma, moti pishti, kamdudha ras, etc. It is the best medicine in reducing the redness, tenderness, stiffness, swelling in the case of rheumatoid arthritis.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Trikatu Syrup:
Trikatu combines the goodness of Black pepper, Ginger and, Long pepper to create an herbal remedy for digestive ailments, sluggish metabolism, obesity, and high cholesterol. This syrup has best results in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and expectorant. It also help to tackle the weight problems or obesity. It can modulate your body’s immune response while cutting the characteristic inflammation associated with the rheumatoid arthritis.
Recommended Dosage –Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.
3. Panchasakar Churna
As its name describes the churna has made up of a total of 5 natural ingredients – Swarna patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare), and Saindhava lavana (Rock salt). This churna is very beneficial to decrease the effect of aggravated Vata dosha thus relieves the excessive pain, discomfort, tenderness, etc. This wonderful remedy also corrects the digestive problems and other associated symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon with lukewarm water at bedtime.
4. Rasayan vati
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral ayurvedic formulation, which is 100% natural. Rasayan vati contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi Abhrak Bhasam, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immuno-modulator properties.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
5. Nerve up tablets:
Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata disorders, speed up physical and mental processes. It act as Respiratory stimulant, helps in Joint pain, Inflammation, Stiffness, Gout, Arthritis, Bodyache, Erectile dysfunction, and Body weakness.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
6. Sheet dhara syrup:
It works on all the three doshas of body but mainly act on pitta dosha. It contains Ajwain, Kapur (camphor) and Mint leaves that help reduce Acidityand burning sensation in chest region with its cooling effects. It relaxes your mind also maintains Bloodpressure. CAC Sheet dhara help in controlling mood swings by which many women are affected nowadays. It also controls burping ,nausea and bloating. Acid Reflux, Burning sensation in chest region, Bloating, Nausea, Burping, Hiccups, Maintain blood pressure, Control mood swings, Stomach ulcers, Improves Appetite.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of sheet dhara twice daily empty stomach.
7. Pain-O-kill Tablets
As the name suggests these tablets will kill the pain naturally. The herbs present in the formation of these tablets are Ashwagandha, Hadjod, Punarnava, Nirgundi, Methi, Garlic, etc. These herbs in combination show antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. The regular use of these tablets reduce body pain and acts on its root cause.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
These Ayurvedic formulations for Rheumatoid Arthritis are 100% safe, natural and are free from preservatives, fillers, colors, and additives. These are prepared under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda Experts.
Vaidya Jagjit Singh is an Ayurvedic Physician in Chandigarh and has an experience of 30 years in this field. He is founder of Chandigarh Ayurved Centre. Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre provides best ayurvedic treatment &panchakarma therapies centre in Chandigarh. Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre is a leading Multi specialityAyurvedic Clinic of North India.