Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease affecting all the small joints of body. In Ayurveda, it is commonly called as ‘Aam Vata’. As it is an auto immune disease which means the disturbance in one’s system due to which the antibodies attack the body. This process can involve multiple organs of body and hence called as rheumatoid disease. If it attacks the joints, it is called as rheumatoid arthritis.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Disturbed life style, stress, eating heavilydigested food stuffs, lack of physical exercise and other activities that increase Kapha in body. Rheumatoid arthritis as per Ayurveda is usually caused by gathering of ama. When there is imbalance in the body fire then the toxic substance named as ‘ama’ is created. Imbalance of vata is the basic and major situation in creation of ama. Imbalance of vata increasingly moves to brain, chest, stomach, joints and other parts of body. By the creation of ama all the essential channels used for nourishing the body are blocked because the ama is sticky in nature. Affect of this ama is not limited only to joints but it also reaches to different part of body and harm them.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Indigestion
  • Swelling of joints with throbbing pain and stiffness.
  • Feverish sensation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling of heaviness of body.
  • Inflexibility.
  • Weakness.
  • Difficulty in movement.

Do’s and Don’ts in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Do not take water with food.
  • Take warm and fresh meals at time daily
  • Avoid curd and refrigerated food and non vegetarian food items
  • Drink warm water.

Home remedies in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • A piece of ginger to be taken half hour before meals increases digestive fire and is a good appetizer.
  • Consume garlic, ajwoin and heeng in all food recopies. These are the best medicines to digest Aam from body.
  • Hot water helps in digestion process so; make it in habit to take.

Ayurvedic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

According to Ayurveda, prime target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is digesting Aam from body. Aam is formed when the undigested food converts into toxic material. It then circulates in the whole body. Its digestion is done by increasing digestive fire by Langhan and Paachan. Shodhan treatment is must to relieve the symptoms and to eradicate the disease out of the body. Dhanyamla dhara, rooksh sweda, vasti are important procedures to be done for the complete eradication of symptoms of R.A. Hard work and patience is required for the Ayurvedic treatment of R.A. and the success cannot be denied.