Arthritis (Joint Diseases)
Ayurveda understands pathology of various Joint diseases in detail and proposes very effective treatments and medications. Joint diseases which are most frequently treated in our centre are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic arthritis and non specific poly arthritis. If treated in early stages most of these diseases are completely curable. In advanced stages, disease progression can be arrested and it can be maintained asymptomatic with the help of long term medication.
According to Ayurveda there are three main causes for Joint pathologies. Those types of Arthritis found in teenage to younger age are due to metabolic delay and production of unmetablised lymph called as Ama. Body try to metaboilse this substance in mucus membranes and various cavities of the body first. And when that effort is failed later it comes to circulation producing general signs and symptoms. Finally it comes joints where it causes inflammation and deformation. This condition is called as Amavata- most of Rheumatic Arthritis and Cervical spondylitis / Lumbar spondylitis are treated as Amavata in our center.
Second cause joint diseases according Ayurveda is imbalance of blood tissue. Due to improper food and lifestyle, overproduction of cyto-toxins leads to impure blood. This impure blood starts to get obstructed in smaller blood vessels surrounding feet and hands, leading to local inflammatory signs and symptoms. When left untreated it enters to the soft tissues and then to joint spaces leading to severe arthritis in multiple joints. This is called as Vatarakta in Ayurveda. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gouty arthritis, systemic lupous, Psoriatic arthritis, poly arthritis are treated as Varieties of Vatarakta in our centre with good results.
Last cause of arthritis is wear and tear of joints due to ageing, injury or diabetes or chronic inflammations. This leads to accumilation of Vata in joints leading to further degeneration. This condition is called Sandhivata inAyurvda. Osteo Arthritis or any chronic joint disease shows signs and symptoms this.