“Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints”
The word arthritis has its origin in Greek language, meaning inflammation, which can affect a single or multiple joints—depending on the type and its nature.
Types of Arthritis in Ayurveda:
In Ayurveda there are basically two types of arthritis—Osteoarthritis (Sandhigat Vata) and Rheumatoid arthritis (Ama Vat). Ayurveda takes Every individual as a unique subject taking into account numerous variables ensuring a tailor made programme for every person, thus eliminating the disease from the roots. Ayurveda considers osteoarthritis as a disease of malnutrition that affect vulnerable joints (due to previous injury or infection, congenital reasons, etc).
Causes of Osteoarthritis:
When the digestive fire—Agni, is not working properly, it leads to generation of wastes or toxins also known as Ama, instead of the useful nutrients.
Ama (toxins), along with aggravated Vata(Air) move into the channels of circulation from the gut, it settles in the places that are weak and vulnerable (in this case the joints). This particular type of Ama and Vata have drying effect which causes deterioration of tissues in joints & then the bones leading to inflammation, stiffness, swelling and pain.
Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is disease of toxic accumulation and immune malfunction. A very high level of accumulated Ama (hence the name) when combined with aggravated Vata, while Pitta moves into the channels of the body—beginsto affect Ojas (the vital essence of the tissues and the body-mind’s strength and immunity). Thus depleting the Ojas and changing its qualities. In the mean while Ama blocks the channels and prevents the production of Ojas—thus depleting it further.
These depleted Ojas function incorrectly and, along with Toxins (Ama), cause inflammation, swelling and pain.
Arthritis Treatment Through Techno-Veda:
Ayurveda greatly reduces the debilitating effects of Arthritis in chronic cases, and in general cases it can actually offer a cure, which is yet not possible through western medicines, and the combination of Ayurveda with FDA approved technologies accelerates the whole healing process by 90%.
This whole treatment process deals in strengthening Agni and removing Ama from the body.