Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the most common types of Arthritis found in people, which cause chronic inflammation in the joints. The immune system of the body become over active and attacks the joints of the body causing Rheumatoid Arthritis .
In Ayurveda, it is believed that accumulation of Ama and an imbalanced Vata dosha together causes the problem. Hence the Ayurvedic treatment involves elimination of toxin and bringing back the balance to Vata dosha . The treatment aims at stopping the overactive immune system.
Ayurvedic treatment depends completely on the situation of the person. Before advising the Ayurvedic treatment or the medicine it is necessary to carry out the examination of the patient by the Vaidya.
The reason behind the over activity of immune system is a weak body prone to outside attacks. This causes the immune system to take precautionary measure, which sometimes can become excessive. This then attacks the body parts, especially the joints leading to Rheumatoid Arthritis disease.
To calm the immune system it is necessary to eat healthy diet that provides the required nutrition by the body. Ayurveda advises to include lettuce, spinach, Brussels sprouts, horse gram, drum sticks, hot soups of lentils, pulses, etc in the diet.
For the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis various herbal medicines prepared by herbs like ginger, bitter gourd, Pepper, long pepper, haritaki, guggulu godanti bhasma, amalaki, citraka, pipali mula, ashwagandha bala, etc are given to the patient.
During and after the treatment a Rheumatoid Arthritis patient must avoid dairy products, sweets, oily foods, junk foods, salty and sour foods, cold drinks and ice creams.
Ayurveda also carry out oil massage whose main aim is to provide relief from the pain and inflammation of the joints. Abhyanaga (Oil Massage therapy) uses oils like Castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, mustard oil, almond oil, etc to carry out massages of the body or of the affected area.
Swedana therapy is also carried out that provides relief from the pain. Panchakarma therapies are carried out to bring the balance to the immune system and remove the Vata dosha . Virechana therapy helps to remove ama (toxin) from the body.
Besides the diet and therapies, Yoga exercises are also carried out.
Ayurvedic treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Delhi is carried out by experienced Vaidya that first analyze the patient and than recommends the treatment for the disease.