Arthritis

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Arthritis is a degenerative disease that destroys cartilage in a joint. Cartilage is a fluid lubricant that is present in between the joints of two bones in out body for smooth movement. There are more than 100 types of Arthritis.

Arthritis can be caused due to injury to the joint or can be hereditary. According to Ayurveda it is caused due to the accumulation of the Ama (toxin) in the body due to poor digestion. Different types of Arthritis are caused due to imbalance in Vata dosha, Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha.

Pain and inflammation is felt in joints like hip, knee, toe and hand. Stiffness, dryness pain, swelling and burning sensation are felt in these joints.

In Ayurveda, different Arthritis has different treatment. There are many types of Arthritis that does not have complete cure available in any type of treatment method. However, Ayurveda tries to curb the disease as much as possible and reduces the pain effectively.

Arthritis patient must avoid sugar, coffee, red meat, most grains, nuts, and citrus fruits.

Abhyanga oil massage is given to Arthritis patient that has proven to be beneficiary in reducing the pain. For the massage Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, Almond oil, Castor oil etc are used along with herbs like garlic, juniper, lavender, Ashwagandha, rosemary, thyme, or sassafras oil.

Arthritis patient are advised for steam baths or bath by hot water. Include few herbs in the water that can provide relief from the pain.

Arthritis patient must try to avoid cold water and cold weather as they affect the joints and cartilage.

Few of the types of Arthritis are:

  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  3. Gout
  4. Pseudo-gout
  5. Septic arthritis
  6. Still's disease/Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  7. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  8. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  9. Behçet's Disease
  10. Childhood Arthritis
  11. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hperostosis (DISH)
  12. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  13. Felty's Syndrome
  14. Fibromyalgia
  15. Infectious Arthritis
  16. Lupus
  17. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  18. Paget's Disease
  19. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  20. Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  21. Psoriatic Arthritis
  22. Raynaud's Phenomenon
  23. Reactive Arthritis
  24. Scleroderma
  25. Sjögren's Syndrome
  26. Wegner's Granulomatosis
  27. Hemorrhagic Arthritis
  28. Cervical arthritis

Overweight people are more prone to Arthritis disease. Ayurveda advises people to reduce weight through yoga and balanced diet that in turn helps in curbing Arthritis.

Ayurvedic treatment of Arthritis in Delhi is available for almost all types of arthritis and it involves Panchakarma treatments, Ayurvedic medicine, herbs and Yoga exercises.

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